This is kind of neat. Bombay Sapphire Gin has partnered with Geoffrey Fletcher, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter (on right, above), to host a short film competition where filmmakers can take a new script written by Mr. Fletcher and develop a short film concept based on it. The entries are then judged and the five winners deemed most imaginative will be produced and screened at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Visit imaginationseries.com for more information.
This year's winners (the competition's first year) will have a screening and after party at the Downtown Film Festival LA this Friday, July 12th. Alas, I may not be able to go because I leave on vacation early the next morning, but if you would like more information or would like to attend, click here: http://wl.flavorus.com/event/Imagination-Films-and-Party/180203?afflky=DowntownFilmFestivalLA. The screening and after party are, apparently, free.
I'm all for collaborations between gin distilleries and filmmakers!