Jameson Irish Whiskey, Oscar nominated Producer, Dana Brunetti and two-time Academy Award-winning actor, Kevin Spacey showed their support for one of South Africa’s most promising new film talents at the global Jameson First Shot premiere of Hanneke Schutte’s winning short film SAVING NORMAN, held at Shine Studios in Johannesburg.
The glitzy event took place at the Shine Studios. The red carpet was as busy as the SAMA’s, and these are a few of the celebs who I spotted all doll’d up…
Happy couple, Zuraida and Josh
Fashion designer, Thula Sindi and Neo.
Mr South Africa, Andrew Govender. But when is he handing his crown over… He has been Mr SA forever now…
TV presenter, Lerato Kganyago
Towering over the crowd was Liezel van der Westhuizen
Actor, Lehasa Moloi with the lady from the MiCasa Heavenly Sent music video.
Wonder if they are an item?
Creative Director of the competition and star of last year’s winning films, Kevin Spacey commented: “It was a risk for Willem to agree to star in three films before we even had any scripts, but I think his gamble has paid off. We have given another three people the opportunity of a lifetime and produced another three incredible films as a result ofthe Jameson First Shot competition. Last year was an unforgettable experience for me and being on board as Creative Director this year has allowed me to still be a part of the truly unique opportunity we’re offering to these filmmakers of the future. I’m looking forward to seeing the public reaction when we release the films on Jameson’s YouTube channel and also to the third year of the competition when we’ll have another incredible A-list star for our young, talented filmmakers to direct.”
Schutte said: “Jameson First Shot has been the most incredible experience.Willem was such an amazing person to work with; he was incredibly easy to direct and always open to suggestions when we were on set. Last year’s films got millions of views when they were released on YouTube, so naturally I’m hoping for a similarreaction to my film this year. It’s been an exhilarating, inspiring, exhausting, life-changing experience, but it is without a doubt something that I will always, always remember and I want to thank Jameson and Trigger Street for giving me this opportunity.”