Marc Cayce

Marc Cayce (born July 8, 1976) is an American film writer, director, and producer. His First film Nikita Blues (1999) was selected for the HBO Short Film Competition at the Acapulco Black Film Festival in Acapulco, Mexico. Due to Nikita Blues receiving much fanfare and critical acclaim, Cayce was courted by some of Hollywood's biggest talent agencies such as William Morris. Cayce helped launch some of Hollywood’s known stars such as Brandon T. Jackson, Essence Atkins, Kat Graham.

Marc Cayce
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Born (1976-07-08) July 8, 1976 (age 44)
Detroit, Michigan
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
OccupationFilmmaker and Screenwriter
Years active1999 - present

Early lifeEdit

Cayce was born on July 8, 1976 in Detroit, Michigan. His mother and father divorced when he was five years old. Cayce attended Redford High School, a Detroit Public School, where as a senior he joined the Michigan Army National Guard as a Military Police Officer. After high school, Cayce joined the Detroit Police Department as a Reserve Police Officer.

Growing up Cayce spent much of his time watching television and movies. Watching movies such as Claudine and Cooley High greatly influenced his career choice.  After spending a short time in law enforcement, Cayce decided to pursue his dream of writing and directing and enrolled at the Los Angeles Film School. While attending there, he met twin brothers Albert and Allen Hughes, better known as the Hughes Brothers. The Hughes Brothers are twins and American film directors and producers, famously known for co-directing Menace II Society, Dead Presidents, From Hell and The Book of Eli.[1]  Cayce was encouraged to go to University of Southern California, School of Cinema Television.  Cayce emphasized his studies on screen writing.

After Cayce was fortunate to meet the acclaimed American film director, John Singleton, while pursuing his career, he decided to attend John’s Alma mater University of Southern California (USC). There he met and hired his composer, Stanley Clarke, for Cayce's first film titled Nikita Blues.

CareerEdit

After graduating from USC Film School, Cayce took an internship as a production assistant at MPCA/Orion Picture in Santa Monica, CA.[2]  After numerous long nights, ending with him sleeping at the production office many of those nights, he worked his way up to an independent producer slot with Motion Picture Corporation of America MPCA/Orion Pictures.

Cayce wrote a screenplay entitled A Chance Taken, for award-winning actress and iconic beauty Diahann Carroll. Cayce was then awarded a Warner Brothers Records multi-picture soundtrack deal based on that screenplay. 

In 1999, Cayce wrote and produced a short film entitled Nikita Blues for HBO. He was then asked to write a feature film version of the film, which was theatrically released in 2001.  

In 2005, Cayce wrote and directed Forbidden Fruits produced by Foremost Entertainment/Universal Music Group. It was released in 2006. The film stars Fredro Starr, Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Keith Sweat, Keith David, Rima Fakih (2010 MS. USA). This is interracial love story between African Americans, Arab Americans and Chaldean Americans.

In 2008, Cayce third feature film, Trapped: Haitian Nights, was shot in Miami, Florida and in the country of Haiti. Trapped: Haitian Nights stars Vivica A. Fox and was released in the winter of 2010.

Cayce finished filming and released Detention Day in 2019.

He also, completed a movie called A Day of Trouble, filmed in Nipsey Hussle’s Marathon Clothing stores, about two cousins who are in rival gangs “Crips" and “Bloods”.

Cayce continues to build his catalog of feature films under his production shingle Foremost Entertainment Inc. His film, Flint Tales, puts light back on the Flint Water Crisis that occurred in Flint, Michigan starting in April 2014 and still continues to plague Flint citizens to this day. Cayce, whose roots run deep in Michigan, is passionate about the people of Flint and anyone affected by the contaminated water there. Flint Tale Tales starring Hawthorne James (Speed and The Five Heartbeats) and Erica Peeples (True to the Game and Fall Girls) is scheduled to be released in 2020.  

Cayce has also completed filming and is now in the process of releasing Sasha Lanes, starring Paula Jai Parker(Ray Donovan, True Blood, Hustle and Flow, and Friday).

FilmographyEdit

YEAR MOVIE ROLE OTHER
2000 "Nikita Blues" Writer/Director Credited
2006 "Forbidden Fruits", Writer/Director Credited
2009 Haitian Nights Writer
2010 Trapped: Haitian Nights Writer
2010 Chance Taken Writer/Director Pre-Production
2015 Detention Day Writer/Director Credited
2017 A Day of Trouble Writer/Director Credited
2018 Sasha Lanes Writer/Director Credited
2019 Flint Tale Writer/Director Credited

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hughes brothers", Wikipedia, 2020-05-05, retrieved 2020-06-05
  2. ^ "Marc Cayce". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-06-05.