We’re looking for more outstanding writer/directors to enter the 2013 competition, where we will be offering the same incredible opportunity; giving people a ‘first shot’ in the film industry by having their short film produced by Trigger Street Productions and giving them the chance to direct Willem Dafoe in the leading role.
In order to enter you must be from South Africa, Russia or the US (but not California – sorry, legal constraints beyond our control), be at least 25 years-old and write a script of no more than 7 pages based on one of three themes (‘Legendary’ OR ‘Humorous’ OR a ‘Very Tall Tale’).
Click here for all terms and conditions of the competition
An expert team including Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti and Willem Dafoe who will star in the films will judge the scripts and the final shortlisted scenes. The judges are looking for 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 biography video, a Director’s Treatment of their submitted script and they will be required to choose one of three scripts provided by Trigger Street and shoot footage based on or following on from the scene provided. This will then be submitted for review.
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 Willem Dafoe. 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.
2013 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
We are delighted to announce that Hanneke Schutte (South Africa), Anton Lanshakov (Russia) and Shirlyn Wong (USA) have been ...
2013 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED
The Jameson First Shot team are delighted to announce that the shortlist for the 2013 competition has been confirmed ...
2013 COMPETITION NOW CLOSED
That’s it! Jameson First Shot 2013 has now closed for entries. We’d like to extend a huge thank you to ...