Huriyyah is an award-winning writer, director, and producer whose projects have been invited to the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Institute, AFI Film Fest, Austin Film Festival, New Voices in Black Cinema, IFP Film Week and many others. She is both a Sundance Institute and Film Independent Creative Producing Fellow and a recipient of the 2020 Sundance Creative Producing Award for Farewell Amor. Award-winning and critically acclaimed, Farewell Amor premiered in competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, garnered 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, and was bought for distribution by IFC Films, Netflix and MUBI. Huriyyah is also a 2021 recipient of the FI + Netflix Amplifier Fellowship.
Huriyyah's directing credits include the cult-favorite sci-fi series, Keloid, which screened extensively throughout the U.S. and won Best Web Series at multiple film festivals including the American Black Film Festival. Her award-winning children's short, OutGrown, continues to screen at festivals and has won awards including Best Short Film.
As busy as Huriyyah is as a creative, she is also a co-founder of the Black TV & Film Collective, a 1400 member non-profit dedicated to developing and supporting the work of Black and African descent artists within television and film. Huriyyah holds a BS in Computer Science from Spelman College and an MBA from NYU.
Last but not least, she is the proud mama of an amazing seven-month-old.