Competition – Jameson First Shot 2015 launches with Adrien Brody

Competition to have your script turned into a short

This year, the Jameson First Shot Film Competition returns for its fourth year, working in partnership with Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti of Tigger Street Productions. Together, Jameson and Tigger Street are on the hunt for the world’s most gifted, undiscovered film makers, with compelling stories to tell.

Three talented winners will experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have their scripts turned into shorts, along with directing Adrien Brody as the lead role. The winning shorts will then be premiered in LA, with Spacey, Brunetti and Brody in attendance.

Since 2010, Spacey and Brunetti have proudly championed the project, understanding just how difficult it is for fledgling film makers to break into the industry. Spacey knows how difficult it can be to enter the film industry, and sees it as his duty to help young talent: “If you’ve been successful at the career you wanted to have, its your obligation to spend a good portion of your time sending the elevator back down.” He sees the Jameson First Shot team as doing just this. World-class producer, who will be making the winning shorts; Brunetti agrees: “Any time you can open a path for people who actually have talent to demonstrate” says Brunetti “its a wonderful thing. Hollywood doesn’t have a monopoly on talent.” Adrien Brody will be playing the lead in this year’s winning films. His own journey from an unknown actor to Oscar-winner was far from easy, making him a natural match for the competition. “Jameson First Shot affords talented writers and directors an important gift… The confidence to exercise fearlessness and the opportunity to materialise their dreams”. The response to last year’s competition was so strong, that Jameson have this year expanded the catchment area, to give more undiscovered talent the chance to enter their work.

Entrants living in the UK, Ireland, India, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Russia and the US are now eligible to enter. If you feel you could be the next big undiscovered talent, simply write an original piece of work, with the final draft being no more than seven pages in length. The story should reveal, with lightness of touch, the epic that is to be found in everyday experiences. Closing date for entries is the 1st February 2015.

More information on the rules, including length and theme, can be found at