For the first time ever, beginning July 15, 2015, Lexus and The Weinstein Company will crowd source director submissions from the filmmaking community worldwide for the third series of the Lexus Short Films. Four filmmakers will be selected to each write and direct a short film produced by The Weinstein Company and participate in a tour of top film festivals around the world to promote their films.
The theme for this series is “Anticipation”, a provocative and nuanced thought-starter providing filmmakers an innovative platform for their imaginations. The four selected filmmakers will be invited to interpret the meaning for their own narrative and to tell a story based around their vision.Bring your creativity to life; submit your entry through Withoutabox for your chance to be selected for this exciting and unique opportunity.
DIRECTED BY SATSUKI OKAWA
Ellen's best friend Jonah wants to create a unique and picturesque proposal to his girlfriend. Banding together with a group of friends, Ellen works diligently to ensure that the meticulously planned show of affection goes off without a hitch, but issues arise along the way. Ellen must overcome her feelings for Jonah and any past promises they made to each other for the proposal to go as planned.
DIRECTED BY JON GOLDMAN
Randall spends his days imagining the vibrant inner lives of various vendors at the multicultural urban market where he works: none more so than Angela, an angel with her own pastry shop. But Randall’s inattention to his work has lead to a string of thefts and soon threatens to cost him his job. A chance encounter with a beautiful starlet and her lapdog provides Randall not only an opportunity to break the ice with Angela, but a chance to prove his worth to everyone at the market – including himself.
DIRECTED BY CRISTINA MOLINO
Sophie believes that forgetting is the only way of moving on with her life, but one day she realizes that she can't make memories from a previous life completely disappear. All those memories are still there, hidden inside her mind.
DIRECTED BY SPECIAL PROBLEMS
It's 3am and a comedian is having an off night. In a moment of desperation he begins to muse on love and life, his musings become the anchor to five stories of five isolated individuals. An expectant father waiting in a bar, an executive driving home, an astronaut in space, a young woman going for a late night swim and a singer waiting to go on stage are all experiencing a surreal moment of clarity.
DIRECTED BY JUSTIN TIPPING
Victor may be young, but he knows what love is. Emily is the girl of Victor's dreams and he knows he has to do something extraordinary to prove his love to her. When Victor sets out to impress Emily, he'll be challenged in every way and ultimately have to risk life and limb for the sake of love.
DIRECTED BY CHAN CHUNG KI
"Pupil" tells the story of two artists struggling to break through their own personal cocoons. Both women will face the same traumatic event that will ultimately shift their perspective on life, challenge their passion for art, and allow them to see the world in new, amazing ways.
DIRECTED BY MITSUYO MIYAZAKI
In the near future when water is scarce, Shin and Myra, two orphans following in their scientist father's footsteps, develop a technology that could turn the tides of time and heal the earth. But when dark forces kidnap them in an attempt to steal their father's invention, the device is mistakenly activated and a mysterious power unleashed. While trying to escape their captors, they are magically transported on a voyage out of this world.
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