Director, writer and producer Roman Coppola’s production company The Directors Bureau are to produce and curate new short competition called Four Stories, launched by Intel and W Hotels.
The competition provides filmmakers with the chance to shoot a ten-minute film using as a location the prestigious W Hotels in the Maldives, Doha, Mexico City, or Washington D.C.
A statement from Four Stories reads: “Hotels and travel have been the inspiration for some of cinema’s most enduring films. From Fellini to Truffaut, from Grand Hotel to Lost in Translation, the impulse to create in foreign lands has excited filmmakers for decades.”
Moonrise Kingdom co-writer and Somewhere producer Roman Coppola said: “To all those people thinking of participating, I hope that they take the opportunity to be bold, to push boundaries and to think of ideas which are totally unique to themselves.”
Coppola and a panel of judges will chose three screenplays that will be produced by Roman’s filmmaking company, The Directors Bureau, at one of four W Hotels destinations.
The films will premiere at red carpet events in select W Hotels destinations worldwide and be distributed online, as well as being screened at experiential installations in W hotels across the world.
Scripts must be submitted for a ten-minute long film set in a W Hotel and featuring an Intel Ultrabook as a key character in the script.