01.08.14 by Jeff

Interview: Kevin Spacey and Jameson “First Shot” Film Competition Winners

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I flew out to LA over the weekend to attend the Jameson “First Shot” short film premiere, and to interview Kevin Spacey about his involvement. For the past couple years Spacey and his production company Trigger Street have offered young writer/directors the opportunity to write a short and direct an A-list actor in the lead role. This year the actor was Uma Thurman, and next year it will be Adrien Brody.

The winners were announced when we got there: Henco J from South Africa, Ivan Petukhov from Russia, and Jessica Valentine from the US. That’s the three of them in the image above, alongside producers Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti (in the middle).

I spoke with Kevin Spacey, and the three winners, at the Chateau Marmont just before the premiere at Youtube Space LA. I wasn’t given a whole lot of time, but I was happy to get to ask a few questions.

You can check out my interview below and, of course, watch all three films!

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01.08.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Oliver $ and Jimi Jules “Pushing On”

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This is music video perfection. A simple idea, shot beautifully. Instant classic by director Ian Robertson. Watch “Pushing On” below!

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30.07.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Jake Bugg “There’s A Beast And We All Feed It” Directed by Bob Harlow

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I feel like most of my favourite videos this year are black and white! Director Bob Harlow and the DP Jackson Hunt channeled some Mark Romanek 99 Problems vibes here. Watch the video for Jake Bugg’s “There’s A Beast And We All Feed It” below.

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30.07.14 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Jon Burgerman

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Enjoyed this little profile on Brooklyn-based British artist Jon Burgerman. Watch “The Color of Fun” below.

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29.07.14 by Jeff

Short Film: “A Truncated Story of Infinity” by Paul Trillo

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Lots of great editing in this story of Subject X and his pursuit of a woman on the street. Watch “A Truncated Story of Infinity”, directed by Paul Trillo below!

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29.07.14 by Jeff

Stop-motion Animations by Simon Gerbaud

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Animator Simon Gerbaud creates stop-motion animations of objects slowly disappearing into dust. Watch the video below!

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28.07.14 by Jeff

Animation: “Marilyn Myller” by Mikey Please

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You can now watch animator Mikey Please’s stunning stop-motion film “Marilyn Myller” in its entirety! I’d been waiting what seemed like forever to see this. You might remember Mikey’s previous film “The Eagleman Stag” which was also made from thousands of handmade foam models. Watch the film below!

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28.07.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Hannah Georgas “Enemies”

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Love the way director John Patton Ford interpreted Hannah Georgas’ song “Enemies” here. Round of applause for whoever the DP was on this; beautiful work. Watch the video below.

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