Sunday, November 20, 2011

Winning Film


This summer, Philips and the renowned director/producer, Ridley Scott, launched a global filmmaker competition dubbed the:  'Tell It Your Way Film Making Contest'.  

The entrants were given total freedom of expression and could take up any theme they wanted.  But there were two rules in the contest to qualify for the prize that were strictly enforced:
 
1)   Only six lines of dialogue were allowed in the film thus challenging the film maker to show rather than to tell the story.  This insured that the film submissions would portray a story graphically keeping the elements in the story visual.
 
2)   The other rule concerned brevity and challenged the film maker with a time constraint for conveying the story.  Any film submitted in the contest had to be no longer than a total of three minutes.  
Finally after the judging ended, this was the prize-winning entry in the, "Tell It  Your Way" contest.  It is entitled, 'The Porcelain Unicorn.'  The judges were not only impressed with the film but also touched by the human feelings expressed graphically between two strangers.

7 comments:

RADICALJOE said...

Words never need to be spoken,
Love is an inborn trait that says
what our soul is made of.

Stew said...

That's better than any 3 hour long movie that I've seen in a long time.

JCinmeforever said...

Wow... What and expression of heartfelt feelings and humanity, no matter the circumstances. Reaching out is the first step...

Smiles, JCinmeforever

Gary Kelly said...

I've seen that film before. Very well done. But I can't help feeling a bit miffed because I've been told I have a talent for writing dialogue. It's the old radio background ya know. And I can't help wondering how one might fill 3 minutes of radio time with just six lines of dialogue.

Some years ago I met a writer of radio serials in Oz during the days before TV. He said he used to write the Tarzan episodes in the bathtub, and whenever he ran out of ideas for the plot, he used lots of jungle and animal noises to fill in the blanks. Hehe.

Little did I realize as a kid glued to the radio listening to my favorite serials that Tarzan was a middle-age balding man sitting naked in a bathtub.

JustinO'Shea said...

Remember, Gary, they had lots of visual footage communication much with no words,. . . . the radio had only the silence. . .

Gary Kelly said...

The sounds thereof by Simon and Garfunkel.

Jim said...

The simple act of kindness which at times is often the most difficult to convey. Thanks for this Justin.