Malia Obama, the daughter of the former President Barack Obama, is reportedly trying to make it in Hollywood, as she resurfaced at the Sundance Film Festival this week to screen her short film The Heart.
Malia’s New Movie
The Hollywood Reporter stated that Malia, 25, wrote and directed the project under the name “Malia Ann,” and the short is about a grieving son grappling with an unusual request his mother left for him in her will.
“The film is about lost objects and lonely people and forgiveness and regret, but I also think it works hard to uncover where tenderness and closeness can exist in these things,” Malia said in a video promoting the film.
“The folks who came together to make this film have my heart, pun intended. And I’m incredibly grateful to them for giving this story life. And we are grateful to Sundance for giving us the opportunity to share it with you all,” she added. “We hope that you enjoy the film and that it makes you feel a bit less lonely or at least reminds you not to forget about the people who are.”
Check out her full comments in the video below.
Malia’s Red Carpet Debut
People Magazine reported that Malia appeared at the red carpet for the film festival, which is held at the Prospector Square Theater in Park City, Utah. There, she was seen wearing a gray maxi coat, white button-down shirt and black jeans along with a gray scarf and brown boots.
Malia has long been trying to make it in Hollywood, and she previously worked as a writer on the Prime Video thriller series “Swarm.”
“Some of her pitches were wild as hell, and they were just so good and so funny,” the program’s show runner Janine Nabers told Entertainment Tonight of Malia last year. “She’s an incredible writer. She brought a lot to the table… She’s really, really dedicated to her craft.”
Malia was hired for “Swarm” by Donald Glover, who both starred in and produced it.
“I feel like she’s just somebody who’s gonna have really good things coming soon,” he told Vanity Fair of Malia in 2022. “Her writing style is great.”
Malia’s History With Harvey Weinstein
It should be noted that during her time attending Harvard University, Malia worked as an intern for the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein before his sexual assault scandal broke. TMZ reported at the time that Malia was “ensconced in the production/development department,” tasked with “reading through scripts and deciding which ones move on to Weinstein brass.”
Time Magazine reported that Weinstein contributed more than $70,000 to Barack Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012, according to FEC documents. He’d also donated $3,000 to former President Bill Clinton’s reelection campaign in 2000 and more than $26,000 to campaigns or political action committees backing 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton since 2000, according to Business Insider.
Weinstein was later convicted of raping multiple women and is currently serving a 23 year prison sentence. Malia has never spoken out publicly about her time working for him.
Given how much the liberal world of Hollywood has been fawning over the entire Obama family for years, it should come as no surprise that Malia is already being given the opportunity to direct her own movies. What do you think about this? Let us know in the comments section.
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