Jameson First Shot winning film by The Glue Society's Alice Cogin premieres in Los Angeles

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DSCF3061.jpgLast weekend, the three winning short films from the 2017 international Jameson First Shot competition premiered in Los Angeles at Paramount Studios. From thousands of entries from all around the world, three winners were selected - including The Glue Society's Alice Cogin.

Alongside two other new film-makers - Ollie Wolf from London and Jason Manella from Ontario - Cogin wrote and directed her own original 15-minute short film.

The three winning scripts were shot over one week in early August and the finished films showcased as part of the recent Jameson Weekender to a crowd of over 500 people.

The scripts this year had to work to the theme of 'fearing less and letting life in' - and had to include a starring role for Hollywood star, Dominic West (The Wire, The Affair).

Cogin's script - The Finish Line - follows the story of a Down Syndrome man (performed by Luke Zimmerman) who through a series of unexpected events forces Dominic West's character to reassess his own recent disability.

The film was shot in Los Angeles by cinematographer Marc Shap, and produced by Dana Brunetti (Social Network, Captain Philips) and has already attracted over a quarter of a million views on YouTube.

Cogin commenced her career in Perth in 2015 with Meerkats. She moved to Sydney last year and has recently joined The Glue Society, following a year on their Fellowship programme, where she will be developing and directing projects as part of the collective.

Jonathan Kneebone, co-founder of The Glue Society said: "What Alice has achieved here is truly impressive and inspiring. Not only writing a unique story, but also executing it with her own particular voice and style."

To visit the Jameson First Shot competition hub, click here.

'The Finish Line'
Written & Directed by The Glue Society's Alice Cogin 
Cinematography by Marc Shap
Produced by Dana Brunetti, Lisa Barrett McGuire, Paul Rowe 
Behind The Scenes Photography by Alex Worman


Cogs said:

This is just the best. Well done, Alice.

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