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To celebrate the launch of the new Samsung i8910 HD mobile phone, we commissioned four top Directors to capture life in High Definition. Each four-minute short film is showcased here and you voted for your favourite.

The winner is...

'Maybe One Day' directed by Chris Cottam

Look out for your winning film in the Future Shorts 'PLEASE SAY SOMETHING' Festival and cinemas nationwide.

'07/05/09' by MIKE FIGGIS

07/05/09 was shot over 24 hours in London. It follows the life of a single girl, from her waking, to her sleep. In four minutes, we see what she faces throughout the day.

View the Making Of '07/05/09'

'Maybe One Day' by RANKIN & CHRIS

This film conveys a sense of life and experience, extreme and heightened feelings as well as pensive and quiet moments. It is reminiscence, a visual diary and a document of a day. This is achieved through the journey of one man.

View the Making Of 'Maybe One Day'

'Mariachi!' by Phil & Olly

A nervous bachelor plans his proposal to the girl of his dreams. When things go wrong he is left with no choice but to improvise. Will he get the answer he's looking for?

View the Making Of 'Mariachi!'

'The Miracle Mile' by JAMES LEES

An exciting and poetic short documentary exploring the four minute mile, the perfect race. Englishman Roger Bannister was the first to break it and now it is considered the standard for any competitive long distance runner to master.

Longer races are boring. But not the mile. The mile, in under four minutes. This is a short documentary about the history of an astounding human feat.

View the Making Of 'The Miracle Mile!'

Director Biographies

'07/05/09' by Mike Figgis
Mike Figgis has roots in experimental theatre and music, which are just two primary influences that contribute to the creative vision in all of his feature films and documentaries. In 1996 Figgis achieved international critical acclaim for his film 'LEAVING LAS VEGAS'. In 1999 'TIMECODE' marked a groundbreaking departure where he created a feature film shot entirely using four digital cameras in real time, featuring a host of acclaimed actors.
Apprentice filmaker, Mark Gillespie, was born and raised in Belfast, Mark first directed in 2002 at the National Youth Film School during their summer programme in Ireland. He graduated from the Arts Institute at Bournemouth in 2007 and currently lives in North London.
'Maybe One Day' by Rankin & Chris
From Dazed and Confused founder to celebrated photographer, publisher, and more recently film director, Rankin is recognised as one of the world's leading image-makers. His co-directing partner Chris Cottam has been working in television and film for the last fifteen years.
Apprentice filmaker, Alice Davies, is a visual artist and recently graduated from Camberwell College of Arts. After experimenting with moving image and projections during her degree Alice has started to concentrate further on film making, recently directing her first music video for 'The Pan I Am' through her picture company Machine Channel.
'Mariachi!' by Phil & Olly
Having met at Wimbledon College of Art, Phil Sansom and Olly Williams combined forces to direct under the Bowie inspired name, Diamond Dogs. They quickly established themselves as a versatile and dynamic duo making videos for bands including The Hoosiers and The Enemy.
Apprentice filmaker, Shola Amoo, is an independent filmmaker from South East London. He started his career producing and directing short documentaries. He now currently works producing and directing films and music videos as one half of the production company Lucid Visuals.
'The Miracle Mile' by James Lees
James Lees has established himself as one of the UK' s brightest new filmmaking talents, picking up a string of prestigious international awards. His films have been selected for the world's biggest independent film festival, the Sundance Film Festival and at festivals all over Europe and the States and as far afield as Mexico and Australia.
Apprentice filmaker, Mike Facey, is a young filmmaker from Exeter with a background in music journalism and graphic design. Recently graduating from the Metropolitan Film School based at Ealing Studios, Mike has directed two short films based on social realist issues with unique surrealist edges, showing a flair and attention to detail with lighting, camera movements and shot selection.
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