Nov 29 2012
Four Stories was a competition put together by Intel Ultrabook and W Hotels inviting aspiring film-makers to submit original screenplays that would be assessed by a panel of judges, including Roman Coppola and Eddy Moretti, creative director of VICE. Four scripts were picked and have been turned into ten-minute shorts. They're all below and they're all really good.
Written by Ben Sayeg and directed by Lake Bell, El Tonto! tells the story of a friendship between a nerdy American tourist and a masked luchador wrestler in Mexico City.
Modern/Love – written by Amy Jacobowitz and directed by Lee Krieger – follows a couple who've been in a long-distance internet relationship going on holiday together to Doha and having to deal with stuff like actually looking each other face to face IRL.
THE MIRROR BETWEEN US
In The Mirror Between Us – written and directed by Kahil Joseph – two women have their worlds turned upside down, so do what everyone does when something traumatic happens to them: go on a dream-like adventure through the Maldives.
Imagine being able to type anything, only for it to materialise right in front of you. I don't want to know what you'd type, but you could get some tips from Eugene – written by Adam Blampied and directed by Spencer Sussex – because, funnily enough, that's exactly what happens.
Roman Coppola also made his own film – starring Jason Schwartzman – but you can't watch that until 3,000 people have shared it, so click here to be one of those people.
Seven Important Truths About How the World Takes Drugs in 2014
My Top Secret Meeting with One of the Silk Road's Biggest Drug Lords
Photos of the Bathrooms and Kitchens of America's Bachelors
Fresh Off the Boat: Fresh Off the Boat: Chengdu - Part 3
Hospital Selfies Are Therapeutic, Not Narcissistic
Legal Experts Are Rebelling Against German Drug Laws
A 'Blue Bloc' Stormed the Streets of Rome This Weekend
Here’s Why Russia and Canada Are Clamouring for the Arctic
Are Google and Facebook Just Pretending They Want Limits on NSA Surveillance?
Sasha Kurmaz Doesn't Think the Rest of Europe Wants to Help Ukraine