Deon Taylor

Director

Biography

Deon is a writer, filmmaker, and director. Taylor continues to run his own thriving film and production company, Hidden Empire Film Group (HEFG) formerly known as Deon Taylor Enterprises (DTE), which he launched in 2000. Taylor has written, co-written and directed dozens of films, TV series and special projects and HEFG produces a diverse array of larger budgeted projects, born of Taylor’s boundless energy as a multi-hyphenate writer, director and he has expert financier on board, Robert Smith, who keeps everything checked and balanced. For years, Taylor has been focused on the film genre of horrors/thrillers but when producer Vincent Cirrincione asked Taylor to read the script for the film Supremacy (inspired by actual events), his passion for this project was birthed. He knew he had to find the perfect casting director for what he felt was the perfect script, and he contacted Mary Verneui, who had casted some of his other films. Supremacy had a supreme cast, starring Danny Glover, Derek Luke, Evan Ross and Lela Rochon. In 2015, the soon-to-be released horror/thriller films Akuma and Night Tales 2: The Movie, starring David Faustino and Miguel Nunez will be released. It is no surprise that another brand of Night Tales would be in the making, due to the success of Night Tales: The Series, which aired on WGN and was hosted by Flavor Flav in 2009, and Night Tales: The Movie, which was released in 2011. Therefore, Night Tales 2: The Movie will be released in 2015 with great expectations and grandiose viewership. Recently completed and the soon-to-be released blockbuster smash, Meet the Blacks, is produced by Avent and created by Deon Taylor. This film has a cast of some of the funniest comedians and actors around: Mike Epps, Charlie Murphy, Lil’ Duval, Gary Owen, Deray Davis, Michael Blackson, Lavell Crawford, Andrew Bachelor (King Bach), Perez Hilton, Alex Henderson, Phil Austin, Bresha Webb, Zulay Henao, and Gloria Govan. Legendary comedian, story teller and writer, Paul Mooney and former heavy-weight champion, Mike Tyson will also star in the comedy that will set the bar for other comedy’s that will follow. Capitalizing on the breakout success and popularity of his Night Tales series, Taylor recently launched a new wholly-owned specialty label based on the “Night Tales” brand name. The new specialty label is titled Night Tales Presents and is solely dedicated to producing commercial horror films and television programming that pushes the envelope of terror. The label produces feature films and television series, as well as a softer-edged animated kids’ series and a branded interactive online platform. He is masterful at building brands and Night Tales Presents is a universal brand, another genius idea of Taylor’s. Taylor has a background in marketing, sports and promotions. A Nike All-American basketball player from Gary, Indiana; he earned a biology degree at San Diego State University on a full basketball scholarship where he was named the conference’s “Newcomer of the Year.” Taylor went on to play professionally and still competes weekly in the coveted NBA Entertainment League out of Los Angeles. The library at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences requested a copy of the screenplay SUPREMACY for their permanent core collection. Materials in the core collection are made available for study in their reading room; scripts never circulate from the building and photocopying is strictly forbidden. They are a research library but serve a broad range of users — students, filmmakers and writers as well as those with general interests.

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