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Rick Famuyiwa is a Director and Scriptwriter American born on 18 june 1973

Rick Famuyiwa

Rick Famuyiwa
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Birth name Rick Famuyiwa
Nationality USA
Birth 18 june 1973 (46 years)

Rick Famuyiwa, born on June 18, 1973, is an emerging Nigerian American Hollywood writer and director of films such as The Wood (1999), Talk To Me (2007), and Brown Sugar (2002). His most recent film is the
comedy Our Family Wedding (2010), starring Forest Whitaker and America Ferrera. Famuyiwa’s films mainly explore themes of racial diversity and acceptance of oneself and others, especially within communities of color. In the majority of Famuyiwa’s films, friendship plays a central role to the characters’ development and progression throughout the film. Additionally, thus far, nearly all of Famuyiwa’s feature films have dealt with the institution of marriage in one form or another. It is helpful to note also that Rick Famuyiwa’s upbringing in the racially eclectic Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood has had a tremendous impact on his cinematic works and point of view as both an individual and artist.

Famuyiwa is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) and has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Cinematic Arts Film & Television Production and Cinematic Arts Critical Studies, both granted by the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences in conjunction with the School of Cinematic Arts. Rick Famuyiwa is part of the Director’s Guild of America and it is his passion to make African Americans a greater, more respected part of the cinema industry.

Usually with

Taye Diggs
Taye Diggs
(3 films)
Sanaa Lathan
Sanaa Lathan
(2 films)
Mimi Michaels
Mimi Michaels
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Rick Famuyiwa (5 films)

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Director

Dope
Dope (2015)
, 1h43
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Hip hop films, Gangster films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise, Keith Stanfield, Blake Anderson, Zoë Kravitz
Rating71% 3.5998753.5998753.5998753.5998753.599875
Malcolm Adekanbi is a high school senior obsessed with 1990's hip-hop culture, along with his friends Jib and Diggy, he's a geek who is continually pushed around school. They live in "The Bottoms" part of Inglewood, California, a suburb of Los Angeles.
Our Family Wedding, 1h30
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera, Carlos Mencia, Regina King, Anna Maria Horsford, Shannyn Sossamon
Rating50% 2.5039452.5039452.5039452.5039452.503945
Marcus Boyd (Lance Gross), a young African-American, has recently graduated from Columbia Medical School and is headed to Laos for a year to work with Doctors Without Borders. Unbeknownst to their respective parents, Marcus and his fiancee Lucia Ramirez (America Ferrera), who is Mexican-American, have been living together and would like to get married before they both head off to Laos together.
Brown Sugar, 1h49
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Musical films
Actors Taye Diggs, Wendell Pierce, Sanaa Lathan, Mos Def, Marc John Jefferies, Nicole Ari Parker
Rating65% 3.2508453.2508453.2508453.2508453.250845
Brown sugar is the film that follows the evolving relationship between Sidney (Sanaa Lathan), an attractive young woman who has just been appointed the editor-in-chief of the hip-hop magazine XXL, and Dre (Taye Diggs), an A&R for Millennium Records. They have been bound together since their early childhood. The news that Dre is preparing to be married to Reese (Nicole Ari Parker), a successful entertainment attorney, sends Sidney into a subconscious tizzy.
The Wood
The Wood (1999)
, 1h46
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Omar Epps, Richard T. Jones, Taye Diggs, Sean Nelson, Sanaa Lathan, Malinda Williams
Rating69% 3.499693.499693.499693.499693.49969
Roland (Taye Diggs) is getting married (and is currently missing) and Slim (Richard T. Jones), who scoffs at the idea of marriage, is furious at Roland for disappearing. The story reminisces back to Mike's (Omar Epps, portrayed as a youth by Sean Nelson) first encounters with Roland (Trent Cameron) and Slim (Duane Finley), his first real crush on a girl named Alicia (Malinda Williams), and the three young men's misadventures as teenagers growing up in Inglewood, California ("The Wood"). Shy and awkward, Mike sticks out like a sore thumb on his first day, but is quickly befriended by Slim and Roland.

Scriptwriter

Dope
Dope (2015)
, 1h43
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Hip hop films, Gangster films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise, Keith Stanfield, Blake Anderson, Zoë Kravitz
Roles Writer
Rating71% 3.5998753.5998753.5998753.5998753.599875
Malcolm Adekanbi is a high school senior obsessed with 1990's hip-hop culture, along with his friends Jib and Diggy, he's a geek who is continually pushed around school. They live in "The Bottoms" part of Inglewood, California, a suburb of Los Angeles.
Our Family Wedding, 1h30
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera, Carlos Mencia, Regina King, Anna Maria Horsford, Shannyn Sossamon
Rating50% 2.5039452.5039452.5039452.5039452.503945
Marcus Boyd (Lance Gross), a young African-American, has recently graduated from Columbia Medical School and is headed to Laos for a year to work with Doctors Without Borders. Unbeknownst to their respective parents, Marcus and his fiancee Lucia Ramirez (America Ferrera), who is Mexican-American, have been living together and would like to get married before they both head off to Laos together.
Talk to Me
Talk to Me (2007)
, 1h58
Directed by Kasi Lemmons
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical theatre
Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Don Cheadle, Taraji P. Henson, Peter MacNeill, Cedric the Entertainer, Mike Epps
Rating72% 3.6480653.6480653.6480653.6480653.648065
Il s'agit de l'histoire d'un disc-jockey très populaire de Washington des années 60, Ralph « Petey » Greene, un Afro -Américain et ancien prisonnier qui devint une figure emblématique des droits communs dans les années 60 à travers ses programmes radios qui traitaient principalement du racisme, de la pauvreté, de la drogue et d'autres problèmes de la société américaine. Le film retrace la période allant de 1966, année de l'entrée professionnelle de Petey au WOL (une station locale de radio de Washington), à 1984, l'année de sa mort (Petey décéda d'un cancer du foie le 10 janvier 1984).
Brown Sugar, 1h49
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Musical films
Actors Taye Diggs, Wendell Pierce, Sanaa Lathan, Mos Def, Marc John Jefferies, Nicole Ari Parker
Rating65% 3.2508453.2508453.2508453.2508453.250845
Brown sugar is the film that follows the evolving relationship between Sidney (Sanaa Lathan), an attractive young woman who has just been appointed the editor-in-chief of the hip-hop magazine XXL, and Dre (Taye Diggs), an A&R for Millennium Records. They have been bound together since their early childhood. The news that Dre is preparing to be married to Reese (Nicole Ari Parker), a successful entertainment attorney, sends Sidney into a subconscious tizzy.
The Wood
The Wood (1999)
, 1h46
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Omar Epps, Richard T. Jones, Taye Diggs, Sean Nelson, Sanaa Lathan, Malinda Williams
Rating69% 3.499693.499693.499693.499693.49969
Roland (Taye Diggs) is getting married (and is currently missing) and Slim (Richard T. Jones), who scoffs at the idea of marriage, is furious at Roland for disappearing. The story reminisces back to Mike's (Omar Epps, portrayed as a youth by Sean Nelson) first encounters with Roland (Trent Cameron) and Slim (Duane Finley), his first real crush on a girl named Alicia (Malinda Williams), and the three young men's misadventures as teenagers growing up in Inglewood, California ("The Wood"). Shy and awkward, Mike sticks out like a sore thumb on his first day, but is quickly befriended by Slim and Roland.