Watch: Three Shorts from Jameson First Shot Starring Uma Thurman
by Alex Billington
July 30, 2014
For the past few years we've been highlighting an annual filmmaking contest called Jameson First Shot, which has allowed budding filmmakers to get their chance to break into Hollywood working with the likes of actor Kevin Spacey and producer Dana Brunetti. The contest from late last year have completed production on their films and all three are now available for viewing. Each one stars Uma Thurman in a new role, and they're each quite fun. The Mundane Goddess follows the story of Hera, queen of the Greek Gods, who seeks answers from a therapist about her boring home life. The Gift follows the character Miss Anderson, who works at a city department store wrapping gifts. Jump! is set during 48 hours at a psychiatric facility, where Jack meets Wendy, a young woman with a unique obsession. If you're interested, watch them below.
For more info on the contest and the winners/production behind these shorts visit jamesonfirstshot.com
The Mundane Goddess by Henco J:
The Gift by Ivan Petukhov:
Jump! by Jessica Valentine:
Here are poster for all three of these shorts in order above, designed by Christopher Delorenzo:
Announced via press release and their website: The three winners in this year’s Jameson First Shot short film competition got to showcase their films for the first time at a special screening at the YouTube Space in Los Angeles tonight, before releasing them to millions of viewers on YouTube. Under the expert guidance of the competition's Creative Director, Kevin Spacey and Producer, Dana Brunetti the three winners got the experience of a lifetime when they were flown out to LA for three weeks in June to shoot and produce their films, directing Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman. She comments: "Writing a short is no mean feat, as the screenwriter has to convey all the subtle nuances of a character in just a few minutes, but Henco, Ivan and Jessica each successfully created a depth to their stories that made their characters seem utterly believable, despite their brevity. We had only two days to shoot each film, but everyone was at the top of their game and it really was a joy to work with each filmmaker. I hope Jameson First Shot gives our winners a great platform to start their careers, as I have no doubt these are three names we'll be hearing again in the future."