WI-MOTO NYOKA is a writer and transmedia artist. She is the founder of Dusky Projects, creating and producing horror & sci-fi content for young adult and adult audiences.
Awards, honors, and official selections include: Puffin Foundation grant recipient, the Brick’s Comic Book Theater Festival selected librettist, A.R.T/New York Creative Space Grant recipient, MultiStage New Works Contest Semi-Finalist, One-Eyed Rabbit Black Screenwriters Grant Semi-finalist, Other Worlds Film Festival, Austin After Dark, and Oregon Scream Week Best Dark Sci-fi Screenplay finalist, Oregon Short Film Festival Best Horror Teleplay Award winner, Urban Action Showcase Nominee for Best Action/Adventure Script, MeccaCon International Film Festival, Official Latino Short Film Festival and more.
She is a published author, holds a BFA in Music Theater from the University of the Arts, and an MFA for Performance & Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College.
  • Writer (5 Credits)
    Outfest Application
    Other
    "Wham!"2019
    Short, Television, Web / New Media
    Middle Ground2017
    Short
    The Return2017
    Short
    The Last Days of Kartika2016
    Web / New Media
  • Acting (2 Credits)
    The Return2017
    Short
    The Last Days of Kartika2016
    Web / New Media
  • Director (1 Credit)
    Middle Ground2017
    Short
  • Music (1 Credit)
    The Last Days of Kartika2016
    Web / New Media
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    The Last Days of Kartika2016
    Web / New Media
Official Selection
Outfest Application
Georgia Shorts Film Festival
Atlanta, GA
2021
Best Horror Teleplay Award
Outfest Application
Oregon Short Film Festival
Oregon
2021
Nominated for Best Action/Adventure Screenplay
Outfest Application
Urban Action Showcase
NYC
2020
Semi-finalist
Outfest Application
One-Eyed Rabbit Black Screenwriters Grant Semi-finalist
NYC
2020
Nominated for Best Webisode, Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble Cast, Out of the World Award
"Wham!"
Official Latino Short Film Festival
N/A
2020
Crosstown Arts Residency
"Wham!"
Crosstown Arts
Memphis
2019
Semi-Finalist
The Return
Oficial Latino Short Film Festival 2018
New York
2018
Official Film Selection
The Return
MeccaCon International Film Festival 2018
Washington D.C
2018
Official Selection
Middle Ground
Motif Film Festival
Fairbanks
2018
Official Selection
Middle Ground
Art of Brooklyn Film Festival
Brooklyn
2018
Official Film Selection
Middle Ground
Long Island City Fear Film Festival
Long Island City
2017
"Out of This World" Award Nominee
Middle Ground
Official Latino Short Film Festival
New York
2017
Official Film Selection
Middle Ground
Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics & Arts International Film Festival
St. Louis, MI
2017
Official Film Selection
The Last Days of Kartika
Urban Action Showcase
NY, NY
2016
Official Selection
The Last Days of Kartika
MeccaCon International Film Festival
Detroit, MI
2016
Semi-Finalist
"Wham!"
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
Official selection
"Wham!"
Mecca Con International Film Festival
Detroit
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