Dejuan Ford is a director at Faim Films & Dejuan Ford Productions. Releasing on August 28, 2021, Ford has a new film titled Tina & Lori. His love for filmmaking started when he would watch movies as a kid at the theater his mom worked at. Being in the industry for 7 years, he strives to not only produce great films but also provide inspiration to others. Ford says, “I want people to use me as fuel to pursue their dreams. If I can do it, anyone can!” Although his style is very diverse, he enjoys Urban Dramas because they are usually based on true stories. He feels that movies that share the experiences of individuals give a beautiful look at the inside of themselves and their environments.
When asking Ford what impact he is looking to make with his films, he said, “I want to share my stories and blessings with others. Each film has a different message. For every action, there is a consequence following that action. My plan is to impact everyone, and I have some really provocative and controversial scripts that I am working on as we speak”. Along with releasing his new film, “Tina & Lori,” on August 28th, Ford also has a project “First Lady 3” which showcases his true talent. Learn more about Dejuan Ford below!
What is something major you accomplished this year?
One of my major accomplishments this year was giving two extremely talented young women Da’Carla Strong and Elizabeth Foxx their first leading role, they were phenomenal in “Tina & Lori” and have more projects coming soon. They are definitely a force to be reckoned with, superstars in the making.
What are your goals for the next year?
Continue to grow and build my team. Bring in creators that are chasing a dream. Release 3 Independent Films.
What are your individual goals for the year?
Continue to evolve, becoming not just a better producer/actor, but a better man, father, and partner to others.
Have you worked with anyone?
Jennifer Williams, Nikki “Hoopz” Alexander. I really want to work with a lot of actors that I watched growing up, your OG Bobby Johnsons (Glenn Plummer), Cains (Tyrin Turner), and the women range from Lauryn McClain to my all-time favorite Nia Long.
Any life-changing stories/incidents that impacted your film career?
I have always been a leader, a role model to others, and with that comes a great deal of responsibility. Making sure I do things the right way knowing the impact of my decisions. The film industry gave me an outlet to express myself and display different pieces of myself. If you ask 7 different people, “who is DeJuan Ford” you will probably get 7 different answers lol Acting allows me to tap into those 7 different personalities (I am a Gemini)
The event that led me to produce my own films occurred several years back, I auditioned and won a huge role with Mula Films (known for Plug Love & McGraw Ave), I was cut after the first table read, initially, I was pissed about it, I’ve never been cut at any level, I couldn’t understand why. After speaking with a few people within their organization, the message became clear, my purpose in this industry is bigger than just being an actor. The Detroit Independent Film culture needed more Executive Producers, more people willing to invest their resources into bringing these projects to life. We have a very talented culture here in the city of Detroit, I want to continue to share my resources and make dreams come true!
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