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Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic

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.

Supernatural, metaphysical, and packed with the deepest, most human emotions, this spiritual child of Charlie Kaufman and Michel Gondry will hit you in the head and the heart. Propelled by an extraordinary performance from Winston Duke as Will and buoyed by a stunning supporting cast of highly accomplished actors, Nine Days marks not only the feature debut but the cinematic birth of writer-director Edson Oda, a singular, visionary artist.

YEAR 2020

CATEGORY U.S. Dramatic Competition


RUN TIME 124 min

COMPANY Mandalay Pictures

WEBSITE http://www.mandalay.com

EMAIL jasonmb@mandalay.com

PHONE (213) 610-8923


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Artist Bio

Edson Oda

Edson Oda is a Japanese Brazilian writer/director based in Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of São Paulo with a bachelor's in advertising and completed his master of fine arts in film and production at the University of Southern California. Oda wrote, directed, and supervised projects for Philips, Telefonica, Movistar, InBev, Whirlpool, Johnson & Johnson, Honda, and Nokia. He's a Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab alumnus and was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for Best Music Video.