Narrative Short | Duration: 0:15:00 | Las Vegas, NV, USA
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Description: When a dedicated teacher's prized student mysteriously disappears, he is confronted with a pivotal challenge that compels him to reconcile with the boy's mother in a race against time to locate him.
Hisonni Mustafa is a Guyanese American filmmaker hailing from the city of Milwaukee, WI, which has been labeled as one of the most segregated cities in America. With a remarkable range of skills, Hisonni has made significant contributions to the world of filmmaking as a writer, director, cinematographer, editor, and producer. He has successfully crowdfunded numerous projects, resulting in the creation of a dozen award-winning films.
Hisonni's work has garnered recognition from over 200 festivals, including renowned events such as Cinequest, Hollyshorts, Frameline, and Urbanworld. His short films and web series have collectively amassed more than six million views online, capturing the attention of audiences worldwide. In acknowledgment of his talent, Hisonni's works have received award nominations from esteemed organizations like LA Webfest, The VH1 Streamy Awards, Marseille Webfest, The International Academy of Web Television Awards, and even Marvel's Stan Lee.
Among his notable achievements, Hisonni's independent film titled "Take Out Girl" can now be enjoyed on Hulu. This film has been bestowed with accolades from The Bentonville Film Festival, Dances With Films, Ashland Independent, Cinequest, and Indie Memphis. Furthermore, Hisonni's directorial skills have been recognized with the Best Director award at the American Black Film Festival and the HBO feature film competition at the Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival. He was also honored as a Gemstones Rising Storyteller Search Finalist.
Continuing to make strides in his career, Hisonni was selected as a fellow of the 2023 Commercial Directors Diversity Program. In a remarkable feat, he became the first filmmaker from Nevada to secure victory in the prestigious $175,000 Cordillera Film Festival pitch fest. Additionally, his works have been distinguished with the Best Nevada Film award at both the Nevada Women's Film Festival and Cordillera Film Festival. Hisonni's dedication to his craft has been supported by grants from esteemed institutions such as the Nevada Arts Council and The National Black Arts Forward Artist Project. Notably, he had the privilege of being the first filmmaker to participate in John Ridley's Filmmakers with No Borders Program.
Hisonni Mustafa's journey as a filmmaker is marked by his passion, talent, and commitment to telling diverse and compelling stories. With each project, he continues to leave an indelible mark on the film industry, while inspiring others with his achievements and contributions.