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Fresh Kills Movie Details:

Country United States
Language English
GenreCrime, Drama
Release datesJune 16, 2023 (Tribeca)
May 17, 2024 (United States)
Running time2hr
CastJennifer Esposito
Emily Bader
Odessa A’zion,
Domenick Lombardozzi
Annabella Sciorra
Nicholas Cirillo
Directed by Jennifer Esposito
Written byJennifer Esposito
Produced byJennifer Esposito
Leslie Ann Owen
Christine Crokos
Samantha Sprecher
Cinematography by Ben Hardwicke
Edited by Todd Sandler
Music byTheodosia Roussos
Production CompanyFresh Kills Productions
Distributor Quiver Distribution

Fresh Kills Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Jennifer Esposito as Francine
  • Emily Bader as Rose
  • Odessa A’zion as Connie
  • Domenick Lombardozzi as Joe
  • Annabella Sciorra as Christine
  • Nicholas Cirillo as Alli
  • Stelio Savante as Nello
  • Franco Maicas as Frankie


In 1980s New York City, Francine (Esposito) is married into a Brooklyn organized crime family, who has just moved to the more spacious surroundings of Staten Island. However, for her and her daughters, Rose (Bader) and Connie (A’zion) the shadow of the mafia remains ever-present.

About Fresh Kills Movie:

Fresh Kills is an American drama film marking the directorial debut of Jennifer Esposito, who also wrote, produced, and stars alongside Emily Bader, Odessa A’zion, and Annabella Sciorra.

Jennifer Esposito told Variety that the idea for the script had been “percolating” in her mind since she was 16 years old and growing up on Staten Island.

Esposito told Deadline Hollywood in October 2021, she had struggled to get finance for the project financiers and distributors due to the lack of male lead actors in the film. Funding instead arrived from a unique source with Deadline Hollywood calling it “the first feature film financed and traded by a global group of fan investors via this first-of-its-kind IPO on Upstream, the Ethereum-powered digital stock exchange”.

In November 2021 Annabella Sciorra joined Esposito in the cast playing Christine, the sister of Esposito’s character Francine. Odessa A’zion And Emily Bader joined the cast in December 2021 as Francine’s daughters.

Principal photography took place on Staten Island in March 2022.

The film was shown at the Tribeca Film Festival in June 2023. Later that year it was shown at the Red Sea International Film Festival. Fresh Kills was released in the United States on May 17, 2024.


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