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New Orleans native Stacey Muhammad is an award winning writer, director and producer of documentary, narrative, broadcast and digital content as well as a social activist and cultural critic who has lectured on a broad range of topics including hip hop, pop culture, media, film, social justice issues, and most notably, the history of Black women filmmakers in cinema. She most recently served as Director/ Co - Executive Producer of the Flavor Unit produced Docu Series/Reality Show “From The Bottom Up” for BET / CENTRIC, executive produced by Queen Latifah for BET/ Centric. Her latest independent project, an eight episode digital series titled Finding Forever slated for release Summer 2016, is executive produced by Karyn White and Marc Lamont Hill. She also recently directed Tika Sumpter’s latest 8 episode news program, “Now You Know.” Stacey's critically acclaimed web series, FOR COLORED BOYS, REDEMPTION, executive produced by Marc Lamont Hill, starring Rob Morgan, Julito McCullum, Tim Reid and Jacinto Taras Riddick was recently selected by ABFF Independent for broadcast on Magic Johnson's ASPIRE TV. In 2014, INDIEWIRE named For Colored Boys "1 of 32 web dramas upstaging television dramas. "The award winning series has received press coverage from the LA TIMES, Essence Magazine, Ebony, BET, JET Magazine, Shadow and Act, Clutch Magazine, HUFFPOST LIVE and many others. FOR COLORED BOYS has screened for audiences worldwide including screenings at Viacom, The American Black Film Festival, The Pan African Film Festival and NBC headquarters in NYC where it was selected for a special screening highlighting excellence in digital content. A spin off of her award winning web series, For Colored Boys, REDEMPTION has been acquired and is now in development.
Stacey's latest film, RITES, a collaboration with Game Changes writer, executive producer Cheo Tyehimba Taylor was also selected by ABFF Independent for broadcast on Magic Johnson's ASPIRE TV. Stacey was one of two directors with more than one film selected by ABFF Independent for broadcast on ASPIRE TV. RITES also screened at the 2015 NewFilmmakers LA film festival and was profiled by MovieMaker Magazine. RITES was listed in the list of best films for 2015 by the Atlanta Shorts film festival and continues to screen at festivals nationwide.
An accomplished news producer, Stacey also worked on the award winning “What’s At Stake” news program for BET producing segments on Ferguson, MO, violence and youth issues. Stacey’s work includes multi media projects, music videos, arts and activism and social justice campaigns and award winning films and television projects including the “I AM SEAN BELL, black boys speak documentary which made its film festival premiere at the PATOIS, New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival. An official selection to the Media That Matters Film Festival, where it was awarded the “Speaking Out Award”, the film received international acclaim and toured with the HBO/Media that Matters Film Festival screening for audiences worldwide. Her follow up documentary film, “Out of Our Right Minds, Trauma, Depression and the Black Woman” was released in March 2010 to rave reviews and also premiered at the PATOIS New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival and screened for audiences worldwide. Stacey is co-founder of “Intelligent Seedz”, an organization committed to equipping youth with the necessary tools to tell their stories through documentary film with Artist/Activist, Wise Intelligent. The youth media group won awards from the Environmental Protection Agency for their groundbreaking work addressing social issues impacting the lives of young people.