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2nd May 2013
Gin it to win it
Title of film: Room 8
Director: James W. Griffiths
One script, five winning films for Bombay Saphire

Bombay Sapphire have just released a selection of shorts for their Imagination Series film competition. Entrants were asked to provide a treatment, turning writer/director Geoffrey Fletcher’s (Precious, Violet & Daisy) ambiguous two-page script into a fleshed-out concept for a short film.

Finalists James W. Griffiths (Indy8) and Cadi Catlow helmed their own segments, with directing duties for entries from Paul Frankl, Shekhar Bassi and Alexis Barosso Gasco going to Henry Mason (Independent), Matt Smukler (Independent/Community) and Daniel Benmayor (Anonymous Content/RCR) respectively.

Incidentally, Indy8 is a new company Independent has set up to produce online films, direct-to-client work and basically everything that sits outside the TV commercial mandate. It’s run by Rupert Reynolds-MacLean and producer Charlie Stanfield.

If these films inspire you to create your own treatment for the next competition the script for the second series is here

Room 8,  From the imagination of James W. Griffiths, directed by James W Griifiths (Indy8) from original script of  Geoffrey Fletcher
Water Song, From the imagination of Paul Frankl, directed by Henry Mason (Independent) from original script of Geoffrey Fletcher
The Mrs, written by Shekhar Bassi, directed by Matt Smukler, (Independent/community) from original script of Geoffrey Fletcher
Crab, From the imagination of and animated by Cadi Catlow from original script of Geoffrey Fletcher
Concrete, written by Alexis Barroso Gasco, directed by Daniel Benmayor (Anonymous Content/RCR) from original script of Geoffrey Fletcher