Back in 2009, STACKS Magazine featured a young actor/director/producer on our website name Deji LaRay ( Spotlight: Deji LaRay of Guerilla Film Junkies).    As part of our focus on gaining more insight on the film and television industry, we had the pleasure to get the inside scoop on film production from Deji.  His interview was engulfed with knowledge and gave hope to many young adults who aspire to work in this field.

 

Recently, we were informed of some new and exciting things that Deji has been involved in.  For instance, he’s continued to use his talents in film editing by working on several music projects. Deji has edited videos for Flo-Rida’s “Whistle”,  The Cataracs feat. Waka Flocka, and American Idol’s Stefano video “I’m On A Roll”.

 

Check out Deji’s editing skills in “Whistle”:

 

In addition to video editing, Deji produced a film that will be apart of the American Black Film Festival this month.  The film “The Dark Party” was directed by Kadeem Hardison (A Different World) and features actors Marcus Patrick, Eric Payne, Iva La’Shawn, Tiffany Hines, Michael Chinyamurindi, and Kadeem himself.

Synopsis:

The Dark Party comes from the imagination of two best friends, Jeff and Mike, who want to find love without playing games with the women in their lives. They decide to throw the ultimate blind date party with the aid of a talk radio psychologist, who turns the fun and games into a serious social experiment. In the midst of all their fun lurks a killer whose dead set on eliminating one of the players.

 

 

If you are attending the festival in Miami, be sure to check this film out.

 

 

Shout out to Will, of GFJ Productions.

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Ms. Bels is a true Atlantan with a successful 13+ year career span in business analysis and accounting. In 2006, she started her own company, Stacks Entertainment LLC, a talent and events management company, which was the catalyst for Stacks Publishing Group LLC (SPG). STACKS Magazine is the first project under the SPG umbrella. Although her many endeavors keep her on-the-go, she does find time to do her favorite things, which include traveling, shopping, writing, and giving back to the community.

13 Responses

  1. Ace Fillmore

    Always a great thing to see young Black Filmmakers doing amazing work. I had a chance to see the Dark Party in a private Screening and it was great, very good work. Keep up the work ethic and I look forward to seeing more in the future.

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  2. Sahara

    He def knows what he’s doing,the editing on that “whistle” vid is really artistic and creative. Dang his videos just keep getting better every time. Keep it up Deji!!!!

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  3. Manotas

    This guy has the talent, knowledge, and patience to make it big in the entertainment business. Keep an eye out for him.

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  4. Bryan R

    This is a huge look cousin! You really are making major moves in this industry and God is paving the way for you to continue moving up like the Jeffersons lol
    Stay Blessed, Bryan R.

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  5. Marcus F

    amazing work this guy is super duper when it comes ot editing and directing . I expect this film to be a hit. Plus I heard he is working on th elast music video that Whitney Houston did..wow.! this dude is going to be quite the hit in the industry> I will keep watching all he is doing!!!!! work it out Deji

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  6. Jonathan Nellis

    Deji,

    You have been really making big changes and doing a lot of big things over the past 8 years I’ve known you. Don’t stop doing what you do best man, you’ll be the next Tim Story or Christopher Nolan! Continue to do things for the right reasons man!

    Stay Blessed!

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  7. Goonster

    Deji, You are a straight multi- talented blessing in disguise! The world needs to keep an eye out for u like the Apocolypse!! Real talk…Always, a pleasure to know u as a self-less individual, & work with u on set! U were wrobg when u told me u weren’t a magician, because ur work is MAGICAL!

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  8. Angela R

    You got it going on, Deji! Talent, smarts and a blessed life. Can’t wait to see more of your work, especially the Whitney Houston vid! Congrats!

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  9. China Yoo

    Your blessed with so much talents Deji. I wish you touch people’s life through your blessings and grow personally with them too. Congratulations! looking forward to see your greatness! :)

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