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Bombay Sapphire Gin Presents the World Premiere of the 2014 Imagination Series Films

NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®, the world's number one premium gin by value[1], in association with Tribeca Film Festival®, today premiere the five short films from the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series 2014 at http://www.youtube.com/BombaySapphire.

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Fusing the words from a short script written by Academy Award® winner, Geoffrey Fletcher, this year's films showcase the imagination and talent of the next generation of aspiring filmmakers from across the globe.

With such eclectic interpretations on show, including a dramatic realisation set in space, a love story with a dark twist and a fantastical world surrounded by living street art, viewers are guaranteed to be taken on an exciting and thought-provoking journey as each filmmaker's contrasting and creative visions are brought to life on the big screen.

"Bombay Sapphire's support of this exciting and important initiative allows Tribeca and its filmmakers to be at the forefront of festival innovation and cutting edge storytelling. With this showcase of short filmmaking from the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series, Bombay Sapphire and Tribeca are a unique creative partnership," said Geoffrey Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprise.

Having secured the accolade of the 2014 British Short Film BAFTA, for one of last year's films, Room 8, Bombay Sapphire is looking forward to the release of this year's films. "The Imagination Series celebrates creativity and is committed to the intrinsic beauty of film as an art form. Year on year we continue to support and offer a platform to creative and innovative ways of thinking and as another group of highly talented filmmakers work is realised we look forward to similar successes in 2014," said Heide Cohu, Global Marketing Excellence Director, Bombay Sapphire.

For the second year, Geoffrey Fletcher's short script - without any direction or description - has resulted in five films that transcend genres and demonstrate the power of imagination. Fletcher comments, "Nurturing and inspiring upcoming filmmakers is very dear to my heart and the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series continues to provide a unique platform at a time when it's difficult for new voices and creative visions to be realised. With more than 1,300 entry submissions from 68 countries, the standard was extremely high and I urge everyone to watch and experience the films for themselves."

The 2014 Imagination Series films:

  • Exit Log from Chris Cornwell (UK):
    In 2249, two space engineer's journey through deep space takes a dramatic turn when they discover an emergency message from the past. They'll have just three minutes to decipher the message and decide their fate forever.
  • Reflections from Anthony Khaseria (UK):
    A beautiful couple in beautiful surroundings - it should have been the start of the ultimate love story. But a romantic meal turns dark and fantastical when they discover a hidden mirror which shows their true reflection.
  • Graffiti Area from Maite Fernandez (Spain):
    A mesmerizing look at the inexplicable and unpredictable nature of our own fears. When two young graffiti artists start painting, the graffiti takes on a monstrous life of its own. Can they escape their own creation, or even themselves?
  • The Other Side of the Game from Kiara Jones (USA):
    A newly married couple are battling to get out alive from an unfamiliar hostage situation in this taut psychological thriller. You won't expect what happens next.
  • Need for Speed (Dating) from Allyson Morgan (USA) :
    Nate and Polly have the perfect relationship. A nice house, a white picket fence. There's just one problem - the relationship is just a dream. In this light hearted comedy, Polly tries to find her dream date at a speed dating event. But will anyone live up to her dream boyfriend?

About BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® 

Bombay Sapphire is the fastest growing of the major premium gin brands and the world's number one premium gin by value. Based on a secret 1761 recipe, Bombay Sapphire gin is created by perfectly balancing a unique combination of 10 hand-selected exotic botanicals from around the world. The natural flavours of the botanicals are captured through a delicate distillation process called Vapour Infusion which results in the tantalising, smooth and complex taste that is Bombay Sapphire.

The BOMBAY SAPPHIRE brand is part of the portfolio of Bacardi Limited, headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited.

Enjoy Bombay Sapphire responsibly. Bombay Sapphire, the Bombay Sapphire bottle design and device are trademarks and/or registered trademarks.

[1] Data sourced by IWSR (International Wine and Spirit Research*), for the 12 months to the end of December 2012.

For further information contact: Tarita Mullings, H+K Strategies / [email protected] / +44(0)20-7413-3734

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