Carl Ford

Carl Ford

“I know Carl Ford as a guerrilla risk-taking filmmaker whose stories confront you with shattering truth.  I also have had the opportunity to see him at the Susan Batson Studio sharing the work with his enormous passion.  It’s sexy.” – Juliette Binoche

Carl Ford is a writer, director, producer and acting coach/teacher and CEO of Black Nexxus Inc., a bi-coastal production company and acting studio that developed and nurtured such talents as Adepero Oduye (Pariah, 12 Years of Slave) and Angelique Zambrana (Precious). Carl then went on to co-found Susan Batson Studio LLC.

Carl Ford teaches the work he helped to create with Susan Batson as covered in her book TRUTH.

“I love his spirit and passion. I believe Carl to have exceptional wisdom and insight into this craft and art.” – Elizabeth Kemp, Associate Artistic Director, The Actors Studio, New York

Carl has also had the pleasure of coaching and creative consulting with such luminaries as Brandy Norwood, Q-Tip, Pharrell, Ice-T, Sean Combs, Tatum O’Neal, Jill Scott and Anthony Minghella.

We are delighted to welcome Carl to 16th Street.