Jameson First Shot | Meet the Filmmaker Jessica Valentine

We are excited to partner with Jameson Whiskey First Shot this summer for our 21+ movie night that highlight their talented filmmakers before each screening at our Fremont Outdoor Movies.

This year's winner is a local filmmaker, Jessica Valentine from Bellingham for her debut short film JUMP featuring Uma Thurman. Watch the film and meet the filmmaker with a Q & A before the screening at all three remaining screenings in August. 

We take a look behind the scenes with Jessica Valentine, the USA Jameson First Shot winner 2014 as she makes her vision come to life while directing Uma Thurman. Jameson First Shot sees Jameson Irish Whiskey collaborate with Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street Productions to give three filmmakers the chance to bring their talent to life.

Check out the preview of JUMP now.


Every year we look for talented film craftsmen to enter Jameson First Shot. We offer three writer/directors the opportunity to get a ‘first shot’ in the film industry by having their short film produced by the award-winning Trigger Street Productions whilst directing an A-list actor in the lead role. 


An expert team, including Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti and Uma Thurman who will star in the films, will judge the scripts and the finalist’s shortlisted scenes. The judges are looking for freshness, originality, good structure, good shots, good sound and above all, a great story. 

From the scripts sent in by the closing date, a shortlist of candidates from each country – South Africa, Russia and the US (now including California) – will be chosen. Each shortlisted candidate will be required to further showcase their talent and capabilities. They will be asked to supply a video bio, a director’s treatment of their submitted script, and choose one of three scripts provided by Trigger Street to shoot footage based on or following on from the scene provided.

In order to enter you must be from South Africa, Russia or the US (now including California!), be at least 25 years-old, and write a script of no more than seven pages based on one of three themes (‘Legendary’ OR ‘Humorous’ OR a ‘Very Tall Tale’).

For more information, go to Jameson First Shot website for details and original content at www.jamesonfirstshot.com