Dayveon, the feature-film debut of writer-director Amman Abbasi, will open in theaters on September 13, in New York at the Quad Cinema, and in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Monica Film Center. More additional cities is expected to follow.
Dayveon, an official selection of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and the 2017 Berlin Film Festival, stars Devin Blackmon, Kordell “KD” Johnson, Dontrell Bright, Chasity Moore, Lachion Buckingham, and Marquell Manning.
Struggling with his older brother’s death, 13-year-old Dayveon (newcomer Devin Blackmon) spends the sweltering summer days roaming around his rural Arkansan town. With no parents and few role models, he soon falls in with the local gang. Though his sister’s boyfriend tries to provide stability and comfort as a reluctant father figure, Dayveon becomes increasingly drawn into the camaraderie and violence of his new world.
In this impressive feature directorial debut exec produced by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Prince Avalanche), multitalented filmmaker Amman Abbasi wrote, directed, edited, produced, and composed music for the film.