November 30, 2012 | 11:00 AM
Hilton Als, art critic for the New Yorker, was more than impressed when he wrote a review of LA-based director Kahlil Joseph's body of work in September:
"Joseph doesn't make music videos so much as visual riffs on the music that, in turn, infuses his very real, present, and fantastical images."
Roman Coppola and The Directors Bureau hold Kahlil's work in high esteem as well, which is why his film, The Mirror Between Us, is one of the four winning screenplays of Four Stories, a short film series and competition from Intel and W Hotels. Kahlil is such a rising star in the industry that Roman asked him to direct his film as well.
The Mirror Between Us tells a psychologically-complex story of two L.A. natives who travel to W Retreat & Spa Maldives after a series of events that have shaken their worlds. It's a poignant and rhapsodically beautiful film. The Intel-inspired Ultrabooks™ that both women carry with them on their journey connects them to their previous lives and each other.
The Maldives is a remarkably beautiful, exotic, and remote location and Kahlil excels as a visual filmmaker. When the film makes its worldwide premiere in London, audiences around the world will get to see a young filmmaker at the top of his game.
We bet Hilton Als will be watching.