Nine Days

Nine Days

What if being born is not the beginning but the goal? In a house distant from the reality we know, a reclusive man named Will interviews prospective candidates—personifications of human souls—for the privilege he once had: to be born. Five contenders emerge. During the course of nine days, Will tests each of them, but he can choose only one. The victor will be rewarded with a coveted opportunity to become a newborn in the real world, while the others will cease to exist—nine days is everything they’ll ever experience.

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Edson Oda




Director: Edson Oda
Executive Producer: Charles D. King, Kim Roth, Gus Deardoff, Kellon Akeem, Yandy Smith, Renee Frigo, Beth Hubbard, Trevor Groth, Winston Duke, Caroline Connor, Will Raynor, Mark C. Stevens, Mark G. Mathis, Kwesi Collisson, Larry Weinberg, George A. Loucas, Michelle Craig, Piero Frescobaldi
Producer: Jason Michael Berman, Mette-Marie Kongsved, Matthew Lindner, Laura Tunstall, Datari Turner
Screenwriter: Edson Oda
Cinematographer: Wyatt Garfield
Editor: Michael Taylor, Jeff Betancourt
Production Designer: Dan Hermansen
Sound Designer: Mac Smith
Music: Antonio Pinto
Principal Cast: Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz, Bill Skarsgard, Benedict Wong, Tony Hale, David Rysdahl, Arianna Ortiz
Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Fernando Rodriguez, Re-recording Mixer: Brandon Proctor, Music Supervisor: Linda Cohen, Visual Effects Supervisor: George A. Loucas, Casting: Jessica Kelly, Kate Geller


Jason Michael Berman
Public Film Contact
Jason Michael Berman
Mandalay Pictures
Publicity Contact
Jason Michael Berman
Sales Agent
30West and CAA
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Genre: Drama
Screening Section: Festival Favorites
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 124 mins