Watch a BMW Short Film Directed by 'Birdman' Oscar Winner Alejandro González Iñárritu

Alejandro González Iñárritu is sitting pretty right now. This past weekend at The Oscars, he and his crew earned recognition for their film Birdman, taking top honors for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Picture. To the casual fan, this might have been the first time hearing of Iñárritu, but the Mexican filmmaker's directing credits go back as far as 2005 and even earlier than that as a producer and composer. In those credits, Business Insider found his name on a 2001 short film called "Powder Keg." "Powder Keg" was a vignette that was created as a piece of a 8-part BMW Films series called The Hire. The storyline features Stellan Skarsgaard as a war photographer who witnesses and captures a massacre at the hands of a group of Latin American militants. He is shot while trying to get away and this film follows his attempt to be smuggled out of the country by a man (Clive Owen) driving a BMW X5. RELATED: See Photos of the 2014 BMW X5 M Sport Package
We won't ruin the whole plot for you, but you can watch the full 10-minute project above. The other shorts also included highly regarded directors like Ang Lee, Tony Scott, and John Woo. BMW of North America is currently in the process of bringing BMW Films back with an entirely new series of shorts, but no details have been released thus far.  RELATED: BMW M4 Gets Back to the Basics: Review


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