“My work is about embracing humanity. Whether I’m shooting a movie or a commercial, kids or adults, muppets or manatees, celebrities or everyday people — my job is to illuminate what’s beautiful inside of us all.”

“My work is about embracing humanity. Whether I’m shooting a movie or a commercial, kids or adults, muppets or manatees, celebrities or everyday people — my job is to illuminate what’s beautiful inside of us all.”

Mustapha Khan is an Emmy Award-winning director of original narrative, documentary, and television films. 

His diverse credits include: Rocksteady, a coming-of-age, action movie about an aspiring stock car racer; House on Fire, an award-winning documentary about AIDS in Black America; scores of national television commercials featuring celebrities and real people; dozens of commissioned films promoting justice and social change; and twenty years of uniquely funky kids films and specials for Sesame Street and other children’s television shows. Khan’s breakthrough film Reflections of a Native Son, about a troubled teen growing up in the South Bronx, is on permanent display at the American Museum of  Television and Radio.  Mustapha Khan is a graduate of Harvard University and a member of the Directors Guild of America. He is represented by the Gersh Agency.

  Rocksteady

Rocksteady

  House On Fire

House On Fire

  Under the Desert Sky

Under the Desert Sky

  Reflections of a Native Son

Reflections of a Native Son

  Kids Stuff

Kids Stuff

  Commissioned Films

Commissioned Films