Aspiring filmmakers are being given the chance to direct Kevin Spacey in a short film they wrote themselves. Trigger Street Productions, the company founded by the two-time Academy Award winner and producer Dana Brunetti, has partnered with Jameson Irish Whiskey on a publicity campaign that leverages the TriggerStreet.com talent discovery platform.
The campaign, called Jameson First Shot, centers on a competition that will identify three talented people – one each from Russia, South Africa and the USA – to have their script made into a short by Trigger Street Productions (The Social Network, 21) and starring Spacey. Legal restrictions exclude residents of California, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories and possessions from participating.
Submitted scripts “must be inspired by the theme of a legendary, humorous or very tall tale,” no more than seven pages long, and entered online before Dec. 31, 2011.
Filmmakers should also read the terms and conditions to make sure they’re comfortable with giving Trigger Street ownership and control of the short before entering.
TriggerStreet.com was founded in 2002 as an interactive mechanism to discover and showcase emerging filmmaking and writing talent, but soon evolved into a peer-review social network of talents creating screenplays, short films, short stories, books, plays and most recently comics. Although there are many such sites online, Spacey and Brunetti among the first established filmmakers to create and operate such a community.
Photo shows Kevin Spacey in “Father of Invention”