For the sixth year of Jameson First Shot, three undiscovered filmmakers will be provided with the opportunity to direct award-winning British actor and director Dominic West in a short film that they will write and direct. The Jameson First Shot film competition is all about giving talented filmmakers the opportunity of a lifetime – a first step in an industry that can be notoriously difficult to break into.
It’s a platform that celebrates talented individuals that have incredible stories to tell but who, as yet, haven’t had the opportunity to realise their ambition and potential. The Jameson First Shot film competition asks aspiring filmmakers to be equally brave, forthright and committed; to write about what matters to them, tell the stories that they want to tell and, ultimately, make the film they want to make.
In addition to directing a Hollywood great and having the support of a highly experienced film crew, the Jameson First Shot winners will also have the help of a world-class producer and access to the wider film community. Dana Brunetti, who has produced multiple award-winning movies for film and television, will sit alongside each the winners on set, providing them with support, guidance and input when needed to ensure that they make the most of this incredible opportunity.
For its sixth year, Jameson is expanding its catchment area to give more undiscovered talent the chance to enter their work. Entrants living in the following countries are all eligible: US, UK, Ireland, Canada, South Africa, Bulgaria, Australia and Israel.
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