Two 20-somethings take the next step in their long-distance cyber romance: meeting in
person for the first time during an exotic vacation in Doha. Will their tech-enabled feelings hold true in real life?
Why it was chosen: “Loved its warmth in dealing with contemporary ideas in regards to relationships and the internet. In contrast to the others, it had a more narrative approach that I thought was very well done.” — Roman Coppola
Winning Screenwriter: Amy Jacobowitz
Amy Jacobowitz graduated from UCLA in 2011 and works in PR for an advertising agency in Los Angeles. Filmmaking has always been her first love.
Director: Lee Toland Krieger
Lee Toland Krieger’s 2012 feature, Celeste and Jesse Forever, was a breakout hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The film was released by Sony Pictures Classics and starred Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones. Krieger has written and directed a number of features and shorts over the last few years. He was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay for his 2009 film The Vicious Kind.
Featuring: Robert Schwartzman
Robert Schwartzman is the lead singer of the Los Angeles rock band Rooney. He has written and produced hit songs and albums for Rooney that have topped the charts worldwide. Schwartzman has spent years of his life touring globally, building a loyal fan base both in the US and overseas. He recently released his first solo album, Double Capricorn, on his record label California Dreamin’ Records. Growing up in a film family, Schwartzman always had a passion for films and has acted in several films, including Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides and Garry Marshall’s The Princess Diaries. Recently, he acted and scored Gia Coppola’s short film Casino Moon and Lee Toland Krieger’s Modern/Love.
Featuring: Naomi Scott
Naomi Scott is a young English actress who starred as Maddy Shannon on Steven Spielberg’s TV series Terra Nova. She also starred as Mohini “Mo” Banjaree on the Disney Channel original movie Lemonade Mouth.
Intel and W Hotels created Four Stories to identify and support rising visionaries in filmmaking, and provide them with a platform to share their talent with audiences around the world.
Four winning scripts, inspired by iconic W Hotels destinations and the mobility of the Intel-inspired Ultrabook™, were chosen from nearly 1000 submissions from aspiring filmmakers worldwide. They were selected by a panel of entertainment industry insiders and filmmakers, and developed into short films.
Roman Coppola and his production company, The Directors Bureau, matched the four scripts with some of today’s most talented young directors and actors to bring each winner’s vision to life.
The resulting four films, plus an original short by Coppola himself, were shot at some of W Hotels’ most exotic and cutting-edge locations — from the Maldives and Hollywood to Doha, Washington D.C. and Mexico City — and feature the Ultrabook as a central character.
Four Stories is part of The Ultrabook Experience: a series of collaborations between Intel and innovative companies worldwide, enabled by the Ultrabook — a new category of computing devices powered by Intel.