Joyfully optimistic cynic, with a female gaze on optimizing life.
Monique Sorgen is an award-winning writer-director, who is currently in the Sony Television Directors Program. Her dark comedy short, Sorry, Not Sorry starring Wallace Langham (CSI), Jessica Oyelowo (A United Kingdom), and M. Emmet Walsh (Blade Runner) was picked up by the prestigious Omeleto.com, where it amassed more than 100,000 views and 4000 likes in its first month. Her newest short film, Rock A Bye Baby, an action-comedy, starring Mo McRae (Den of Thieves), Scott Krinsky (Chuck), and a baby, is about to start its festival tour. Before that, she directed three branded reality series in the Philippines for Fashion One TV, and made music videos that were picked up by the Disney Channel and the Jonas Brothers. Her first short film, Pants on Fire, starring Cress Williams (Black Lightning) and Ronny Cox (Deliverance) garnered international distribution and played on television and airlines around the world, including on the prestigious ARTE Network in Europe.
As a writer, she has developed screenplays with Imagine Entertainment, DiNovi Pictures, Jay Stern (Horrible Bosses), Chris Moore (Good Will Hunting), USA/UCP, Morgan Freeman’s Revelations, David Oyelowo’s Yoruba Saxon, and scripted several independent films, one of which took place in China. In TV, she’s written for “Blind Date,” Comedy Central, VH1, and worked in a think tank for ABC. She has also written for Sony Brazil’s hit rom-com, “(Des)Encontros,” and developed a sitcom set in Mumbai. Currently she is making a sitcom starring sock puppets, based on her unconventional family dynamics. She volunteers as a political writer with “The Writer’s Brigade” and as a host for the WGAw podcast “3rd & Fairfax.”
  • Writer (6 Credits)
    Rock A Bye Baby
    Short
    Sorry, Not Sorry (script)
    Short Script
    The Latchkeys
    Television Script
    Mrs. X2021
    Short
    Bad BFF2018
    Short, Web / New Media
    Sorry, Not Sorry2018
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Producer (4 Credits)
    Rock A Bye Baby
    Short
    Mrs. X2021
    Short
    Bad BFF2018
    Short, Web / New Media
    Sorry, Not Sorry2018
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Director (4 Credits)
    Rock A Bye Baby
    Short
    Mrs. X2021
    Short
    Bad BFF2018
    Short, Web / New Media
    Sorry, Not Sorry2018
    Short, Web / New Media
College
UCLA
Theater, Film & TV
High School
Berkeley High School
Gender
Female
Grew up in a hippie house in the Castro district of San Francisco, during the rise of Harvey Milk.
French-American nationality, citizenship, and upbringing.
"Maybe if I close my eyes he won't see me." -- Care Bears Movie
Joyfully optimistic cynic, with a female gaze on optimizing life.