Take Out Girl

In-Person Event Date

February 27, 2021 - 7:00pm
Virtual Performance Dates: 
Saturday, February 27, 2021 to Sunday, February 28, 2021
Q and A with Filmmaker following the film session:
Hedy Wong
Alberto Triana
Dijon Talton
J. Spencer
Melissa Del Rosario
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Date Completed: 
September, 2019


Winner of Best Director (Hisonni Mustafa) - American Black Film Festival 2020 Best Performance (Hedy Wong) - Bentonville Film festival 2020 Best Cinematography (Hisonni Mustafa) - Ashland Independent Film Festival Grand Jury Award - Dances With Films 2020 Finalist (Best Screenplay) - Bluecat Competition 2018 Bentonville Film Festival 2020 • Winner Best Performance Ashland Independent Film Festival 2020 • Winner Special Jury Selection for Cinematography

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.

- This film was directed by first-generation American Hisonni Mustafa. Hisonni was born of Guyanese father and Afro Polish Mother. Hisonni is also a survivor of the route 91 Las Vegas shooting.
- This film has an Asian American female and African American writers.
- This film has an African American director, United States Marine.
- This is a zero budget movie made by a passionate group of friends/family.
- This film features a soundtrack comprised of entirely Asian American hip hop artists including hip hp sensations Raja Kumari and $tupid Young.
- This film is written and produced by Asian American women as well as Latino, White and African American content creators.
- Our principal cast is Asian American.
- 50% of our crew are Women!
- The screenplay was honored at the Bluecat Screenplay competition.


Hisonni Mustafa

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.