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Regardless of genre, I direct films and television to vividly depict a character's difficult journey toward being loved, finding
stability, and discovering their significance.
Moreover, it's through this character's choices, sacrifices, and compromised ethics that I deliver a thought-provoking
social commentary on how alike we all are.
WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, CINEMATOGRAPHER & EDITOR
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 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 has been selected as a featured filmmaker in Oscar Winner John Ridley’s, Filmmakers With
No Boundaries showcase, won Best Director at the American Black Film Festival, the HBO feature film competition at MVAAFF,
and became a semi-finalist for Gemstones Rising Storyteller Search.
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.
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FRI. APRIL 24
9:00 PM BLOCK
TAKE OUT GIRL
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
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.