1. Eugene, directed by Spencer Susser (feat. Michael Govier and Karolina Wydra)

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    A traveler in Washington DC gets a mysterious gift: an Ultrabook that grants all his wishes. How will he wield his unexpected powers? Why it was chosen: "The script had a surrealism and intensity that stood out amongst the others. I found it appealing that the story was adventurous and the conclusion can't be predicted." -- Roman Coppola Director: Spencer Susser One of the hottest young directors in Hollywood, Susser recently directed Joseph Gordon Levitt and Natalie Portman in Hesher, and was behind the acclaimed short film I Love Sarah Jane. Winning Screenwriter: Adam Blampied Adam Blampied is a student at the London Academy of Musical and Dramatic Arts. He writes and performs for the sketch comedy troupe, The Beta Males. Featuring: Michael Govier Michael Govier is an actor, director, and playwright. He is also a company member with Barrel of Monkeys, a theatre group that teaches creative writing to kids in public schools. Govier was discovered during an open casting call with director Spencer Susser. His good-natured look and soft, sympathetic eyes won him the part of Eugene. Featuring: Karolina Wydra Karolina Wydra has played several roles on the small and big screen. She was a recurring guest star opposite Hugh Laurie on the popular TV show House M.D. from 2011 to 2012, was featured in the 2008 cult hit film Be Kind Rewind with Jack Black, and in last year's summer blockbuster Crazy, Stupid, Love. Wydra will next be seen in the independent film Europa opposite Michael Nyqvist. Additional Notes: Australian singer-songwriter Ben Lee makes a cameo in a short musical piece written by another Australian Singer-songwriter Rai Thistlethwayte. About Four Stories 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.

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    • Modern/Love, directed by Lee Toland Krieger (feat. Robert Schwartzman and Naomi Scott)

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      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. About Four Stories 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.

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      • ¡El Tonto!, directed by Lake Bell (feat. Kyle Mooney)

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        A socially challenged vacationer in Mexico City strikes up an unlikely friendship with one of the country's best-known luchadores. Why it was chosen: "This story had a graphic quality that drew me in. The lack of dialogue gave it the feeling of a silent film driven more by cinematic ideas than narrative exposition. It was also on the shorter side, which was a nice attribute, allowing the story to be more visually told." -- Roman Coppola Winning Screenwriter: Ben Sayeg Ben Sayeg is a Brooklyn-based freelance filmmaker. Having studied film at University of Westminster in London, he has been involved with Upright Citizens Brigade Theater's web comedies and is documenting Knitta, the group of artists who began the "knit graffiti" movement, where public architecture is wrapped with knitted or crocheted material as an art form. Director: Lake Bell Actress, writer, and director Lake Bell is currently writing, producing, directing and starring in In A World..., a comedy about a vocal coach pitted against her father, the patriarch of the voice over industry. Her short film Worst Enemy premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and Bell was seen in Black Rock, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Past film credits include No Strings Attached, It's Complicated, and What Happens in Vegas. Bell recently wrapped production, acting and directing the fourth season of Adult Swim series Children's Hospital and starred in season 2 of HBO's How to Make It in America. Featuring: Kyle Mooney As a member of the comedy troupe Good Neighbor, Kyle Mooney has appeared in sidesplitting YouTube videos that have garnered over 30 million views. It was his halting, unnerved interview style and rapid-fire wit caught the attention of director Lake Bell. Mooney and his comedy troupe are currently developing a pilot with Gary Sanchez Productions for Comedy Central. Featuring: El Solar El Solar is one of Mexico's most beloved luchadores. The masked wrester is a living legend of the ring and has performed for over 30 years in Mexico and abroad. About Four Stories 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.

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        • Die Again, Undead One, directed by Roman Coppola (feat. Jason Schwartzman and Margarita Kallas)

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          Four Stories judge and executive producer Roman Coppola co-wrote and directed a fifth short film, "Die Again, Undead One," an intergalactic vampire tale. Screenwriters: Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman Director: Roman Coppola Featuring: Jason Schwartzman Since his breakout performance in Wes Anderson's Rushmore, Jason Schwartzman has appeared in films by some of Hollywood's most relevant contemporary directors, including Sofia Coppola (Marie Antoinette), Judd Apatow (Funny People), and David O. Russell (I Heart Huckabees). Schwartzman also starred in HBO's comedy series Bored to Death Featuring: Margarita Kallas Margarita Kallas is a model-turned-actress, who will be making her big-screen debut in Roman Coppola's upcoming feature, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III alongside Bill Murray, with Charlie Sheen and Jason Schwartzman. 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.

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          • Introducing Four Stories, a Short Film Series and Competition

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            When Jeremy sits by the pool of the W Hollywood, his imagination runs wild. As he types on his Ultrabook TM, he begins to concoct a screenplay for a film that grows increasingly more action-packed and perilous. Then he realizes that the possibilities are endless. Introducing Four Stories, a short film series created with Roman Coppola and The Directors Bureau. Aspiring filmmakers from around the world submitted screenplays for short films set inside the stylish interiors of W Hotels and featuring the Intel-inspired Ultrabook as a central character. A panel of judges including Chloë Sevigny, Michael Pitt, James Ransone, and other notable filmmakers will chose three winning screenplays. The Directors Bureau will film these scripts at iconic W Hotels destinations around the world. Roman Coppola will write and direct a fourth short film and they will be premiered at W Hotels around the world and distributed online. Go behind the scenes and watch the original films at intel.com/fourstories.

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            • Mike Tiedy Tells the Story Behind W Hotels' Iconic Interiors

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              Mike Tiedy, the Senior Vice President of Global Brand and Innovation at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide speaks about the design narratives that inspire the stylish interiors of W Hotels. Four iconic W Hotels destinations will be the settings for Four Stories, a short film series and competition. Write a short screenplay featuring an Intel-inspired Ultrabook™ as a central character and set the story in a W Hotels location. Find out how design, story-telling, and technology coalesce at the hotels that might become the setting for your short film.

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