WI-MOTO NYOKA is a writer, performer, and transmedia artist. She is the founder of Dusky Projects, creating horror/sci-fi works for young adult and adult audiences. The projects span from interdisciplinary theater to film and transmedia story worlds.
Awards and honors include: Puffin Foundation grant recipient 2012 & 2019, the Brick’s Comic Book Theater Festival 2014 selected librettist, Indie Boots Theater Festival Finalist & Audience Award Honorable Mention 2015, A.R.T/New York Creative Space Grant recipient 2016, MultiStage 2017 New Works Contest Semi-Finalist.
Official Film Selections include: Urban Action Showcase (2016), MeccaCon International Film Festival (2016-19), Official Latino Short Film Festival (2017-18), The Art of Brooklyn (2018) Motif Film Festival (2018).
Residencies include: Tanzhaus NRW Interdisciplinary Works 2011, The Playwriting Collective Writers Group 2017, Fresh Ground Pepper Playground Playgroup 2017-18 and Crosstown Arts 2019.
She holds a BFA in Music Theater from the University of the Arts and an MFA for Performance & Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College.
  • Writer (4 Credits)
    "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
  • Music (1 Credit)
    The Last Days of Kartika2016
    Web / New Media
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    The Last Days of Kartika2016
    Web / New Media
  • Director (1 Credit)
    Middle Ground2017
    Short
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
Official Selection
Middle Ground
Motif Film Festival
Fairbanks
2018
Official Selection
Middle Ground
Art of Brooklyn Film Festival
Brooklyn
2018
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 Film Selection
Middle Ground
Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics & Arts International Film Festival
St. Louis, MI
2017
"Out of This World" Award Nominee
Middle Ground
Official Latino Short Film Festival
New York
2017
Official Film Selection
Middle Ground
Long Island City Fear Film Festival
Long Island City
2017
Official Selection
The Last Days of Kartika
MeccaCon International Film Festival
Detroit, MI
2016
Official Film Selection
The Last Days of Kartika
Urban Action Showcase
NY, NY
2016
Official selection
"Wham!"
Mecca Con International Film Festival
Detroit
Semi-Finalist
"Wham!"
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
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