Here’s the trailer for a promising film that screened earlier this year at Sundance. Dayveon is garnering comparisons to Moonlight from outlets like Variety, IndieWire and The Hollywood Reporter.
It is directed by Amman Abbasi who wrote, directed, edited, produced, and composed music for the film in his feature directorial debut.
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.
Watch the trailer below. The film arrives in theaters next month.