Single Shot: Neo-Noir Thriller Well Acted by Sam Rockwell

David M. Rosenthal’s neo-noir thriller, Single Shot, starts with a bang, when a single shot aimed at a deer instead hits and kills a young woman.

The hunter, John Moon (Sam Rockwell), watches her die before discovering a box of money near her body. In a desperate panic, he takes the cash.  He then hires a low-rent lawyer (William H. Macy) to fight his wife’s (Kelly Reilly) divorce suit, and attempts to cover up the killing.

However, when John discovers that the money belonged to a group of hardened criminals, the hunter becomes the hunted in what becomes a tense cat-and-mouse struggle in the backwoods of West Virginia.

A Sling Shot wolrd-premiered at the 2013 Berlin Film Fest, and received its North American premiere at 2013 Tribeca Film Fest.

 

Credits:

Starring

Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Jeffrey Wright, Jason Isaacs and Kelly Reilly

Directed by David M. Rosenthal

Written by Matthew F. Jones, based on his own novel

Producer by Aaron L. Gilbert, Chris Coen, Keith Kjarval, Jeff Rice