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Munirah Jones

Filmmaker
Self-Employed

Munirah Safiyah Jones is a writer, producer and filmmaker born and raised in Memphis, TN. One of 10 children born to a factory worker father and an award-winning stage actress mother, Munirah has always had a talent for comedic writing and crafting compelling and relatable stories. She began exploring filmmaking as a teen, helming everything from short films to music videos, and went on to work in television news while attending the University of Memphis, where she earned her Bachelors in Communications with a concentration in Film and Video. She developed an explosive online presence with her animated viral video, “Dating in 2018 – How Men Communicate,” which she wrote, animated, and voiced. It landed her in the writers room in Wild ‘N Out and lead to creating OWN's first Image Award nominated short form animated series “Sincerely, Camille” (2020) and currently developing OWN’s first animated series “The Mound”.

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