Twenty–four up and coming film directors vied for the four places in this year’s Fabulous Four in the 2012 Asia Pacific Advertising Festival. After submitting scripts, two directors from Dhaka, one from Tokyo and one from Sydney were selected by the Film Craft Lotus and New Director Lotus juries headed by George Mackenzie, Regional MD of The Sweet Shop film production company.

(1) Md. Humaun Kabir Manik, Director, Dhaka ‘A Strange Life’

(2) Hasib Hasan Chowdhury, Assistant Director, Bottomline Productions, Dhaka, ‘The Shooting Star’

(3) Keisuke Hakomori, Director, Bis Inc, Tokyo, ‘Time Spent Together’

(4) Ariel Martin, Director, Filmgraphics Entertainment, Sydney, ‘The Future Shooter’

The four now have a month to transform their scripts into short films and have them ready to premiere at the AdFest in Pattaya, Thailand.

“Fabulous Four is a launch pad for up-and-coming directors, and a chance for them to make their first ‘big break’,” said AdFest President Jimmy Lam.