Trigger Street Productions
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Trigger Street Productions is an entertainment production company formed by Kevin Spacey and his producing partner Dana Brunetti in 1997. The company's credits include Captain Phillips, Shakespeare High, Safe, The Social Network, 21, Shrink, Fanboys, the Emmy-nonimated Bernard and Doris, Emmy-nominated Recount, Mini's First Time, Beyond the Sea, The United States of Leland and The Big Kahuna, as well as stage productions of The Iceman Cometh and Cobb.
The name "Trigger Street" is a reference to an actual street in Spacey's boyhood home of Chatsworth, where Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (and Roy's horse Trigger) had their ranch. Spacey and his childhood friends dreamed of opening a neighborhood theater where they could stage their own "Trigger Street" productions. Val Kilmer lived in Roy Rogers Trigger Street home.
"I didn't grow up on it. I lived near it, but one of my best friends did live on it. And we had always dreamed about building a theater on Trigger Street. We were going to call it the Trigger Street Theatre. So when it was time to name my company, I thought back to those days and Trigger Street was born." -- Kevin Spacey, Venice Magazine, November 2004
Trigger Street Labs 
Trigger Street Labs was developed by Dana Brunetti and launched in 2002 as an online community for unrepresented writers and filmmakers. It proved immensely popular in its first few years, with thousands of online users uploading their work, reviewing work by their peers and participating in online competitions and short film festivals. The site was previously sponsored by Stella Artois, and in October 2009, Stella Artois hosted the Stella Artois Short Film Project. The project was hosted on the site, and awarded the grand prize of $50,000 USD to Jason Klein, for his short film "A Perfect Time".
"I’ve done incredibly well, and I’ve done incredibly well because the material I found early in my career was from first-time writers, first-time directors, first-time playwrights. If it weren’t for that talent, I wouldn’t have a career. If one person gets a break then it’s been successful." -- Kevin Spacey discusses Trigger Street Labs, Marie Claire (UK), April 2003
"We're not just giving an opportunity to somebody, but also trying to nurture them, trying to protect them, trying to give them as many resourceful tools, and a crew and a cast, to help them make their dream come true. And at the same time, help them learn what it's like to work with producers; to negotiate yourself in what's sometimes the treacherous waters of trying to make your dream happen." -- Kevin Spacey discusses Trigger Street Labs, 'Moneyline with Lou Dobbs', October 18, 2002
Jameson First Shot 
In 2012, Trigger Street Productions teamed up with Jameson Irish Whiskey to create Jameson First Shot, which was the unique opportunity to give three up-and-coming filmmakers a 'first shot' in the movie business by producing their short film starring Kevin Spacey. The First Shot competition had thousands of applicants, and only one was selected from each of these three territories - the United States, South Africa, and Russia. The resulting films were a success, and screened online on Jameson's YouTube channel. The films were The Ventriloquist by Benjamin Leavitt, Envelope by Aleksey Nuzhny, and Spirit of A Denture by Alan Shelley.
As a result of the success of the first year, Jameson opened up submissions for a second year competition with Trigger Street with Willem DaFoe as the lead actor. These second-year films will be produced/exhibited in the Spring/Summer of 2013.
- Captain Phillips (upcoming)
- The Ventriloquist (Jameson First Shot USA short)
- The Envelope (Jameson First Shot Russian short)
- Spirit of a Denture (Jameson First Shot South African short)
- Safe (2012)
- Inseparable (film) (2011)
- Horrible Bosses (2011)
- Midnight Sun (2011)
- Safe (2011)
- Margin Call (Sam Rogers) (2010)
- Casino Jack (Jack Abramoff) (2010)
- The Social Network (2010)
- Father of Invention (2010)
- Inseparable (2010)
- Shrink (2009)
- Fanboys (2008)
- Columbus Day (2008)
- 21 (Micky Rosa) (2008)
- Mini's First Time (2006)
- The Sasquatch Gang (2006)
- Edison (Wallace) (2005)
- Beyond the Sea (2004)
- TriggerStreet.com (2004)
- The United States of Leland (2003)
- Interstate 84 (2000)
- Direct-to-video and TV
- House of Cards (2013, Netflix Streaming)
- Bernard and Doris (2008, HBO)
- Recount (2008, HBO)
- Going Hollywood (2005)
- America Rebuilds: A Year at Ground Zero (2002)