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Hisonni Mustafa is a Guyanese American filmmaker from the most segregated city in America, Milwaukee, WI, who has written, directed, shot, edited, produced, and crowd-funded a dozen award-winning projects. Hisonni's feature films and shorts earned awards from over 200 festivals, including Cinequest, Hollyshorts, Frameline, 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 International Academy of Web Television awards, and Marvel's Stan Lee.
Hisonni's independent film Take Out Girl (now on Hulu) has received awards from The Bentonville Film Festival, Dances With Films, Ashland Independent, Cinequest, and Indie Memphis. Hisonni won Best Director at the American Black Film Festival, the HBO feature film competition at Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival, and a 2023 Commercial Directors Diversity Program fellow and Gemstones Rising Storyteller Search Finalist. Most recently, Hisonni became the first Nevada filmmaker to win the $175,000 Cordillera Film Festival pitch fest, won best Nevada film at Nevada Women's Film Festival and Cordillera Film Festival, and received grants from the Nevada Arts Council and The National Black Arts Forward Artist Project and was the first filmmaker to participate in John Ridley's Filmmakers with No Borders Program.
  • Writer (11 Credits)
    Hit Back
    Student, Television Script
    Norwich
    Student, Television Script
    Oasis
    Student, Television Script
    Power
    Student, Screenplay, Short Script, Television Script
    The Beautiful Brain of Billy Bendecido
    Student, Screenplay
    Silenced2024
    Short, Student
    Five Miles Away2023
    Television, Web / New Media
    Triggered2023
    Short
    Hermanita2022
    Short
    Blunt2021
    Short
    Take Out Girl 2019
    Feature
  • Director (6 Credits)
    Hit Back
    Student, Television Script
    Bang Bang2024
    Other
    Five Miles Away2023
    Television, Web / New Media
    Triggered2023
    Short
    Hermanita2022
    Short
    Take Out Girl 2019
    Feature
  • Producer (5 Credits)
    Five Miles Away2023
    Television, Web / New Media
    Triggered2023
    Short
    Hermanita2022
    Short
    Blunt2021
    Short
    Take Out Girl 2019
    Feature
College
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
BFA Acting
20032006
College
College of Southern Nevada
Film
2023Present
High School
University School of Milwaukee
Film
19972001
Birth City
Milwaukee, WI
Current City
Las Vegas
Hometown
Milwaukee, WI
Height
6'
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Guyanese
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Sagittarius
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