Stunning Creativity in Three Minutes and Six Lines of Dialogue

In a recent Philips Parallel Lines “Tell it Your Way” competition on youtube ( http://www.youtube.com/philipscinema ), the basic requirements included a three-minute video and only six lines of dialogue. The winning video, entitled “Porcelin Unicorn,” is a simple yet highly textured story of two lives told in only two scenes. It is further evidence that writing is not about the story itself but the lens through which we help other people read, hear and see the story.