Pickett’s work has served as the basis for two Oscar-winning works. The screenplay for “Sideways” won the 2005 Academy Award for best adapted screenplay for Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor. In 2000, Pickett’s screenplay for Barbara Schock’s short “My Mother Dreams the Satan’s Disciples in New York” won the Academy Award for best live action short.
Metcalf wrote, directed, and produced “Living Among Us,” starring the late John Heard in his final screen appearance along with Esme Bianco (“Game of Thrones”), Thomas Ian Nicholas, William Sadler, and Andrew Keegan.
Pickett’s “Repairman” follows Hap Rosecrans, a washing machine repairman who is a victim of fetal alcohol syndrome. He’s a recovering alcoholic, as well as a reformed arsonist, caring for his