Best Screenplay Nominee - Pickings


Year: 2018 | Country: United States | Duration: 95 Minutes

Filmmaker: Usher Morgan

Introduction: Usher is an award-winning screenwriter, film director, producer and studio
executive residing in New York City. Morgan started his career in book publishing and
later became involved with film production and distribution. He produced his first
documentary film The Thought Exchange starring David Friedman and Lucie Arnaz in
2012, followed by his directorial debut, the award-winning short film Prego. Morgan's
first feature narrative film, Pickings, will be released to theaters on March 2nd, 2018,
followed by the horror film short, Trapped Inside. Morgan's directing style is influenced
primarily by film-noir and spaghetti westerns.

Synopsis: “When a short-tempered mobster and his gang of thugs try to shake down a neighborhood bar, they’re soon confronted with the wrath of its owner - a mysterious southern mother with a dangerous past.”