January 25, 1976|
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Education||Lew Wallace High School, Florin High School|
|Alma mater||San Diego State University|
|Occupation||Film director, film producer, screenwriter|
|Notable work||Dead Tone, The Hustle, Nite Tales, Chain Letter, Supremacy, Meet the Blacks|
|Spouse(s)||Roxanne Avent (married 2014-present)|
Deon Taylor (born January 25, 1976) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He is the founder of Hidden Empire Film Group.
Deon Taylor was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in Gary, Indiana. During high school he and his mother moved to Sacramento, California, stating that, “Gary, Indiana is the murder capital of the world, numerous of my freshman basketball team was killed in gun violence." He played basketball professionally, earning a spot in the NBA Entertainment League.
Life and career
Taylor founded Hidden Empire Film Group in Sacramento, California and wrote and directed his first film, Dead Tone. Taylor went on to shoot a horror series for BET, Nite Tales: The Series, a low budget series starring Flavor Flav that drew one million viewers on its first airing. Taylor’s slasher thriller Chain Letter was released to select theaters on October 1, 2010. Taylor currently resides in Sacramento, California, filming there and Los Angeles.
Nite Tales: The Movie was released on DVD in 2008 with a DVD release of the series pending in the future. Taylor has paired with Jamie Foxx to co-direct a future national television release titled Tommy's Little Girl.
|2015||"In Love by Now"||Jamie Foxx|
|2007||Dead Tone (originally 7eventy 5ive)|
|2008||Nite Tales: The Movie|
|2009||Nite Tales: The Series|
|2016||Meet the Blacks|
|2018||MTB2: The House Next Door|
- "Who is Deon Taylor?" by Fabio Periera. July 9, 2010. HuffingtonPost.com. Retrieved July 12, 2010.
- NBAE Rosters 2007–08 2010. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved July 1, 2010.
- “Screen Media pacts for Deon Taylor's Dead Tone” by Wendy Mitchell. July 2009. ScreenDaily.com. Retrieved July 6, 2010.
- Nordyke, Kimberly (26 January 2009). "'Nite Tales' deal is first from NATPE: Flavor Flav-hosted series is from Trifecta, Star Media venture". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on March 1, 2009. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
- “Bob Shallit: Sacramento Filmmaker’s Horror Flick set for National Release” Sacramento Bee News. 2010. Retrieved July 6th 2010.
- “Former Gary resident is a fresh face in fright fare” by Bob Kostanczuk. Post Tribune. August 6, 2010. Retrieved August 9, 2010.
- "Brief Interview: Deon Taylor” by Tony Sheppard. Sacramento Press. April 11, 2009. Retrieved July 8th 2010.
- "Jamie Foxx - "In Love by Now"". music video credits. jamie-foxx.us. Retrieved January 12, 2016.