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Andre Muir

Writer and director Andre Muir is the son of Jamaican immigrants, born in Chicago, and now living in Brooklyn, NY.  Andre Muir creates spiritual stories that explore the importance of language as it pertains to culture, and its use for communication (or lack thereof) throughout his work. He often relies on a naturalistic, absurdist approach to speak to deeper truths, utilizing drawn-out moments and uninterrupted shots to bring tension to his scenes.

His award-winning debut short film “4 Corners” is a deeply personal film that examines gun violence in his hometown.  “4 Corners” won the Audience Award at the Chicago International Film Festival and the Best Short Film at the DC International Film Festival, while also winning the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at the MIFF, among others. “4 Corners” made its online premiere on Directors Library.  Andre’s sophomore short “Patois”, a film about the Afro-Diaspora immigrant experience and the myth of black girlhood, won the Best Short at the Chicago Film Festival, and notably screened at the Pan African Film Festival, among others.

Most recently, Andre Muir was selected as a recipient of the Sundance Institute’s inaugural Uprise Grant Fund for his screenplay The Predicament, a satire of America’s prison-industrial-complex.  He has won and been nominated for numerous awards including AICP Awards, 1.4 Awards, Booooooom TV’s Best Short of the Year, to name a few.  Andre was part of the SHOOT New Directors Showcase and shots Black Directors Showcase.