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Jamie Foxx Will Direct A Short Film Based On 10 Of These Winning Photos (Is Yours One Of Them?)

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by Tambay A. Obenson
October 15, 2012 6:54 PM
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It was first announced last month that Canon U.S.A.Inc. had aligned with 5 selected directors who will direct short films under the watchful eye of Ron Howard.

The five are Jamie FoxxEva Longoria, Biz StoneGeorgina Chapman and James Murphy, and they've all signed on for year two of Canon’s “Long Live Imagination” campaign and the next endeavor, “Project Imaginat10n,” where consumer photographs will inspire Hollywood films.

The films directed by Jamie Foxx, Eva Longoria, Biz Stone, Georgina Chapman and James Murphy will be produced on the Cinema EOS System.

The “10” in “Imaginat10n,” represents ten storytelling elements (Discovery, Character, Mood, Goal, Backstory, Setting, Obstacle, Relationship, The Unknown and Time).

Skip ahead a month to today, to the announcement that 91 winning photographs have been selected, which the filmmakers will direct short films based on ten of the photos.

The celebrity directors are currently reviewing the winning photos to make their selections, craft their stories, develop their scripts and prepare to produce their own short films with Canon’s Cinema EOS System and DSLR cameras. The films will be produced by Freestyle Picture Company. All five films go into production between Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 and will premiere at a special “Project Imaginat10n” Film Festival.

The 91 winners of the photo contest span in age from 16 to 67 years-old and are from across the country. Here's the full list (click HERE to learn more):

Backstory:

Predator – Misty Fugate of Sale Creek, TN

Cleansing – David Pavlina of Lake Zurich, IL

Pause – Kayla Rice of Brattleboro, VT

Dry Dock – Danielle Austen of Hillsborough, NJ

Memories – J.W. Hendricks of Orlando, FL

Cornish Pigs – Beth Gardner of Peabody, MA

Tony the horse – Kamran Khan of New York, NY

Rest Easy – Grace Lankford of Hummelstown, PA

Wash Up – Susie Conley of San Francisco, CA

Fires be damned! – Melissa Wollenberg of Littleton, CO

Time:

Foggy Morning – Omalix Martinez of Orlando, FL

Nostalgic Light – Tim Braun of Heber, UT

Manhattan’s Many Moons – Damon Colquhoun of New York, NY

Too Many Shows to Show – Brent Williams of Delray Beach, FL

Patch Me Through – Walter Arnold of Hendersonville, NC

Time to go our separate ways – Daniel Bajusz of Oakland, CA

Anytime…Night or Day – Kim Fitzsimmons of Holt Summit, MO

Five More Minutes, Please – Mike Alcoran of Buena Park, CA

Morning – Sandra Rouse of Colorado Springs, CO

Well Worn – Gigi Embrechts of Littleton, CO

Character:

Torn – Danielle Torres of Brooklyn, NY

Her throne was magic – Brittany Johnson of Edmond, OK

Do you know me? – Sacha Sanborn of Columbus, OH

The Bride – Michael Harris of Miami, FL

Tyrant – Brad Wagner of Missoula, MT

Moving On – Dick Pitini of Powatan, VA

Everythings Magic – Nicole Matthews of Rocky River, OH

Plague Doctor Mask Portrait – Daivd Pritchard of Austin, TX

The Collector – Mary Beth Koeth of Miami Beach, FL

Archduchess Antoinette – Michael Rosner of Burbank, CA

Relationship:

Whale Kite – Vonelle Swanson of Lincoln City, OR

Gone fishin – Richard Waters of Broken Arrow, OK

Sharing a Smoke – Marcellus Nealy of Cleveland, OH

Self Portrait of Henry Jekyll – Michael Bilotta of Worcester, MA

Let My Machine Talk To Me – Heather Evans Smith of Winston-Salem, NC

Twins – Nicholas Scarpinato of Stafford, VA

Fly – Rachel Procell of Natchitoches, LA

My Mom – Patricia Whited of Norcross, GA

People Making Out in Bushwick – Laura Kirsch of Brooklyn, NY

A Boy and His Dog – Robin Fryday of Novato, CA

Mood:

Lost In Blue – Sammie Saxon of Columbus, GA

Come What May – Tanya Musgrave of Candler, NC

Star Lily – Susan Conner of Altaville, CA

The Treasure – MarySue Price of Buzzards Bay, MA

creep – Jennifer Wall of Chesapeake, VA

Alone – Brian Pflanz of Somersworth, NH

upon being rejected – Ruby Del Angel of Sanger, TX

Bright Eye – Ryan Waneka of Colorado Springs, CO

Angst – Emily Hunteman of Austin, TX

Little Girl and the Storm – Theresa McManus of Gilbert, AZ

Setting:

Blue Ridge Mountains – Rob Woodcox of Livonia, MI

The Way home – Rory Sagner of Yelm, WA

The Long Walk – Mike Marin of Brooklyn, NY

Spinning Fire – Andy Wheeler of Elmira, NY

From Above – Adam Johnson of Lombard, IL

Escapes – Zach Isaacson of Spokane, WA

Baptismal – Ryan Weiss of Wilkes-Barre, PA

Foggy Lake Take Off – Steven Hatch of Idaho Falls, ID

Umbrellas At Night – Steven Thompson of Mt Horeb, WI

Tourist View – Dave Ballis of Pinellas Park, FL

Goal:

Dedication – Ed Ziehm of Fort Myers, FL

Joy! – Michaela Calanchini of San Francisco, CA

Hallway of Haystacks – Renee Vaughter-Delaware of Cottonwood, AZ

Protect at all Cost – Amy Larson of Mendota VA

Ava Admiring Baby Chick – Tim VanBrackle of Daytona Beach, FL

Bound By the Shoe – Nicole Andrews of Springfield, MO

Determined – Sal Rodriguez of St Clair Shores, MI

Have I Missed Something? – Carl Williams of Chesapeake, VA

Don’t let go! – Vincent Lee of Ijamsville, MD

Alli’s Dreams – Debra Vickers of Charleston, WV

Obstacle:

A Cry for Help – Tavis Glover of Honolulu, HI

Forgotten Tale – Phil Koch of Milwaukee, WI

Hot Embers – Reid Collins of Eau Claire, WI

Quiet Before the Storm – Nicki Aguirre of Woodbridge, VA

Space is just a memory… - Chad Kiraly of Jacksonville, FL

The Giant Chandelier – Cahill Taft of Newport, RI

The Ice Man Cometh – Wesley Wong of San Francisco, CA

The Sharing Game – Brooke Shaden of Oak Park, CA

Vigor Divided – Jesse McClear of Midland Township, MI

Wide Open – Marshal Skinner of Herndon, VA

The Unknown:

Moon Reflecting in Puddle – Steve Bartlett of Kent, WA

Salt – Claire Oring of Redondo Beach, CA

Stairwell Entity – Tom Stirling of Salem, MA

Ewwww…. – Ron Vollentine of Erie, PA

Goats In A Tree – Don Brown of Fort Lauderdale, FL

Heart – Dylan Singleton of Columbia, MD

Peek-A-Boo – Tyler Bolen of Spokane, WA

the hallway – Dylan Strickland of Los Angeles, CA

Too High – Kevin Vandivier of Austin, TX

Trouble ahead – Mike Beiriger of Los Angeles, CA

Discovery:

Unparalled – Jennifer Harris of New Orleans, LA

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1 Comment

  • Sammie Saxon | December 31, 2012 1:05 AMReply

    Great article. Glad to be a part of this

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