Trailers: The Stylish Neo-Noir Crime Film Pickings

This is a trailer for Pickings.

 It was written and directed by Usher Morgan, and stars Elyse Price, Joel Bernard, Katie Vincent (who also served as the film's associate producer and music supervisor), Joe Trombino, Emil Ferzola, Yaron Urbas, Michael Gentile, Christopher Liam Gentry, and Samantha Zaino, among others. Principle photography began in March of 2016 under a shooting budget of $350,000. The film was shot in Yonkers, New York City, Southampton Village, and Staten Island over the course of 35 days. The film received 10 nominations at the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival in December, going on to win Best Feature Director (Usher Morgan), Best Cinematography (Louis Obioha), and Best Feature Actress (Elyse Price). 

Morgan spoke about the film, saying that:

“This is a family story, a gangster flick and a southern revenge film all rolled into one. We're mixing some really cool comic book elements with Spaghetti Western elements to produce some interesting results. I can't wait for folks to see it!” 

It is scheduled to be released in select theaters on March 2nd, 2018 from Dark Passage Films and Digital Magic Entertainment. You can follow the film on their website or on Facebook. Check out the some stills, the synopsis, and trailer below.

'This neo-noir meets Spaghetti Western drama takes viewers on a thrilling ride into the story of Jo Lee Haywood - a single mother and neighborhood bar owner who spent years trying to escape her violent past. But when a local mobster and his gang of thugs come knocking on her door, Jo is forced to embrace her inner demons and confront her deadly history in order to protect her family and property. Still waters run deep in this stylistic crime saga.'