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Tim Kang Launches Production Company One Shoot Films and Starts a 2012 Short Film Competion

01-28-2012 09:48 AM CET | Arts & Culture

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The Mentalist star’s production company will be holding a short film competition in awareness of child abduction and exploitation.

Los Angeles, CA (January 23, 2012)- Actor Tim Kang, best known for his role on CBS’ critically-acclaimed show THE MENTALIST has launched a film production company called One Shoot Films (OSF). Beginning Tuesday, January 24, 2012 One Shoot Films is accepting entries into the OSF Short Film Competition 2012.

As an homage to Kang’s support of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), all story ideas are limited to the topics related to child abduction and/or child exploitation. The competition prize is an opportunity for the winner(s) to see their idea go from the page to a finished production. The winning writer/director or writer and director team will receive up to a $15,000.USD production budget to shoot their film, overseen and produced by OSF.

Additionally, OSF intends to actively push the winning short film for entrance and competition to relevant U.S. and International film festivals. The winner(s) will also have travel and housing expenses paid for during the shoot dates, pre- and post-production, as required by OSF.

Scripts must be submitted online at There is an online submission form with detailed instructions. Entrants must submit their log line and full script/resume in PDF format, along with a reel link and a $25.00 entrance fee. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 12, 2012. At the end of the submission period there will be a week for the judges to review the submissions and select three finalists. These three finalists will then pitch their ideas to the judges (Monday, March 19, 2012 – Wednesday March 21, 2012). The winner will be announced on Friday, March 23, 2012.

Story ideas must include the topic of child abduction/child exploitation and issues of NCMEC. Submissions will only be accepted from a Writer/Director or a Writer and Director team. The script submission must be no less than 5 (five) minutes and no more than 15 (fifteen) minutes screen time and no more than 20 pages in length, and will be shot in the Los Angeles area. Contestants must be 21 and older. Only US entries will be accepted.

The shoot schedule for the winner will be as follows:

Pre-production (4weeks) Monday, March 26, 2012 – Friday, April 20, 2012

Production (1 week) Monday, April 23, 2012 – Friday, April 27, 2012

Post-production (4 weeks) Monday, April 30, 2012 – Friday, May 25, 2012

For more inquiries on the OSF Short Film Competition 2012 please contact For media inquiries regarding Tim Kang, please contact Mona Loring of MLC

About Tim Kang

Tim Kang has established himself as a highly sought after and versatile actor in both film and television. He can currently be seen weekly on the hit CBS drama The Mentalist opposite Simon Baker where his character “Kimball Cho,” the straight-arrow investigator, has emerged as a fan favorite on the show. The Mentalist won a 2009 People’s Choice Award for “Favorite New TV Drama,” and was nominated for a 2009 Television Critics Association Award for “Outstanding New Program of the Year.” Notably, Tim was also seen on the big screen in the Lionsgate action thriller Rambo opposite Sylvester Stallone and re-teamed with director Greg Pak for the title role in Mister Green, having first worked together in Greg’s acclaimed first feature, Robot Stories. Before his starring role in “The Mentalist,” Tim has had memorable performances in movies such as The Forgotten and Two Weeks Notice. He has also had strong recurring roles on television in NBC’s popular drama, Third Watch, and CBS’s military saga, The Unit.

About One Shoot Films

One Shoot Films is based in Los Angeles, California. The production company develops, produces and acquires independent film scripts and properties from the United States and around the world for distribution. One Shoot Films' primary focus is to get back to the basics of storytelling - to produce relevant, engaging and entertaining films that accurately reflect the world we live in today.

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7080 Hollywood Blvd
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Los Angeles, CA 90028

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