Arthur Muhammad, Director and Screenwriter
Arthur Muhammad is a rare breed of filmmaker and exceptional visionary. He studied Cinema at Southern Methodist University and has been involved with video and film production professionally for 16 years. His contributions have been instrumental in the development of movies, commercials, television shows and music videos.
Muhammad's first short film C'Ya won Best Film in the Dallas Black Film Festival and the 21st Annual Scottsdale Film Festival. His first feature Solitaire, also won Best Film in the Dallas Black Film Festival, and went on to be internationally distributed by Maverick Entertainment.
Arthur Muhammad gained much experience with some independent counterparts, whom unfortunately ran into financial obstacles, and never completed their films. He has taken those opportunities to create a professional platform for his own works. He is equipped to be an asset in just about every facet of making a film- from writing, shooting, editing, directing, scoring, and producing. Through knowledge gained from past encounters, be it successful or unsuccessful, Muhammad has vowed to make sure that the completion of his own films will never be an issue.
With this dedicated energy and unwavering mentality, C'Ya was produced on 16mm film for $1,000 dollars and his first feature film Solitaire, was produced on 16mm film for $6,000 dollars. Arthur Muhammad has been honored as a writer for his screenplay, Carter High at the 2009 Cinema City International Film Festival’s Screenwriter Awards, in Los Angeles.
Carter High is the long awaited true story of the 1988 Carter High Cowboys, the most feared high school football team in Texas during this period. It is the Carter High story that inspired the blockbuster football movie Friday Night Lights and the later produced TV series. His feature film, Black Angels (originally Sweet Justice), the story of a private child support agency that believes in collecting payment by any means necessary, sold out the Studio Movie Grill theaters throughout Dallas, TX and received international video distribution through Wells Go, USA. Arthur wrapped two films in which he directed, Paradise House which was filmed in Dallas and most recently- First Impression, which was filmed in Atlanta. First Impression was selected as an Official Selection in the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) 2014 and is now managing international distribution offers.
Arthur Muhammad is a force on the move creating projects that force the audience to think, while attracting a worldwide presence to the film industry. He is the true voice and his works are the accurate vision of an independent filmmaker.