We are proud to announce that Lexus will work on a series of short films with The Weinstein Company, a multimedia production and distribution powerhouse that won 8 Academy Awards in 2012.
Each film will be developed by an individual director chosen from among the best up-and-coming talents in the industry.
The first director selected by Lexus is Justin Tipping, above, a recent graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory. His career began directing and editing in the commercial and music video arena where his work gained recognition on MTV, VH1, FUSE, and Discovery Channel networks.
His short film NANI, world premiered in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival.
NANI went on to screen at over 40 film festivals around the world winning more than a dozen awards including the Student Academy Award (narrative), and the Director’s Guild of America Student Filmmaker Award. Watch the trailer, below.
The Lexus Short Films series will premier in early 2013. In the meantime, the films’ progress and production can be followed through www.lexusshortfilms.com beginning Wednesday, November 28.