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 short film 4 Corners is a 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. His 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.

Andre Muir has won and been nominated for numerous awards including Webby Award, Ad Age, Cannes Lions, AICP Awards, 1.4 Awards, and Booooooom TV’s Best Short of the Year, to name a few. Andre was also part of the SHOOT New Directors Showcase and shots Black Directors Showcase. Most recently, Andre 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 was also selected as one of the Sundance Institute’s annual Screenwriters Intensive fellows.