Prolific director, writer and producer Deon Taylor delights audiences with laugh out loud comedies and hair-raising thrillers. His new film, The Intruder, starring Dennis Quaid, Michael Ealy and Meagan Good is due out May 3.
When a young married couple (Michael Ealy, Meagan Good) buys their dream house in the Napa Valley, they think they have found the perfect home to take their next steps as a family. But when the strangely attached seller (Dennis Quaid) continues to infiltrate their lives, they begin to suspect that he has hidden motivations beyond a quick sale.
Taylor’s next directorial feature, Exposure, starring Academy Nominee Naomi Harris, Frank Grillo, Tyrese Gibson and Mike Colter will be released by Sony in the fall 2019. The film is a thriller written by Peter Dowling, which follows a rookie Detroit African-American female cop who stumbles upon corrupt officers who are murdering a drug dealer, an incident captured by her body cam. This past fall, Taylor produced, wrote and directed the taut thriller Fatale starring two-time Academy Award winner Hillary Swank with Michael Ealy and Mike Colter. The film is presently in post-production.
In 2018, Taylor directed the film Traffik, an intense sex trafficking thriller starring Paula Patton, Missi Pyle, Omar Epps, William Fichtner and Roselyn Sanchez, released theatrically by Lionsgate’s CodeBlack Films. The film was nominated for NAACP, Image Award for Outstanding Motion Picture. He also produced, with Jamie Foxx, the comedy feature All-Star Weekend, starring Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Gerard Butler, Eva Longoria, Jeremy Piven, Jessica Szohr, which Jamie Foxx directed due out later this year as well.
Taylor first rose to Hollywood’s attention with the success of Meet The Blacks, a film Taylor wrote, directed, produced and distributed independently, outsie the Hollywood system. The success of the film’s self-distribution created awareness of his filmmaking skills. Last year, Taylor wrote and directed the film’s sequel Meet the Blacks 2: The House Next Door, due out in theaters later in 2019. Film stars include comedy icons Mike Epps and Katt Williams. Additional cast includes Rick Ross, Danny Trejo, Bresha Webb, Zulay Henao, Andrew Bachelor (aka “King Batch”), and comedians Lil Duval, Michael Blackson and Tyrin Turner.