You now can find Boise-raised actor and screenwriter’s film “Soda Springs” on DVD and for download at Amazon.com, Walmart and Hastings and iTunes.com.
Pickett, who is the brother of rodeo superstar Dee Pickett grew up in Caldwell. He moved to L.A. in the 1990s and made his name on the soap opera “Port Charles,” a spin-off of “General Hospital.”
Jay returned to his home state in 2010 to make his first feature film with some longtime friends. “Soda Springs” won the People’s Choice Award at the first Sun Valley Film Festival in March. Pickett wrote at starred in the film, playing Eden Jackson, an ex-con trying to put his life back together in his hometown through music. It also features performances by several Idaho actors and musicians.
Pickett co-wrote the script with director Michael Feifer and filmed it in Idaho, including Caldwell where he grew up. Boise’s Steve Fulton produced the original soundtrack with performances by Fulton, Bill Coffey and Catherine Marsden, Micky & The Motorcars and others. “Soda Springs” also stars Tom Skerritt, Patty McCormack and Victoria Pratt.
Pickett is lining up another project with the same creative team to film in Idaho in the future.