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DeShon Hardy Recognized for Dedication to the Field of Entertainment

Mr. Hardy serves as the co-owner of MasterView Films.

He has accrued director and production credits through such television offerings as "I Got a Story to Tell," a thriller anthology series releasing on BET on December 15, 2022.

    COLTS NECK, NJ, April 20, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- DeShon Hardy has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Drawing on more than 15 years of experience in the field of entertainment, Mr. Hardy has earned distinction as a film director and producer. In addition to serving as the co-owner of MasterView Films, he works in collaboration with former NFL star Vernon Davis as a writer, producer and director at Between the Linez Productions, having previously worked as a content coordinator at Fuse Media Inc. from 2018 until 2019.

Mr. Hardy initially launched his career in entertainment with "The Lake on Clinton Road," a horror film he wrote and directed in 2012. After garnering success through distribution via RedBox, he went on to direct "Dwellers: The Curse of Pastor Stokes" in 2019, which is currently available on most streaming platforms, including Vudu and AppleTV. Mr. Hardy continued his directorial career with "A Message from Brianna" and "Dear Best Friend," both of which released in 2021. Additionally, he has accrued director and production credits through such television offerings as "I Got a Story to Tell," a thriller anthology series releasing on BET on December 15, 2022, "Under His Influence," which will be releasing in February 2023 on BET, and "Front Office."

Prior to his current endeavors, Mr. Hardy worked as a wide receiver coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He continued his work in sports from 2006 until 2020, serving as the owner of Elite Performance Football Training and Scouting Services. In this capacity, he helped 10 student-athletes attain full scholarships to division I and II universities, four of whom eventually went on to play for prominent football leagues.

Mr. Hardy previously quarterbacked for the Scarlet Fliers at Neptune High School, where he helped lead his team to victory in the 1997 Central Jersey Group III championship. He went on to play for the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he attained a bachelor's degree in political economy in 2002. Following this accomplishment, he studied playwriting and screenwriting at the New York Film Academy from 2005 until 2006.

Among other accolades to his credit, Mr. Hardy was nominated as the best director by the American Black Film Festival for "A Message from Brianna." He is also proud to have put forth such a wide-ranging body of work in only a few short years, releasing several short films and contributing to the realm of television. Presently, he is currently working on a fourth featured film, "Under the Influence," and hopes to have attained at least 10 or 20 titles to his credit within the next five to ten years.

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