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Bombay Sapphire Gin Announces New Yorker As ‘Wild Card’ Winner Of Global Imagination Series: Film Competition

November 26, 2013

LONDON, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®, the world’s fastest-growing major gin brand by volume and value(1), in association with Tribeca Film Festival®, today announces New York’s, Allyson Morgan as the fifth and final ‘Wild card’ winner of The Imagination Series: Film Competition.

With 41% of the votes, Allyson, a writer, actress and producer originally from Ohio, beat talented writers from across the globe with her imaginative, comedic script interpretation entitled, ‘Need for Speed (Dating)’, a tale of two friends that attend a speed dating event and experience the highs and lows of the New York dating scene.

The competition, now in its second year, asks budding filmmakers to use their imagination to interpret a short film script created by Academy Award® winning screenwriter, Geoffrey Fletcher, giving them the opportunity to have their film made into a five minute short.

With four talented winning script writers already selected by Academy Award® winners, Adrien Brody and Geoffrey Fletcher along with a panel of film industry experts Bombay Sapphire launched the Wild card’ leg of the competition, giving the public the deciding vote for the fifth and final slot now taken by Allyson.

Allyson joins the four other winners of the competition announced in October 2013:

    --  Anthony Khaseria, a screenwriter from London and his film 'Reflections'
    --  Maite Fernandez, a bookseller and comedian from Spain and her film
        'Grafitti Area'
    --  Chris Cornwell, a screenwriter from London, and his film 'Exit Log'
    --  Kiara Jones, a film student from the U.S. and her film 'The Other Side
        of the Game'.

Bombay Sapphire Global Marketing Manager, Luca Vescovini added: “We wanted to give the public the chance to get involved in our unique concept and choose a script they were most inspired by. All of our winners show great imagination and versatility in their scripts and we can’t wait to see them come to life at Tribeca next April.”

Allyson says, “Imagination is vital and necessary for a productive, forward-thinking, empathetic society. It’s not just filmmakers who imagine: it’s also doctors, scientists, lawyers, and labourers. The only way to innovate in life is to dream big and push boundaries. I’m overwhelmed, touched, and humbled by the outpouring of support for my film. Opportunities like The Imagination Series allow up-and-coming filmmakers’ access to incredible mentors and production experience that is invaluable and I am so truly grateful to be included in this group of talented writers and creators. The last couple of months have been an absolute thrill ride and I can’t wait to see my script come to life on screen at one of the most prestigious festivals in the world!”

The winners will now participate in producing and directing their own individual films, which will be premiered in early 2014. To follow the winners’ journeys and find out more about the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series visit www.imaginationseries.com

About BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®

Bombay Sapphire
the world’s fastest growing major gin brand by volume and value(1). Based on a secret 1761 recipe, Bombay Sapphire gin is created by perfectly balancing a unique combination of 10 hand-selected exotic botanicals from around the world. The natural flavours of the botanicals are captured through a delicate distillation process called Vapour Infusion which results in the tantalising, smooth and complex taste that is Bombay Sapphire.

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® – Infused with imagination(TM)

Bombay Sapphire
aims to inspire people into expanding their minds, thinking differently to reveal more about themselves and their Imaginations. The team at Bombay Sapphire believes everyone has imagination and therefore aims to give everyone the opportunity to be inspired, and to infuse their imagination with Bombay Sapphire.

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