BILAL WORLD ENTERTAINMENT is a New York City-based, independent film production company. We create films that immerse our viewers into the story through dynamic camera movement, thought provoking content, and breathtaking actor performances.
Muhammad Bilal is an African American filmmaker and actor from the South Side of Chicago. He began studying both acting and filmmaking as a child. He first studied acting at the Piven Theatre Workshop with the late Byrne Piven. He was then accepted into the highly selective drama program at Lincoln Park High School, where he wrote, directed, produced and starred in numerous full-length plays. Simultaneously, he studied filmmaking at Chicago Filmmakers.
While furthering his film studies at Chicago Filmmakers, Muhammad was awarded a full scholarship to The Theatre School at DePaul University, where he continued to study acting. In 2003, after completing a master’s degree in education, Muhammad relocated to New York City.
While working as a public school teacher, he continued to study filmmaking at The New York Film Academy and New York University. He, too, continued to study acting at the Anthony Abeson Studio. In 2018, after earning a second master’s degree in education and serving as a high school teacher and administrator for more than 15 years, he left the field of education to pursue filmmaking on a full-time basis. Muhammad earned a Master of Fine Arts in film production at The City College of New York in 2020.
He is the founder and creative director of his own independent film production company, Bilal World Entertainment. He is currently in post-production with his second short film, SAPO. Muhammad is scheduled to start production on another short film this year. He plans to begin production on his first feature film in 2022. He is also an active member of One on One NYC.
  • Producer (4 Credits)
    SAPO2021
    Short
    THE BLUE CAVE 2021
    Short
    The Blue Cave 2021
    Short, Student
    The BLUE CAVE 2021
    Short
  • Writer (4 Credits)
    SAPO2021
    Short
    THE BLUE CAVE 2021
    Short
    The Blue Cave 2021
    Short, Student
    The BLUE CAVE 2021
    Short
  • Director (4 Credits)
    SAPO2021
    Short
    THE BLUE CAVE 2021
    Short
    The Blue Cave 2021
    Short, Student
    The BLUE CAVE 2021
    Short
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    SAPO2021
    Short
Best Short Film
The Blue Cave
New Jersey Film Awards
Trenton
2021
Best Short Film
THE BLUE CAVE
New Jersey Film Awards
New Jersey Film Awards
2021
Best Cinematography
The Blue Cave
Cityvisions Film & Video Showcase
New York, NY
2020
Best Cinematography
THE BLUE CAVE
Cityvisions Film & Video Showcase (presented as work in progress)
New York
2020
College
The City College of New York
Filmmaking (Master of Fine Arts)
20182020
College
Touro College
School Administration & Supervision (Master of Science)
20042006
College
DePaul University
Secondary Teaching & Learning (Master of Education)
20012003
College
DePaul University
Sociology & Political Science (Bachelor of Arts)
19982001
High School
Lincoln Park High School
Drama (Diploma)
19941998
Birth Date
February 20, 1980
Birth City
Chicago
Current City
New York City
Hometown
Chicago
Height
5'10"
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
African American
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Pisces
Married To
Sadiya Bilal
Children
3
Has been a huge fan of opera, the ballet and classical music since the age of 5.
Has studied African dance since the age of 7.
Has studied theatre and acting since the age of 9.
“IF IT CAN BE WRITTEN OR THOUGHT, IT CAN BE FILMED.”
- Stanley Kubrick
“I WOULD TRAVEL DOWN TO HELL AND WRESTLE A FILM AWAY FROM THE DEVIL IF IT WAS NECESSARY.”
- Werner Herzog
“FILMMAKING CAN GIVE YOU EVERYTHING, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, IT CAN TAKE EVERYTHING FROM YOU.”
- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
“EVERY TIME I GO TO A MOVIE, IT’S MAGIC, NO MATTER WHAT THE MOVIE’S ABOUT.”
- Steven Spielberg
BILAL WORLD ENTERTAINMENT is a New York City-based, independent film production company. We create films that immerse our viewers into the story through dynamic camera movement, thought provoking content, and breathtaking actor performances.