Monica is a former actress that has been killed off in top ranking TV series and films such as: True Justice starring "The Master of Aikido" Steven Seagal, Hardwired (straight to DVD co-starring Val Kilmer), Caesar: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, Fringe, Supernatural last but not least Smallville.
After having her daughter, Monica wanted her to be able to see their diverse family represented on the screen. It was clear that the roles of women and people of colour in film and TV lacked depth. She enrolled in Toronto Film School in the Writing for Film & TV program (straight A’s thank-you) to develop her craft and add to the changing landscape of storytelling. Her writing style can be characterized as a female Christopher Guest meets Taika Waititi.
Most recently 'Weeping Willow', written and directed by Monica, won a spot in CineFAM's Micro Cinema Challenge. It will be premiering at the 2019 Caribbean Tales Film Festival as part of CineFAM's unconventional forms of storytelling by women creators of colour.
Over the past 16 years Monica always created her own content. Monica made her writing and directorial debut when she co-produced and acted in the sold-out series of sketch comedy shows called ‘The Project Series’. She went on to write, act and produce her own award-winning comedic short films ‘God Squad’ (Best Actress Award - Vancouver Short Film Festival) and ‘The Stand Off ‘ (Top Pick - Vino’s Film Festival). She also has acting, writing, directing and producing credits for comedy web-series ‘John & Mandy’ and ‘One On One With Nadia Burkoff’. Her one-women show, 'Growing Up Moni', drew accolades from both critics and fans (Top 6 Picks of The Vancouver Fringe - Inside Vancouver). By the way, her friends and family really did love watching it 5 nights in a row.
  • Writer (5 Credits)
    Las Olas - Short Screenplay
    Short Script
    Waterfalls
    Short Script
    Las Olas2023
    Short
    I Love You2020
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
    Weeping Willow2019
    Experimental, Short
  • Director (3 Credits)
    Las Olas2023
    Short
    I Love You2020
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
    Weeping Willow2019
    Experimental, Short
  • Producer (2 Credits)
    Las Olas2023
    Short
    I Love You2020
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    Weeping Willow2019
    Experimental, Short
Official Selection
Waterfalls
Fern Film Festival
Toronto
2021
Selected
Waterfalls
Legacy Film Showcase
2020
Selected
Waterfalls
The Lift-Off Sessions
UK
2020
Finalist
Waterfalls
The International Gullah Film Festival Email | Website
Georgetown County, South Carolina
2020
Official Selection
Waterfalls
Toronto Black Film Festival
Toronto
2019
Best Micro Cinema Short
Waterfalls
CineFam Film Festival
Toronto, Ontario
2019
CineFAM MicroCinema
Weeping Willow
Caribbean Tales Film Festival
Toronto
2019
College
Toronto Film School
Writing for Film and TV
2019Present
College
School Creative - Acting Conservatory
Acting for Film and TV
20042006
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