BIFF YEAR ’ROUND 2020-21

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Follow the purchase instructions. When your purchase is complete, you will be taken to the BIFF Year ‘Round page  (on Cinenso) where you will see a button for watching the film and a button to join the Q&A after the film is complete.

Click on the “Watch” button to watch the film. After the film is complete, click on the “Join Q&A” button to attend the Q&A, where you will be able to see the filmmakers and the moderator, and you’ll be able to use a messaging component to send questions and comments to the filmmakers.

If you have questions or concerns, send an email to service@beloitfilmfest.org, call Greg at 608-302-7554 or call Ana at (773) 818-5010

Thu Feb 27, 2020 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sat Feb 29, 2020 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande

Stories I Didn’t Know

Directed by Hisonni Mustafa
Narrative Feature
USA | 88 min | 2019

Tera Wong delivers Chinese food for her mother’s struggling restaurant located in the “Low Bottoms,” an infamous Los Angeles project.

And everyone around her, including her unpredictable brother (Saren), are financially trapped in this crime and violence-ridden neighborhood.

That is until, Tera takes a job from the local drug Kingpin, moving his “product” inside her takeout food boxes. With the cash rolling in, Tera intends to move the family restaurant to the suburbs and go clean. But after a series of tragic events, the dream that Tera built on a foundation of lies, may crumble.

Take Out Girl
Take Out Girl is meant to bridge the gap between the “Haves” and “Have-nots” by dramatizing a situation that could motivate a person with great potential to choose a life of crime. American prisons system are full of low-level drug dealers.
The general sentiment toward those prisoners is “They Broke the law and deserved the punishment they get. They’re bad people.” But is it that simple? In Take Out Girl, we depict both a family and a neighborhood in which, crime, is passed down from one generation to next via environmental influence or sheer desperation.

Take out Girl - Hisonni MustafaHisonni Mustafa
Director

Hisonni Johnson is a Writer, Director, Actor, Cinematographer and Creator. He earned a full academic scholarship to the prestigious University School of Milwaukee, a nationally renowned college preparatory high school. He further distinguished himself by receiving the Presidential Gold Seal for academics and athletics. Johnson studied acting at the University of Wisconsin in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program, but his talent and ambitions did not remain solely in front of the lens.

Hisonni studied with acclaimed Chicago photographer David VanderVeen. An impressive portfolio of commercials resulted, along with an affinity for still photography, video and film. He has worked professionally in nearly every crew position there is in both television and film. As a result, his skills as a writer, director and cinematographer have quickly earned him numerous awards and accolades. In the past year, alone, Hisonni has received nearly 100 accolades for his two original television pilots, “Fight Night Legacy” and “Olympia”, including a 2013 Streamy Award Nomination and the Grand Prize at the LAWEBFEST. His most recent pilot, “Grayson: Earth One – his own take on the origins of the DC Comic hero, Nightwing – has received great reviews from the likes of Marvels’ Stan Lee, The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline Hollywood, The Collider, IGN and countless others.

Film Information

Director: Hisonni Mustafa
Country: USA
Year: 2019
Language: English
Runtime: 88 min.
Rated:

Credits

Producer: Hedy Wong, Alberto Triana, Melissa Del Rosario, Hisonni Mustafa, J. Spencer,  Dijon Talton
Writer: Hedy Wong, Hisonni Mustafa

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