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.