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Oscar winner Adrien Brody invites creative talent to enter film contest


Bombay Sapphire, the world’s fastest-growing major gin brand by volume and value1, and Academy Award winner Adrien Brody, are inviting budding film makers from around the world to enter the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series: Film competition.

In association with the Tribeca Film Festival, the competition aims to spark people’s imagination by offering them the chance to have their own short film made through interpreting a script written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher.

Until the 4th August people from around the globe can visit Imagination Series to view Geoffrey Fletcher’s script and submit their imaginative film concepts based on this script. The films deemed the most imaginative will go into production and each winner can be involved in the production of their film alongside world-class talent, as well as see their version of Fletcher’s script brought to life on the big screen.

The four most imaginative ideas will be shortlisted by Adrien Brody, Geoffrey Fletcher and a panel of experts from the Tribeca Film Festival to go into production. The panel will shortlist a further five ideas to go forward to a public vote, the winner of which will also go into production. All five films will then be showcased during the Tribeca Film Festival the following year, in April 2014.

Academy Award winner Brody says, “I'm grateful that I've found opportunities for my creativity to flourish and I feel extremely passionate about working with Bombay Sapphire gin on this competition - which will encourage people to explore their own. Imagination really can take you anywhere and is so subjective, so I'm excited to see people’s interpretation of Geoffrey’s script and I look forward to embarking on this incredible journey with them.”

“We are proud to continue our association with a brand who embraces creativity and imagination the way Bombay Sapphire does. The competition is a fantastic way for creative people all over the world to express their imagination,” adds Jon Patricof, President of Tribeca Enterprises.

With a heritage rooted in imagination, Bombay Sapphire gin has long supported the world of creativity, design and innovative ways of thinking. Bombay Sapphire Global Marketing Manager Magali Podesta comments, “The Bombay Sapphire team believes imagination makes the world a better place. We want to spark people’s imagination in film and let them create a story based on an Academy Award winning writer’s script to create a series of unique short films, showing that imagination can take you everywhere.”

Deadline extended

Entries must be received by Sunday 18th August 2013 at 11.59PM (GMT).

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