Last night, The Tribeca Film Festival premiered the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series 2014, a showcase of short films from around the globe, created by young filmmakers looking to make a name for themselves. A co-partnership between Tribeca and Bombay, the project gives young filmmakers the opportunity to take a script without a premise or setting, and create their own story around the words.
Five separate films were created for the series, all based on the same short script by Academy Award winner Geoffrey Fletcher ("Precious"). For the second year in a row, Fletcher's script - without direction or description - has spawned films that are all very different, and underline the power of imagination. Out of over 1,300 entries from almost 70 countries, the list was whittled down to the five films that premiered at Tribeca.
Read about The 2014 Imagination Series Films below (descriptions courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival)
"Exit Log" from Chris Cornwell (UK):
In 2249, two space engineer’s journey through deep space takes a dramatic turn when they discover an emergency message from the past. They’ll have just three minutes to decipher the message and decide their fate forever.
"Reflections" from Anthony Khaseria (UK):
A beautiful couple in beautiful surroundings - it should have been the start of the ultimate love story. But a romantic meal turns dark and fantastical when they discover a hidden mirror which shows their true reflection.
"Graffiti Area" from Maite Fernandez (Spain):
A mesmerizing look at the inexplicable and unpredictable nature of our own fears. When two young graffiti artists start painting, the graffiti takes on a monstrous life of its own. Can they escape their own creation, or even themselves?
The Other Side of the Game from Kiara Jones (USA):
A newly married couple are battling to get out alive from an unfamiliar hostage situation in this taut psychological thriller. You won’t expect what happens next.
Need for Speed (Dating) from Allyson Morgan (USA) :
Nate and Polly have the perfect relationship. A nice house, a white picket fence. There’s just one problem – the relationship is just a dream. In this light hearted comedy, Polly tries to find her dream date at a speed dating event. But will anyone live up to her dream boyfriend?
You can find all the films here, as well as the compilation trailer below.