Director: Antoine Fuqua
Writer(s): Antoine Fuqua
Starring: BJ Tanner
Synopsis: Walmart gave Antoine Fuqua a receipt with 6 items on it ( bananas, paper towels, batteries, scooter, wrapping paper and a video baby monitor) and said: tell a story using them any way you want. What Antoine did is truly out of this world. Fuqua directed “The Gift” which shows a scooter-riding youngster who prepares and then wraps a gift–consisting of several of the items on the Walmart receipt–for presentation to some unseen extraterrestrial beings. Their spacecraft beams up the gift from the lad–while also briefly elevating him towards the sky.
Release Date: February 26, 2017 (USA) | Length: 1 min | Genre: Fantasy | MPAA Rating: NR
Note: Along with Antoine Fuqua the challenge also featured 1 minute short films by movie directors Marc Forster and the team of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The three creative films are part of Walmart’s larger multi-year partnership with the Academy Awards that is aimed at highlighting Walmart’s commitment to the art of storytelling. Walmart is also be making a $250,000 donation to The Academy Grants Program for FilmCraft.