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About Jameson First Shot

What's the
storyline?

WITH ADRIEN BRODY SPEAKING THE ACTUAL WORDS THAT YOU WRITE AND KEVIN SPACEY, DANA BRUNETTI AND THE TEAM AT TRIGGER STREET BRINGING YOUR VISION TO LIFE, THIS IS TRULY A FIRST SHOT NOT TO BE MISSED.

From Trigger Street Productions, the people that brought you The Social Network and Captain Phillips, and starring Adrien Brody as your very own leading man, Jameson First Shot is a platform for emerging filmmaking talent to get their writing/directing skills noticed.

Watch Adrien Brody's introduction

How will
It be judged?

EACH FINALIST’S SCRIPT WILL BE JUDGED BY NONE OTHER THAN KEVIN SPACEY, DANA BRUNETTI AND THE REST OF THE TRIGGER STREET TEAM.

Scripts will be rated on shot and sound selection, freshness, structure, and most of all, storytelling ability.

Between Kevin, Dana and Adrien, your scripts will be in good hands, as it’s safe to say these guys know a thing or two about the movie business.

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Who's
Involved?

Kevin Spacey

“If you’ve been successful at the career you wanted to have, it’s your obligation to spend a good proportion of your time sending the elevator back down.”

As if not busy enough winning Oscars for his roles in The Usual Suspects and American Beauty on the big screen as well as starring in and producing the Netflix hit series House of Cards, Kevin Spacey is also passionate about discovering and nurturing the next generation of filmmakers. It is this passion and sense of moral obligation that drew Kevin to Jameson First Shot, a competition that provides aspiring writers and directors with a platform to bring their visions to life.

Spacey understands the importance of helping emerging artists with their first break, as he believes “it’s not about where someone is in terms of their talent or accomplishments when they begin, it’s about where they might get in 10 years if they are encouraged, nurtured and guided.”

Dana Brunetti

“Where this can go, the possibilities are endless.”

President of Trigger Street Productions, Dana Brunetti, shares more than vision and ambition with his good friend and long time business partner Kevin Spacey. He too is passionate about sending the elevator back down for the next era of talented filmmakers.

Despite his success with big screen smash The Social Network and the acclaimed House of Cards, Brunetti believes that Hollywood does not have a monopoly on talent, which is why a competition like Jameson First Shot is so important. It casts the net far and wide, and without discrimination.

Adrien Brody

“Every filmmaker was a first time filmmaker”

Adrien Brody is the perfect fit for Jameson First Shot; his ability to emotionally connect with his roles — and to allow audiences to connect with them too — can only come from a special kind of empathy. And that’s just one of the facets that make him an ideal mentor to new talent.

With a string of box-office hits and critically lauded independent films under his belt, along with a special mix of adaptability and experience, Brody is the ideal leading actor for your First Shot cast.

As an actor who seized his opportunity to break into the movie business, Brody understands the importance of hard work and dedication when it comes to making the most of a first shot.

Trigger Street Productions

“Trigger Street Productions embodies youthful energy and uninhibited creativity.”

The brainchild of Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti, Trigger Street Productions was originally established in 1997 as a dynamic space for showcasing new filmmaking talent. It has remained at the forefront of film innovation and is today the production house behind multi-award-winning hits such as The Social Network, Captain Phillips and House of Cards.

Trigger Street’s partnership with Jameson First Shot represents the perfect opportunity to nourish undiscovered talent and pioneer an emerging medium for storytelling -- the online short film.

Jameson Irish Whiskey

Jameson Irish Whiskey is the world’s No. 1 selling Irish whiskey. The success of the Irish brand is down to its triple distilled smoothness, coupled with a fantastic heritage, established in 1780 by the legendary John Jameson. Having played a part in film since 1998, today Jameson is involved with film festivals and events that celebrate the passion and craft of filmmaking including Jameson Cult Film Club, Done in 60 Seconds and the Jameson Empire Awards, to name but a few.

JAMESON FIRST SHOT
2015

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