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2020 A Comedy Special

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Directed by Hisonni Mustafa
Narrative Short
USA | 20 min | 2021

In this dialogue-driven episode, an interracial lesbian couple attempts to ease the racial tension between them and their parents using the power of straight talk and a little bit of Cannabis.

It’s my responsibility as a black man to share the African American experience through my films. But it’s my honor to depict the stories of any underrepresented community on screen.

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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 the first black recipient of The Robert Rodriquez Indie Auteur of the year award.

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.

Film Information

Director: Hisonni Mustafa
Country: USA
Year: 2021
Language: English
Runtime: 20 min.
Rated: R


Writer: Hisonni Mustafa Johnson
Producer: Hisonni Mustafa Johnson, Caslin Rose, Hedy Wong, Alberto Triana, Melissa Del Rosario
Editor: Hisonni Mustafa, Alberto Triana
Cinematography: Hisonni Mustafa, Alberto Triana
Music: Martin St. Pierre

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