What's it all about?

We are currently looking for outstanding writer/directors to enter the 2014 Jameson First Shot competition. Entering gives participants an incredible opportunity – you are competing for a ‘first shot’ at the film industry as winners’ short films are produced by the Academy Award®-nominated Trigger Street Productions. Winners also get the chance to direct Uma Thurman in the leading role.

 

In order to enter you must be from South Africa, Russia or the US (now including California!), be at least 25 years-old, and write a script of no more than seven pages based on one of the following three themes: “Legendary,” OR “Humorous,” OR “A Very Tall Tale”.

 

Who are the Judges

A team of experts, including Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti and Uma Thurman (who will star in the films), will judge the scripts and the finalists’ shortlisted scenes. The qualities the judges are looking for are freshness, originality, good structure, good shots, good sound and above all, a great story. 

 

From the scripts sent in by the closing date, a shortlist of candidates from each country – South Africa, Russia and the US – will be chosen. Each shortlisted candidate will be required to further showcase their talent and capabilities. They will be asked to supply a video bio, a director’s treatment of their submitted script, and choose one of three scripts provided by Trigger Street in order to shoot footage based on or following on from the scene provided.

 

What's the prize?

Jameson First Shot comes with an incredible prize where one winner from each country will have their script made into a short film by Trigger Street Productions, starring Uma Thurman. 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. You couldn’t ask for more from a first shot!

Find out more at: www.jamesonfirstshot.com

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