August 9, 2012 | 4:00 PM
Roman has a message for aspiring filmmakers who want to submit their screenplay to Four Stories: "Take this opportunity to be bold, to push boundaries and to think of ideas which are totally unique to themselves. As Thomas Edison said: "Hell, there are no rules here—we're trying to accomplish something."
Here's the full creative statement that Roman, W Hotels, and Intel crafted to inspire your screenplay.
W Hotels Worldwide and Intel present
A short film competition and series with Roman Coppola and the Directors Bureau.
You are a filmmaker.
You're creative and driven.
You live everywhere and anywhere, And you live all of the time. 24/7.
You write, you direct (you've done it before),
You believe in art,
You believe in play,
And you believe in the power of your imagination.
You are drawn to explore human nature.
You are fascinated by people, character and places. You love the way they come together, and you capture this in wonderful narrative form.