Hisonni Mustafa is a Guyanese American filmmaker from the most segregated city in America, Milwaukee, WI. Hisonni creates films that depict the protagonist's perilous journey toward being loved, financially secure, and discovering their significance in this world. Consequently, Hisonni won Best Director at the American Black Film Festival, the HBO feature film competition at MVAAFF, and became a semi-finalist for Gemstones Rising Storyteller Search.
Since 2013 Hisonni has written, directed, shot, edited, produced, and crowdsourced a dozen award-winning projects. Hisonni's feature films and shorts earned awards from over 100 festivals, including Cinequest, Hollyshorts, and Urbanworld. Hisonni's shorts/web series have gained over six million views online and award nominations from LA Webfest, The VH1 Streamy Awards, Marseille Webfest, The IAWTV awards, and Marvel's Stan Lee. In 2020, Hisonni's independently produced film Take Out Girl has received awards from The Bentonville Film Festival, Dances With Films, Ashland Independent, Cinequest, and Indie Memphis.