Jameson takes shot at film shorts

November 16, 2012 in -e.showcase

jameson first shotWhisky brand Jameson is running a new First Shot filmmaking contest together with Kevin Spacey and producer Dana Brunetti of Trigger Street Productions, with Willem Dafoe set to star in the winning short film, which will boast Spacey as creative director. Filmmakers in South Africa, Russia and the US need to submit a script inspired by one of three themes – ‘legendary’, ‘humorous’ or ‘very tall tale’ – of up to seven pages in length on the JamesonFirstShot.com dedicated website by the end of the year.

Judges Spacey, Dafoe and Brunetti will be looking for ‘freshness, originality, good structure, good shots, good sound and above all, a great story’. Each shortlisted candidate will be required to supply a biography video, a director’s treatment of their submitted script and to choose one of three scripts provided by Trigger Street and shoot footage based on the scene provided. One winner from each country will have their script made into a short film by Trigger Street.

“This is an opportunity where you get to call the shots, direct a Hollywood star in your short film and have the backing of an award-winning production company,” says Jameson. “You couldn’t ask for more from a first shot.”

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