Huriyyah is an award-winning writer, director and producer whose projects have been invited to the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Institute, AFI Fest, Austin Film Festival, New Voices in Black Cinema, American Black Film Festival and many others. She is recipient of the 2020 Sundance Institute Producers Award for Farewell Amor, the Film Independent Amplifier Fellowship for her screenplay The Trickster, the 2021 SFFILM Rainin Grant for Screenwriting, and The Black List Feature Residency for her feature directorial debut screenplay, God Help the Gayes, currently in development.
Huriyyah's directing projects have allowed her to showcase her distinct voice, and have garnered multiple awards. Her sci-fi digital series, KELOID, has become a cult favorite - winning multiple Best Web / Digital Series at festivals including the prestigious American Black Film Festival. Her fantasy short film, OutGrown, has toured extensively both domestically and internationally, winning multiple Best Short Film and Best Cinematography Awards. Huriyyah is also currently in post-production on a magical realism short, Wonders, featuring Adriane Lenox and Leslie Uggams.
As busy as Huriyyah is as an artist, she believes strongly in community and put that belief into action by co-founding The Black TV & Film Collective, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to developing filmmakers of African descent. Huriyyah holds a BS in Computer Science from Spelman College and an MBA from NYU.
Last but not least, Huriyyah is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and does her best work as a loving wife and mother.