Uma Thurman stars in three short films by first-time filmmakers. Photo Courtesy of Jameson First Shot.

Uma Thurman stars in three short films by first-time filmmakers. Photo Courtesy of Jameson First Shot.

The latest over at the HotPixel blog features Uma Thurman! Not only that, but it features Barak Hardley, one of the stars of Ashleigh Nichols and Eddie Beasley’s awesome web comedy, Coffee Shop Squatters!

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HotPixel recently handled color correction on the latest Uma Thurman project!

The sixteen-minute short film, written and directed by Jessica Valentine, is one of the winners of Jameson First Shot, a three-year-old contest produced by Kevin Spacey’s Trigger Street Productions that allows three first-time filmmakers from different parts of the world (the US, Russia, and South Africa) the opportunity to have their first films produced professionally and star Uma Thurman.

Lisa McGuire, one of the producers along with Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, and Carter Swan at Trigger Street, spoke with me about this opportunity that Jameson provides to first-time filmmakers.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for first-time filmmakers to have the Hollywood Experience with a short film. So we surround them with a very experienced crew – for example, I’ve worked in this business for twelve years – so we have wonderful people to bring on, and a lot of these people have returned all three years. That’s how wonderful and fun this project is. A lot of [crew] do this for much less than normal rates, for the love of what it is, and they bring in a star, and we make a movie for them. Everything from the pre-production meetings, to the location scouting, to shooting, to post-production. It’s really fun to work with these directors – to actually bring them to Los Angeles and see what the typical L.A. filmmaking experience is.”

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