SADE : Every Thing To Know About Rick Famuyiwa


Rick Famuyiwa The Nigerian-American director

Rick Famuyiwa  is a Nigerian-American director, producer and screenwriter of productions including The Wood, Brown Sugar, Talk to Me and Dope .

Famuyiwa grew up near Los Angeles, California in Inglewood. The son of Nigerian immigrants, Famuyiwa is a first-generation American.

After high school, Famuyiwa attended the University of Southern California (USC) and double-majored in cinematic arts film & television production and cinematic arts critical studies. During his time at the university, Famuyiwa worked intimately with film professor Todd Boyd, in 1996, prior to graduation, Famuyiwa created a 12-minute short film entitled Blacktop Lingo that garnered critical positive feedback and led to his invitation to the Sundance Filmmaker’s Institute. in 1997, during his time at the Sundance Director’s Lab, Famuyiwa put the finishing touches on The Wood, his first feature film.

In 1999, Famuyiwa married Glenita Mosley whom he met at the University of California, Los Angeles.

The Flash (2018)

Did you know that in June 2016, Famuyiwa was announced as the director for The Flash after Seth Grahame-Smith dropped from the project. in October 2016, Famuyiwa left the project.


In 2000, The Black Reel Awards nominated Famuyiwa for Best Director (Theatrical) for his work on The Wood. Later on that year, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards nominated The Wood for Outstanding Motion Picture.

In 2003, after completing work on Brown Sugar Famuyiwa was once again nominated by the NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Motion Picture.

In 2008, while working on Our Family Wedding, Famuyiwa was recognized for his work on Kasi Lemmons’ Talk To Me by the NAACP Image Awards. The Association nominated Talk To Me for Outstanding Motion Picture and Famuyiwa won for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television).



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