A Tribute to my Client and Friend Taheim Bryan

Nuala Quinn-Barton


18 hours ago·2 min read


Joseph “Taheim” Bryan, Writer and Producer of Ice-T Film ‘Equal Standard,’ Fatally Shot in New York 

Joseph “Taheim” Bryan, a writer and producer on the Ice-T film Equal Standard, was fatally shot on Thursday night in New York City. 

The New York Police Department confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that a unit had responded at approximately 11:18 p.m. to a 911 call outside an apartment complex on Jackson Avenue in Long Island City.

Bryan, 50, was identified with multiple gunshot wounds to the arm and torso. He was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Ice-T tweeted on Friday: “MFs Killed my friend last night. I’m not in a good place behind this. Taheim was a GOOD dude making Positive moves. He wrote & we made the film EqualStandard together. He leaves a Wife & Daughter. Dirty MFs followed him home and Murdered him.”

Equal Standard is a 2020 action crime film released in May and directed by Brendan Kyle Cochrane. Bryan’s additional producing credits include the 2014 thriller The Businessman.
View Ice-T’s full tweet below.

MFs Killed my friend last night.I’m not in a good place behind this.Taheim was a GOOD dude making Positive moves.He wrote & we made the film EqualStandard together.He leaves a Wife&Daughter.Dirty MFs followed him home and Murdered him.Pic @iamtaheim1st @mobbdeephavoc @tobiastruv pic.twitter.com/eo6vcMc1zn
– ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) August 20, 2021

Sending heartfelt condolences to Ice-T and all the friends and Family of my client and friend Taheim Bryan. Particularily his wife and little daughter in New York. I had managed Taheim for the past few years and worked with him on the promotion for his Film Equal Standard, he was a good talented man and it is unbelievable and ironic that he was shot down like this. He will be sorely missed.

Nuala Quinn-Barton


Originally published at https://www.hollywoodreporter.com on August 21, 2021.