Extra Watch Short Films Directed By Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana

Eva Longoria also contributes her debut to Glamour Reel Moments.



Three Hollywood actresses have made their directorial debuts for the annual Glamour Reel Moments.

Now in its 6th year, Reel Moments invited Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde and Eva Longoria to direct short films inspired by real-life story submissions from Glamour readers.

Avatar and Colombiana star Saldana has some experience behind the camera, having directed episodes of the yet-to-be-seen Vin Diesel web series The Ropes. For Tron: Legacy star Wilde and Desperate Housewives' Longoria it marks their debut. The films feature performances from Bradley Cooper, Malin Akerman, Justin Long and Aziz Ansari.

Descriptions below, and the films can be watched over at www.glamalert.com/reelmoments-2011

A Proper Send-Off - directed by Eva Longoria
When told she is a carrier for the breast cancer gene, Alex is faced with a decision: to go about business as usual and hope for the best or take drastic and radical action to nip the prospect in the bud. Weighing pros and cons with the support of her family and friends, she realizes life is more important than vanity.
Starring: Jacinda Barrett, Sam Page, Victoria Smurfit
Inspired by Glamour Reader Jan Livingston Mokhtari

Kaylien - directed by Zoe Saldana
Kaylien is the new kid at school. The one the other kids like to bully—maybe it's because she's different or special or... an alien life form forced to live in the human society? See the world through her eyes, as she takes on the 4th grade in this heartwarming tale from director Zoe Saldana.
Starring: Malin Akerman, Bradley Cooper, Judy Reyes, Isabella Acres, Kelli Barksdale
Inspired by Glamour Reader Jana Banin

Free Hugs - directed by Olivia Wilde
Free Hugs captures the 'rock bottom' moment of post-breakup wallowing, when friends lose their patience, and the pitiless world moves on without you. We follow the hilariously bitter Billie as she attempts to find catharsis through comfort food (and wine), sawing her belongings in half and attacking a particularly meaningful local monument. Ultimately Billie must slam into the harsh reality of heartbreak before she can understand that sometimes the purest form of love is a free hug from a stranger.
Starring: Jaclyn Jonet, Justin Long, Sarah Burns, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Aziz Ansari, Bryn Mooser
Inspired by Glamour Reader Suzanne P. Reese

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