A Film by David Charbonier and Justin Powell
IN SELECT THEATERS AND ANYWHERE YOU RENT MOVIES
FRIDAY MAY 14, 2021
“One of the best horror movies of the year!
Atmospheric and creepy with one of the best child performances
I’ve seen since The Shining.” – Timothy Rawles, iHorror
“[****] A modern fairytale nightmare.” – Meagan Navarro, Bloody-Disgusting
“AN EXCEPTIONAL FILM . . . THE DJINN manages to make a classic
careful-what-you-wish-for movie into a sharp, tight, and disturbing little story.”
– Deirdre Crimmins, Rue Morgue
The story follows a mute twelve-year-old, Dylan Jacobs, as he discovers a mysterious book of spells inside his new apartment. Grieving the loss of his mother, and feeling isolated from everyone except for his father, Dylan performs a ritual that promises to deliver his heart’s desire: to have a voice. But he soon discovers that every gift has a toll when a sinister djinn arrives to collect his soul. Now trapped in his new home with nowhere to hide, Dylan must find a way to survive until the stroke of midnight or pay the ultimate price.
Run Time: 82 minutes | Rating: R
Our hope with THE DJINN was to create an exciting story despite having extremely limited
resources and virtually no money. We expected to have to make a lot compromises, but what
we hadn’t anticipated was the heart that bled through despite all the limitations. Ezra, who
plays our lead, brings all the gravitas and emotion we ever could have dreamt – the success of
this film is first and foremost because of his amazing, heartfelt, and truthful performance.
Resources and budget are great, but they are meaningless if you aren’t surrounded with
talented, genuine, good people. It’s a lesson we will take with us throughout our career.
THE DJINN is an underdog, born purely out of the will to make a film no matter the obstacles. Our story is framed in horror, but we hope that its themes of strength and survival – and the film’s very existence – will serve as a message of hope that anything is possible. Even if you don’t have a book of wishes.