Sundance Star: Malia Obama Premieres Her Film in Hollywood


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.

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.”

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.”

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.”

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.