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Chicago Overcoat Cinematographer Kevin Moss nominated for ASC award

Producers of the locally produced movie "Chicago Overcoat" have issued a press release that the cinematographer of their award winning film has been nominated for an ASC award:

The American Society of Cinematographers announced the nominees for this year’s ASC Awards, and cinematographer Kevin Moss has been chosen for his work on Chicago Overcoat.

ASC president Michael Goi personally called Moss to share the news and congratulate him on the Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography nomination. The film is being considered in the “Motion Picture/Miniseries Television” category along with the following nominees: Ed Lachman (HBO’s Mildred Pierce), David Moxness (“Moral Issues and Inner Turmoil” segment of ReelzChannel's The Kennedys, Martin Ruhe (PBS' Page Eight), and Wojciech Szepel (Episode 2 of PBS' Any Human Heart). Moss previously received an Honorable Mention from the ASC for his work on the awardwinning short film, The Small Assassin.

After its much-anticipated television premiere on Showtime in December 2010, Chicago Overcoat has been released in every major country throughout the world. The film had its North American home video release in April 2011, and is available to rent at Netflix, Redbox, and Blockbuster Express, and to purchase at Amazon, iTunes, and hundreds of other online stores. Major retailers will have Chicago Overcoat DVDs on their shelves early 2012.

The film stars Frank Vincent (The Sopranos) as an aging hit man who tries to get back a piece of the glory days. Fellow Sopranos cast member Kathrine Narducci (A Bronx Tale) co-stars as Vincent’s girlfriend, along with Danny Goldring (The Dark Knight) as a homicide detective, and Mike Starr (Goodfellas) as a mob boss. The cast also features Emmy Award winner Armand Assante (American Gangster) and Golden Globe winner Stacy Keach (Lights Out).

Chicago Overcoat had its world premiere at the 45th Chicago International Film Festival, where it was voted into the “Best of the Fest”. It went on to win “Best Dramatic Feature” at the 8th Garden State Film Festival, then “Best Cinematography” at the 6th Midwest Independent Film Festival. The film received much critical acclaim during its festival tour. In Variety’s review Alissa Simon wrote: “This energetic calling-card pic boasts the most charismatic mafia murderer since Tony Soprano…” Chicago Sun-Times columnist Bill Zwecker wrote: “Well produced and directed…a very tense thriller.”

For information on how to rent or purchase Chicago Overcoat go to www.beverlyridgepictures.com or follow the film on Facebook and Twitter.

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