R#J Wins Special Award for Best Editing at SXSW
A screenlife adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was shown at SXSW, which took place online on March 16-20. Produced by Timur Bekmambetov and Igor Tsai, the film received the Adobe Editing Award.
R#J was edited by Lam Nguyen and all the events take place on the screens of various devices.
R#J is a re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet, featuring a diverse cast in the classic Shakespearean roles. This modern-day take is told on their cell phones in the screenlife format and is a mashup of Shakespearean dialogue with current social media communication.