“Stacey’s voice as a filmmaker is clear, bold and ready to be heard.” - Ava Duvernay
Stacey Muhammad was one of thirteen directors chosen by the Directors Guild of America and the Association of Independent Commercial Producers for the inaugural Commercial Director’s Diversity Program. Her digital series “For Colored Boys, Redemption,” was named one of the top digital series by IndieWire, and as a writer, director and producer, she continues to receive rave reviews for her cinematic approach and distinctive style to storytelling and for creating emotionally charged, character-driven stories.
Stacey’s recent work includes directing episode 411 of Ava Duvernay’s Queen Sugar series for OWN, serving as director and co-executive producer on multiple docu-series projects including “From The Bottom Up,” directing the “Being Mary Jane: After Shows” and directing the award winning short film "The Creed" starting Yolonda Ross (The Chi).
Stacey is currently in development with her first feature film titled, “The Return”. A New Orleans native, she is also in production on her latest feature documentary project titled “Second Line.”
“What a gem of a director has been found in the discovery of Stacey Muhammad. Her series, For Colored Boys, is a marvel of cinematic craft and superb storytelling. The series reminds you of the high quality shows The Corner and The Wire. Stacey is that good of a director.” - Charles S. Dutton.
Stacey has shadowed industry veteran Bethany Rooney on The Originals, Ray McKinnon on Rectify and Neema Barnette on Being Mary Jane.
She’s also lectured at universities nationwide 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.
Her work has been featured in The LA Times, Essence, Ebony, The Root, OkayPlayer, IndieWire, Shadow and Act, Colorlines, Screen Slate, Moviemaker Magazine and on HuffPost Live and BET Online.
Stacey's also an arts educator who teaches documentary filmmaking to underserved youth