"A Talent to Watch"
~ Los Angeles Times
Usher Morgan is an award-winning screenwriter, film director, producer and entrepreneur 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 film, Pickings was released to wide acclaim and received a limited theatrical release via AMC Independent in March of 2018. His directing style is influenced primarily by film-noir and spaghetti westerns. The Los Angeles Times calls Usher Morgan, "a talent to watch". The 405 listed "Pickings" in its "Top 18 films of 2018" list. His upcoming feature film, "Plucked," is set to make its festival debut in 2024.