Star Studded Launch Celebrates Jameson First Shot

Some of SA’s elite personalities joined forces recently to support the launch of the second year of competition of the Jameson First Shot initiative. The Socialite finds out more…

Hosted at La Cucina di Ciro with Tumisho Masha as MC, guests included Carmel Fisher, David Kau, Elma Smit, Faye Peters, Catriola Andrews, Josette Eales, Jay Anstey, Keenan Arrison, Rosie Motena, Tyrone Keogh, Trevor Gumbi, Pearl Thusi, Katleho Ramaphakela and Hayley Owen.

Three exceptional writer/directors from South Africa, Russia and the USA respectively, will receive the opportunity of a lifetime to direct a major Hollywood star in their short film with the backing of award-winning production company, Trigger Street Productions. In an exciting new development, the winners will not only get to work  with acting legend Kevin Spacey in his role as Creative Director, but they will also get the chance to direct another Hollywood A-lister, Willem Dafoe in their short film.

Talented filmmakers looking for their big break need to submit a script of no more than seven pages via www.jamesonfirstshot.com by 1 January 2013. Inspired by one of three themes; ‘legendary’ or ‘humorous’ or a ‘very tall tale’, all submitted scripts will be judged by an expert team including  Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, President of Trigger Street Productions and Willem Dafoe.

Kevin Spacey commented: “In the first year of the competition we found three outstanding filmmakers and as a result we made three incredible films. Everyone’s expectations are extremely high for the second year so the entrants for 2013 have a lot to live up to and, if it’s possible, they have even more pressure on them to write a great story and direct an amazing film. We know the prize we’re offering is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; now we need to find the talent who are worthy winners.”

Check out some of the celebs spotted at the launch below:

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