What kind of movie can you make using six lines in three minutes?

That was the challenge for filmmakers two years ago, as part of an unusual contest sponsored by Phillips.    It was described thusly:

The contest, which received over 600 entries from around the world, invited aspiring filmmakers to create an original short film using the same six-line dialogue as the Cannes Lions award-winning Parallel Lines short films directed by RSA talents Carl Erik Rinsch, Greg Fay, Johnny Hardstaff, Jake Scott and Hi-Sim.

Director Ridley Scott picked the winner below, “Porcelain Unicorn.”  A colleague at work sent it my way yesterday and I have to say: it’s something to see.

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  1. Wow. What a beautiful twist on 6 uncommon lines. Thank you for sharing!!

  2. What a great short!

  3. Thank you for sharing that beautiful short story.

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