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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Sabine Finkenauer

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Drawings by Barcelona-based artist Sabine Finkenauer. More below.

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Hudson Hayden

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Photos by Toronto-based photographer Hudson Hayden. More below.

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01.08.14 by Jeff

Saintseneca on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

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Happy to see one of my favourite bands, Saintseneca, get the opportunity to perform for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. They play “Happy Alone”, “Fed Up With Hunger”, and one of my favourite songs, “Blood Bath”. Watch the performance below!

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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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01.08.14 by Jeff

Cody Hoyt

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I posted a bunch of Cody Hoyt’s drawings before (here and also here), but recently he’s sorta re-invented himself producing these stunning stoneware pieces. I am the proud owner of one and it’s one of my favourite pieces. See a bunch more below!

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01.08.14 by Jeff

Adam Bartos

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Photos by Adam Bartos. More below.

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Bert Danckaert

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Photos by Bert Danckaert. More below.

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