Four Stories is a collaboration between Intel and W Hotels, created to identify and support rising visionaries in filmmaking. Four winners were chosen from almost 1000 submissions, vetted by a panel of entertainment industry insiders and filmmakers. Roman Coppola and his production company, The Directors Bureau, matched the winning screenplays with up-and-coming directors and actors, while W Hotels provided some of their most exotic locations for shooting. Starring in each winning short is an Ultrabook, a new category of computing devices powered by Intel.
This particular short, Eugene, was shot in Washington D.C. and was chosen for its surprising and surreal plot — crafted by Adam Blampied, a student at the London Academy of Musical and Dramatic Arts. Directed by Spencer Susser, Eugene is the story of a schleppy man on a business trip. His life seems totally depressing until a mysterious package is left outside of his hotel room door. The package contains an Ultrabook that grants all of Eugene’s truly strange requests. Watch the video above to find out how Eugene uses his powers.