Magazine article Screen International

Roman Coppola Debuts Four Stories

Magazine article Screen International

Roman Coppola Debuts Four Stories

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Roman Coppola and The Directors Bureau premiered the short film series Four Stories at the Prince Charles Theatre in London's Leicester Square alongside a host of young international film talent.

In August, W Hotels and Intel called for aspiring filmmakers to submit short scripts that were set in a W Hotel and somehow included an Ultrabook.

Over 1,000 submissions were whittled down to four scripts by The Directors Bureau and Coppola, who eventually decided to add his own short to the series, resulting in a "quartet of five films."

Each is as different as the last. The first, Modern/Love, written by UCLA grad Amy Jacobowitz and directed by Lee Toland Krieger, follows two 20-somethings who have been talking over the Internet for two years and have grand ideas of their first in-person meeting.

¡El Tonto!, written by Ben Sayeg and directed by Lake Bell, chronicles a geeky traveller who meets a famous luchadore of Mexico named El Solar. A timid businessman receives a magic Ultrabook in Eugene, written by Adam Blampied and directed by Spencer Susser. …

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