Interviews: Jena Dover and Nyasha Zimucha

The Jameson First Shot campaign was an absolute ripper. It’s a great initiative, which gives aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to get their work out there not only to a local audience, but a global one too. Thanks to actor Kevin Spacey, his business partner Dana Brunetti of Trigger Street Productions and of course the folks at Jameson. I was on the red carpet at the weekend chatting to some of the stars about their thoughts on the campaign and of course their other projects. Here’s my interview with the awesome Jena Dover:

I also chatted to business woman, Nyasha Zimucha about her trip out to SA. Check this out:

More interviews to follow. Stay tuned.

Spacey back in SA for Jameson First Shot premiere this weekend

On Saturday I’ll be heading through to the Jameson First Shot red carpet premiere. This is the second premiere of its kind and I reckon it’s going to be lots of fun again. Last year, the campaign gave aspiring and upcoming filmmakers the opportunity to be mentored by Hollywood A-lister Kevin Spacey, his business partner Dana Brunetti thanks to the team at Jameson. It was sound a resounding success that the decided to do it once again and this year the team has enlisted the help of another Hollywood giant, Willem Dafoe.

South African filmmaker Hanneke Schutte was chosen as the winner this year. She flew over to the US, where she made her film, SAVING NORMAN (previously PING PONG WITH MR YONG) and we’ll be getting to see that film on Saturday evening. I’ll be on the red carpet taking pics and video. So follow me on Twitter: @JasonVonBerg, on Instagram or check back here for more interviews.

It promises to be a festive evening once again and big up to the team at Jameson for getting involved in such a lekker campaign.