Jameson First Shot Competition - Make a Film Starring Kevin Spacey
Filmmakers, listen up! There's a new filmmaking contest now underway, run by Trigger Street Productions (of 21, The Social Network) and Jameson Irish Whiskey. It's called the Jameson First Shot competition, where the winner will be chosen by script submission, then will have the chance to make their entire short film with the backing of an award-winning production company and starring Oscar winning actor Kevin Spacey. Submitting is as easy as writing the script and sending it off on their official website, but we've got more details and all the info on the entire contest, with an introduction video featuring Kevin Spacey below.
Jameson Irish Whiskey has partnered with Spacey and his production company, Trigger Street Productions, to discover up-and-coming talent from America, Russia and South Africa. In the search for fresh, fearless filmmakers, Jameson invites you to take center stage and enter a competition with a once-in-a-lifetime prize like no other. Here's the contest intro video with Trigger Street producer Dana Brunetti and Spacey, too:
If you're interested in submitting, please visit jamesonfirstshot.com for more information or to submit a script. The contest is open until December 31st, 2011, the end of this year. Rules for the script include that it must be no more than seven pages long and must be inspired by the theme of 'legendary', 'humorous' or a 'very tall tale'. For more on the rules, including minimum age and other details, visit here. Once a winner is chosen from the submitted scripts, they will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make the short film with Trigger Street, starring Kevin Spacey. Seems like a great way to break into filmmaking and it's a chance to showcase your talent, even as a short, so dive in if you're ready to make movies with Keyser Soze!
If you believe you have the talent but have yet to get your big break, Jameson First Shot is the competition you've been waiting for! Another stellar filmmaking contest to look into, as there are always many of these. We're happy to support emerging and up-and-coming filmmakers in all their ventures and opportunities.