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Dayveon poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Amman Abbasi
Produced by Amman Abbasi
Lachion Buckingham
Alexander Uhlmann
Written by Amman Abbasi
Steven Reneau
Starring Devin Blackmon
Dontrell Bright
Lachion Buckingham
Kordell Johnson
Marquell Manning
Chasity Moore
Music by Amman Abbasi
Cinematography Dustin Lane
Edited by Michael Carter
Dominic LaPerriere
Mama Bear Studios
Meridian Entertainment
Muskat Filmed Properties
Rough House Pictures
Salem Street Entertainment
Symbolic Exchange
Distributed by FilmRise
Release date
Running time
75 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English

Dayveon is a 2017 American drama film directed by Amman Abbasi and written by Amman Abbasi and Steven Reneau. The film stars Devin Blackmon, Dontrell Bright, Lachion Buckingham, Kordell Johnson, Marquell Manning and Chasity Moore. The film was released on September 13, 2017, by FilmRise.


Dayveon (Devin Blackmon) is a 13 year old struggling to cope with the death of his brother. In the sweltering Arkansas heat, Dayveon roams the street and begins to spend time with a local gang. Although his sister's boyfriend reluctantly serves as a father figure and attempts to provide support and security, Dayveon is constantly drawn towards the violence and camaraderie of his new world.[2]


  • Devin Blackmon as Dayveon
  • Dontrell Bright as Brian
  • Lachion Buckingham as Mook
  • Kordell Johnson as Brayden
  • Marquell Manning as Country
  • Chasity Moore as Kim
  • Shavidee Trotter as Show D


The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2017.[1][3] On January 25, 2017, FilmRise acquired distribution rights to the film.[4] The film was released on September 13, 2017, by FilmRise.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Guy Lodge (2017-01-20). "'Dayveon' Review: An Ambient But Over-Familiar Arkansan Coming-of-Ager". Variety. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  2. ^ "Dayveon". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  3. ^ "'Dayveon' Review". Hollywood Reporter. 2017-01-20. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  4. ^ Hipes, Patrick (2017-01-25). "'Dayveon' Movie: FilmRise Acquires Sundance NEXT Opening Movie". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  5. ^ Jude Dry (2017-08-14). "'Dayveon' Exclusive Trailer: Gang Drama Could Be the Next 'Moonlight'". IndieWire. Retrieved 2018-01-19.

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