New Orleans native Stacey Muhammad is an award winning writer / director and producer of narrative, documentary, 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.
Stacey has worked extensively to document and preserve hip hop culture and address social issues through film and media. Her work includes multi media projects, music videos, arts and activism and social justice campaigns and award winning films including “I AM SEAN BELL, black boys speak, which made it’s 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.
In 2009, Stacey co-founded “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
Her 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.
Stacey's critically acclaimed web series, FOR COLORED BOYS, REDEMPTION starring Rob Morgan, Julito McCullum, Tim Reid and Jacinto Taras Riddick was recently acquired by Magic Johnson's ASPIRE TV for network distribution through the ABFF Independent screening series. In 2014, INDIEWIRE named For Colored Boys "1 of 32 web dramas upstaging TV." The award winning series, which can also be seen on IndieFlix, Itunes and Xbox this fall has received press coverage from the LA TIMES, Essence Magazine, Ebony, BET, JET Magazine, Shadow and Act, Clutch Magazine, HUFF POST LIVE and many others. FOR COLORED BOYS has screened for audiences worldwide including screenings at Viacom, NBC, The American Black Film Festival and The Pan African Film Festival. Stacey, along with Executive Producer Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is preparing for a For Colored Boys spin off series titled, "THE CREED" with new cast members Charles Dutton (Gothkia, ROC) and Adesola Osakalumi (FELA). Production begins August 2015.
Stacey's latest film, RITES, written by Cheo Tyehimba Taylor has also been acquired by ASPIRE TV through the ABFF Independent screening series starting in August 2015. Stacey is one of two directors who will have two films in the series this fall. RITES is also an official selection for the 2015 NewFilmmakers LA film festival.
Stacey has screened, participated in panel discussions and lectured in both academic and non academic settings including The University of
Houston, The University of Miami, Prairie View A&M University, Marymount Manhattan College, The University of the District of Columbia, Brooklyn College, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, the National Association of Black Journalist and Viacom to name a few. She and her work have been featured in The LA Times, Essence, Ebony, The Root, OkayPlayer, IndieWire, Shadow and Act, Colorlines, ScreenSlate and on HuffPost Live and BET Online.
"STACEY MUHAMMAD'S VOICE AS A FILMMAKER IS CLEAR, BOLD AND READY TO BE HEARD." - AVA DUVERNAY
WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / FILMMAKER