Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street Productions teamed up with Jameson Irish Whiskey to form the Jameson First Shot international film competition to help discover talented new screenwriters and directors. The winning filmmaker of each country has their film made into a short film starring the film competition's head honcho, Kevin Spacey. The Ventriloquist is the first place winner of the US division by screenwriter Benjamin Leavitt. The short is drama / comedy centers around a man who depends a little too much on his wooden sidekick, and it's definitely worth the 10 minute running time.
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