The Prodigy – USA/Hong Kong, 2019

‘There’s something wrong with Miles’

The Prodigy is a 2019 American/Hong Kong supernatural horror film directed by Nicholas McCarthy (HolidaysAt the Devil’s DoorThe Pact) from a screenplay by Jeff Buhler (Pet Sematary, 2019). It was produced by Tara Farney and Tripp Vinson (The RiteThe Exorcism of Emily Rose). The Vinson Films production stars Taylor Schilling, Jackson Robert Scott , Peter Mooney, Colm Feore, and Brittany Allen.


A mother is concerned about her young son’s disturbing behaviour and starts to think that something supernatural may be affecting him…

The Prodigy is released theatrically in the USA by Orion Pictures on February 8, 2019. The MPAA has rated the movie ‘R’.

Cast and characters:

  • Taylor Schilling … Sarah
  • Peter Mooney … John – We Were Wolves
  • Colm Feore … Arthur Jacobson – Buckout Road
  • Brittany Allen … Margaret St. James – Jigsaw
  • Jackson Robert Scott … Miles – IT
  • Olunike Adeliyi … Rebecca
  • David Kohlsmith … Miles, aged five years-old
  • Mark Sparks … Lead S.W.A.T. Officer
  • Byron Abalos … Penmark Instructor
  • Michael Dyson … Farmer
  • Ava Augustin … Penmark Student
  • Ashley Black … Hailey


The film’s working title was Descendant

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