The Third Wish (2016)


The Third Wish poster with Pinhead and Eugene on the beach.

What Is it About?

Logline

A man finds a magic lamp, but through an unfortunate wish he ends up inside the lamp and lets the genie loose.

Concept

Walter Pinhead has found a magic lamp on the beach. He is upset after wasting two wishes and makes an unfortunate third wish that lands him inside the lamp and sets the genie free. The genie, by the name of Eugene, walks off, delighted. The next day, the lamp and Pinhead are discovered by accident by his friend Xandra. This sets a series of events in motion that result in Pinhead regaining his freedom while returning Genie Eugene to his proper place inside the lamp.

Synopsis (Spoiler)

During his vacation, Walter Pinhead finds a magic lamp on the beach. He is upset after wasting two wishes and makes an unfortunate third wish that lands him inside the lamp and sets the genie free. The genie, by the name of Eugene, walks off, roaring with laughter.

In the lamp Pinhead discovers a manhole. He decides to descend for a way out, but all he finds is zombies and a nasty troll who blocks his exit. He returns and tries his phone. No signal. He is desperate.

Fortunately, the lamp is found the next day by his friend Xandra, who takes him home. She meets Feisal, who is with the Genie Intelligence Agency (GIA) and is tasked to solve the problem with Eugene.

Eugene, meanwhile, is having a good time getting drunk and charming the ladies. Feisal decides that Xandra should have a date with Eugene. The following night, Eugene is thrown out of the bar, broke. Just then Xandra shows up for the “date” and invites him to her place to recover.

At Xandra’s apartment, Eugene is left in the bathroom to freshen up. Feisal enters and forces him to take his job back. Reluctantly, Eugene returns to the lamp, and Pinhead is free again.

View

The Third Wish has been shown on the local TV channel of Arlington Independent Media and has been selected for screening at a few festivals.

The next opportunity to see the movie will be at the Short Movie Club Festival, which is to be held from February 24 to 26, 2017, in Minsk, Belarus. Details will be published once known. This will be the first showing of the movie outside of the United States.


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