Jameson Offers Chance To Make Short Film with “The Wire” Star Dominic West
For the sixth year of Jameson First Shot, three undiscovered filmmakers will be provided with the opportunity to direct award-winning actor and director Dominic West (The Wire, The Affair) 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.
Dana Brunetti, who has produced multiple award-winning movies for film and television (The Social Network, Captain Phillips), will sit alongside each of the winners on set, providing them with support, guidance and input when needed to ensure that they make the most of this incredible opportunity.
Entries are open to people over 25 living in Ireland, as well as US, UK, Canada, South Africa, Bulgaria, Australia and Israel.
The competition is open to entries now and the rules, including length and theme, can be found at http://www.jamesonfirstshot.com/
Derek Flynn runs Writing.ie's SongBook blog, and is an Irish writer and musician. He has a Masters in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin. He’s been published in a number of publications, including The Irish Times, and his fiction was featured in 'Surge', an anthology of new Irish writing published by O’ Brien Press with the aim of showcasing “the very best of the next generation of Irish authors”. Online he can be found at his writing/music blog – ‘Rant, with Occasional Music’ – and on Twitter as @derekf03