five Films and one script
by Geoffrey Fletcher
In 2014 Maite Fernandez and four other talented upcoming screenwriters were taking up the dialogue written by Academy Award winner, Geoffrey Fletcher to create their own screenplay. WEAREFLINK directed Maite's vision of a mesmerising look at the inexplicable and unpredictable nature of our own demons. When two young artists start painting, the graffiti takes on a monstrous life of its own. Can they escape their own creation, or even themselves ...
"When we first read the original script, we were intrigued that there was still a lot of room to explore the character of the Graffiti coming alive. We really saw the opportunity developing the character of the beast / monster (as we like to call it), which was a lot of fun. We imagined it to have terrifying aspects, but at the same time, to be fascinating and still have some comedic elements. One expression of this is the way it moves really quickly as it leaves traces of paint on the walls and corners.
It was important to create some conflict between the two protagonists on the run. One blames the other for their predicament and at the end we are left wondering if there ever were really two guys…"
"During the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, Bombay Sapphire® premiered the 5 short films based on the winning scripts from their beloved Imagination Series Contest. Geoffrey Fletcher, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Precious, once again provided the dialogue framework of a script for a 5-minute short film.
Using Fletcher’s dialogue (which they were not allowed to change), screenwriters were called upon to infuse their own brand of imagination—such as genre, location, situation, characters, etc.—to make Fletcher’s words come alive in whatever story-world they could dream up."
- Tribeca 20th May 2014
Have a look at all five short films from 2014 Imagination Series winners:
Client: Bacardi Brands Limited Agency: Gravity Road Production Company: Independent Film, Joinery, weareflink Director: weareflink Creative Lead: Niko Tziopanos Director of Photography: Roman Jakobi
Executive Producer: Andreas Lampe Producer: Muriel Dornseif Conceptual Design: Philipp von Preuschen, Lena Steinkühler CG/Compositing Artist: Jörn Engelke, Philipp von Preuschen, Jaclyn Stauber, Lena Steinkühler, Niko Tziopanos Compositing: Lasse Clausen, Gunter Freese, Moritz Gläsle, Martin Hess, Lena Steinkühler, Niko Tziopanos, Ruben Riegamer
Sounddesign: Supreme Music, Hamburg