About Jeff Mustard
Jeff Mustard is a multi-talented, multiple award-winning writer/producer/director. For more than two decades, his extraordinarily wide range of work – in print, radio, television, has been published and produced in all media. In 2019, Mustard wrote a multiple-award-winning pilot script for a historical-fiction, limited series television show, “Boycott,” inspired by real-life events. Mustard also adapted the work as a musical stage play. He wrote and produced six songs, comprising more than an hour of Lin Manuel “Hamilton”-Esque style hip-hop tracks for the album/soundtrack – “Boycott” A NYC 1902 Hip-Hop Musical” which is available on digital musical streaming platforms.
“Enough” – The Song “Finally”
A Poem – A Prologue
by Jeff Mustard
Upon completion of writing the track, “Enough,” which is overall a statement about current society, against the backdrop of historical racism, Jeff Mustard found himself still filled with thoughts and feelings not fully expressed in the song. The poem below, composed after the writing of “Enough,” the George Floyd tribute track, is a personal poetic-style/quasi-lyrical expression of this moment, and how events of the day have not only struck him but hopefully others.
Not Pacifist, Activist
Finally, a Realist
Now, an attitude twist
Time to fight back, Resist,
Until discrimination ceases to Exist.
His death was horrific. His life destroyed.
He died in Pain. But not in Vain.
Upon the world, Now a Change.
Finally, enough is enough.
Out from under the knee.
The Time has come.
Jeff Mustard’s work has been published nationally in print, radio, television and the stage. He is the co-author/ghostwriter of a Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Book, A Message from Garcia: Yes, You Can Succeed, published by John Wiley. He was head writer of The Best of Wine and Food, a television series hosted by George Hamilton, syndicated nationally on the Food Network, and the writer/producer/ director of Deerfield Days, an award-winning documentary film.
The former President of the South Florida Screenwriters Guild, (not WGA-related), Mustard was the Creator/Executive Producer of the Make-A-Film Competition, a successful event for emerging filmmakers produced in conjunction with Independent Feature Project (IFP)/Miami and IFP/Los Angeles. Early in his career he performed as a stand-up comic, and appeared in television commercials, an HBO Comedy Special, Richard Jeni: Crazy from the Heat, and two made-for-cable movies, Miami Models, and International Tease.
Contracted by former “Miami Vice” co-star, Philip Michael Thomas, Mustard performed in two Edward Albee productions produced by Mr. Thomas at his North Miami Theater. Mustard was contracted by Alamo Rent-A-Car to write, produce and direct a stage play for the organization in Las Vegas.
Mustard’s radio production company, Hysterical Comedy Services provided comedy materials — skits, sketches, fake commercials and song parodies to three of the nation’s largest radio comedy syndicators– Premiere Radio Networks, Pro-Media and Olympia Radio Networks. His material was broadcast by hundreds of radio stations to millions of listeners across the country.
A veteran advertising, marketing, and public relations professional, he has also served in the capacity of Spokesperson Communications Director for businessmen in the private sector, as well as in government, including the gubernatorial and White House level, and a member of the United Nations.
Other Jeff Mustard Projects
Musical Stage Play
“A NYC 1902 Hip Hop Musical”
Jeff Mustard in the News