Last weekend, three winning short films from the 2017 international Jameson First Shot competition premiered in Los Angeles at Paramount Studios. The winning films had been chosen from thousands of entries from all around the world.
One of the winning films was The Finish Line, a 15-minute short by The Glue Society filmmaker, Alice Cogin.
The three winning scripts were shot over one week in early August and the finished films shown 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 film is the story of a Down Syndrome man, Dominic West (performed by Luke Zimmerman), who is forced to reassess his disability through a series of unexpected events.
The film was shot in Los Angeles by cinematographer, Marc Shap, and produced by Dana Brunetti [Social Network, Captain Philips]
It has already attracted more than a quarter of a million views on YouTube.
Alice Cogin joined The Glue Society recently, following her year on the Fellowship programme She will now develop and direct projects as part of the collective.
Jonathan Kneebone, co-founder of The Glue Society, commented, “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.”
Credits for 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: