Hey, I'm Monica!

Lakeland, Florida

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Hawks Ridge

Richmond Feature
Drama, Thriller

A grieving ex-pastor finds himself responsible for saving the life of the man that killed his wife.

82%

This project got the green light!

The Great Divide

Denver Feature
Thriller, Western

In 1879 Colorado, a destitute ranch heiress must seek restitution by joining forces with the dangerous outlaws who murdered her father.

91%

This project got the green light!

The Last Day of School

Minneapolis Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Two boys and two futures, hanging in the balance between an act of kindness and a mother's misguided love.

80%

This project got the green light!

Altars: A Cross-Cultural Day of the Dead

Washington Feature
Documentary

A groundbreaking documentary film about creating a cross-cultural Day of the Dead celebration for African Americans

85%

This project got the green light!

Trade

Los Angeles Short
Thriller

What happens when a married father of two shares a cell with a psychopath who only goes after "Trade," and won't take no for an answer.

81%

This project got the green light!

Search History

Los Angeles Short
Comedy

In the search of her Korean family’s history, Grace sends her grandma’s DNA to 23+Me and unravels a huge family secret...a Japanese uncle!

104%

This project got the green light!

Frankenstealth

Union Short
Animation, Family

The coolest daddy-daughter relationship is put to the test when an urgent project spirals out of control.

100%

This project got the green light!

Proud

San Jose Short
Drama, Shorts Program

An Asian American learns to become proud of her Korean heritage while trying to discover her identity as an American.

128%

This project got the green light!

Mathilde Who Is Obsessed With Christmas

Los Angeles Short
Comedy

With nowhere to go on Christmas eve, Mathilde brings her Christmas cheer/obsession to a porn set.

87%

This project got the green light!

The Bachelorette Party

Orcas Feature
Comedy, Horror

Six girlfriends go to a remote island for a bachelorette party, where they go from fighting off bad hangovers to fighting for their lives.

127%

This project got the green light!

Birthright?!

Miami Feature
Documentary

A journey into the tropically surreal identities of Miami's favorite hyphenated American musical duo, Afrobeta.

100%

This project got the green light!

Parkway of Broken Dreams

Las Vegas Feature
Documentary

In the 1990s, Las Vegas counterculture boomed along one road: Maryland Parkway. But by the end of the decade, the whole scene vanished.

90%

This project got the green light!

Kings of Lincoln County: The Brookstock Movie

Brookhaven Feature
Biography, Music

The amazing untold story of Mississippi musicians that spans fifty years

146%

This project got the green light!

Beyond the Shadows

Sedro-Woolley Feature
Horror, Comedy

A ghost hunter with his band of misfits explore the paranormal activity of massacred Native American spirits at the Chetco River Lodge.

83%

This project got the green light!

American Totem

Chico Feature
Documentary

The modern gun debate is a distraction from the issues that need to be addressed. American Totem refocuses the national conversation.

100%

This project got the green light!

Hudson

Syracuse Feature
Comedy, Drama

Hudson is a dramedy about two distant cousins that take a trip in an old Volvo to scatter one of their late mother's ashes.

100%

This project got the green light!

Oniphron

Portland Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A tale about a homeless immortal woman taken in by a Portlander.

85%

This project got the green light!

BABYDOLL

Austin Feature
Comedy, Drama

A failed musician and a stubborn teenager make a pact to drive across Texas to retrieve his stolen guitar and meet her long lost father.

104%

This project got the green light!

Good Men

New Brunswick Feature
Drama, Thriller

A college freshman questions his commitment to the fraternity he’s pledging when he discovers that a brother raped his best friend.

92%

This project got the green light!

I Don't Live Today

New York Feature
Drama, Experimental

On his last night in NYC, a struggling Black painter wanders the streets cutting off all ties he has to the morally hypocritical art world.

81%

This project got the green light!

Jacob's Brother

Lake Charles Feature
Comedy, Drama

A comedian with bipolar disorder must learn to balance his ambitions with managing his condition or risk losing his family, career, & sanity

104%

This project got the green light!

Between the Moon and You

Los Angeles Feature
Comedy, Drama

A young couple's sweet romance spirals into chaos as the two fall out of love and struggle to keep a grip on reality.

82%

This project got the green light!

White Crow

Los Angeles Feature
Mystery, Thriller

A sickly young woman's life unravels when she receives a heart transplant and begins to take on her donor's personality traits.

89%

This project got the green light!

Disfluency

Commerce Charter Township Feature
Drama, Comedy

Jane spends the summer after college at her family's lake house where she continues to cope with PTSD after date rape.

124%

This project got the green light!

Endless Light

Fairbanks Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

Returning home, a bipolar woman attempts to decipher her brother's suicide through occult intervention with Alaska's wilderness.

101%

This project got the green light!

Broker 2

Feature
Comedy, Thriller

A small-town serial killer moves from his usual hunting grounds to the Big Apple, where he finds it hard to adjust to city living.

84%

This project got the green light!

Sister/Brother

Portland Feature
Comedy, Drama

Nora, a broke actress, and her younger brother Scotty drive from Portland to Seattle so she can attend a dinner hosted by her wealthy ex.

100%

This project got the green light!

RUNAROUND SUE

Natchitoches Feature
Drama, Music

RUNAROUND SUE is a small-town Southern bartender known for breaking hearts... until THE WANDERER comes to town.

103%

This project got the green light!

Thunderbolt In Mine Eye

Portland Feature
Drama, Teen

Two young neighbors embark on a first love relationship in which they struggle to remain kids amid the complexities of modern adolescence.

101%

This project got the green light!

Itchy Fingers

Chicago Feature
Satire

An aspiring teenage comedian joins a community theatre and is cast to play a school shooter.

123%

This project got the green light!

Tribu in the Mix

Orange Short
Drama, Music

In 90s Bay Area, a Filipino immigrant’s frustration with western culture threatens his relationship with his brother, an aspiring DJ.

86%

This project got the green light!

Feeling Through

New York Short
Drama

The unlikely connection between a teen without a home and a deafblind man.

83%

This project got the green light!

Dom

New York Short
Drama

Two old friends reunite on the hottest day of summer.

101%

This project got the green light!

Diving

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

After sparks fly on a first date, Molly is faced with life's impermanence when her date dies in a car accident on his way home.

81%

This project got the green light!

Before I Go

Seattle Short
Drama, Family

In "Before I Go," a father-daughter duo bake cupcakes and learn to navigate the rippling effects of mental illness.

108%

This project got the green light!

Finding The Asshole

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Horror

Finding The Asshole is like Where's Waldo but you're searching for Waldo in a world of Waldo's.

91%

This project got the green light!

Ellipsis

New Orleans Short
Comedy, Drama

Each consumed with indecision, two women help each other find some sort of clarity in a brief chance meeting.

113%

This project got the green light!

Brown With Blue

Atlanta Short
Drama, Romance

A handyman & his girlfriend struggle with substance abuse to cope with their problems.

102%

This project got the green light!

Big Girl

New York Series
Comedy

A plus-size woman in NYC navigates our size-obsessed culture with cynical humor and unapologetic self-love.

81%

This project got the green light!

The Sympathy Card

Boston Feature
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

When Emma’s cancer takes a turn, she presents her wife Josie a deathbed order: find someone new while Emma is still around to help.

85%

This project got the green light!

The Right Swipe

Chicago Series
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

When two best friends start a business fixing men's dating app profiles, how much will they f**k up their own love lives in the process?

100%

This project got the green light!

Passion & Progress

Lakeland Series
Documentary

When people of color set out an ambitious goal to reach their highest potential, only to be faced with societal barriers.

110%

This project got the green light!

YOGICK - TOTAL ECLIPSE

Atlanta Series
Documentary, Nature

YOGICK Presents TOTAL ECLIPSE - Visionaries & Egyptian Yoga Instructors venture to the Mountain Top in a quest to Create Anu Reality

100%

This project got the green light!

Conversations Centered Around Black Bodies

Chicago Series
Drama

An honest exploration of intersectionality and race relations in America.

101%

This project got the green light!

Established

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Drama

After losing their car and savings, two lovers fight to build a life in LA while enduring the changes of an unstable industry.

87%

This project got the green light!

Street Cred Season 1: When It All Changed

Detroit Series
Sci-Fi, Teen

We're building inclusive leadership of the future by co-creating technology of the future, today!

101%

This project got the green light!

H-TOWN Series Season 1 "SHE GOT IT"

Houston Series
Romance, Drama

We follow the life of Falen, 19, high school graduate & homeless; she realizes that the family she chooses will be her only means for surviv

102%

This project got the green light!

Uneasy The Show

Oakland Series
Comedy, Drama

Two brown girls take on student loans, MFA drama, & techie jargon in Oakland: home of the Black Panthers & now, $3000 one bedroom apartments

103%

This project got the green light!

The Vth Column

Los Angeles Series
Horror, Sci-Fi

Horror/Scifi series. Episode 1. A couple flees from a stranger, who refused to let them out of his car, after hitching a ride.

102%

This project got the green light!

ROSEBUD

New Orleans Series
Drama, Comedy

A special bond between women of color living in the Big Easy, as they navigate through life's challenges while in pursuit of their dreams.

81%

This project got the green light!

Curls For Humanity

Chicago Series
Comedy, Other

After living a carefree lavish existence in Los Angeles, biracial sisters are forced to migrate to Chicago where they explore their racial i

96%

This project got the green light!

Viktory

Chicago Series
Drama, Family

An orphaned girl struggles to find answers to the old adage, “what’s in a name”- is she one mother’s Viktory or another’s Victoria?

103%

This project got the green light!

STiGMA

Atlanta Series
Drama

As Senator Ingram stares down an easy reelection, things become unstable when he is diagnosed with a mental illness.

113%

This project got the green light!

Greenwood Avenue: A Virtual Reality Experience

Los Angeles Series
Drama, History

Greenwood Avenue is a groundbreaking, emotional exploration into the lives of the African-Americans living in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921,during

116%

This project got the green light!

The-Caroline-Peatree-Gibbs-Series

Greenville Series
Drama, Romance

Caroline, a strong-willed, selfish, Black femalepreneur, wants it all in business, love and life.

112%

This project got the green light!

The Royal Court

Atlanta Series
Drama, Family

A sensitive African-American girl struggles with remaining on the royal court at her college after an undeserving senior is crowned queen.

105%

This project got the green light!

Bleeding Backwards

Chicago Series
Other

A series of short films that use movement and dance to examine the effects of the US prison system on individuals and their communities.

127%

This project got the green light!

Sex Is a God Thing

Chicago Series
Drama, LGBTQ

After their father's death, two queer women of color connect as long lost sisters, and together struggle with their identity & spirituality.

100%

This project got the green light!

PUSHERS

Arlington Series
Comedy

Two drug reps appear to have it together--but don't. Sex, race, religion--anything's on the table--so long as it's inappropriate.

107%

This project got the green light!

Blossom

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary

Transgender entertainer/activist Blossom C. Brown finds answers to her troubled past while aspiring a career in the entertainment industry.

80%

This project got the green light!

Pink

Los Angeles Series
Drama

As narcotics hit Washington DC hard in 1987, four young girls are forced to provide and protect as their parents lose to the drug game.

125%

This project got the green light!

Saving Face

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Drama

An Asian British, no-list, makeup artist in LA, struggles to navigate bizarre and unexpected turns in her life, while trying to save face.

87%

This project got the green light!

Season of the Witches

Luquillo Feature
Crime, Thriller

Three Americans "doing good" in post-hurricane Puerto Rico must decide what to do after killing a local playboy in a botched revenge scheme.

82%

This project got the green light!

Rent Controlled

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

The three Torres siblings are priced out of their hometown until an opportunity to achieve the unthinkable - rent control - presents itself.

103%

This project got the green light!

Vice Versa — A sci-fi bodyswap comedy

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Sci-Fi

A body swap comedy for the #metoo generation.

82%

This project got the green light!

Blind Date

Los Angeles Short
Romantic Comedy, Action

Gloria's blind date with Nick takes an unexpected turn when he begins to suspect that their lives could be in danger.

102%

This project got the green light!

The Book Club

Los Angeles Short
Comedy

Carol starts a book club to meet her new neighbors. Only one arrives and boy, he's a doozy!

100%

This project got the green light!

Harper

Farmington Hills Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

A stranded time traveller struggles to find the courage to move forward in her journey without causing collateral damage.

90%

This project got the green light!

MISGUIDED - The Series

Los Angeles Series
Drama, LGBTQ

All Paul wanted to be was an actor on Guiding Light, but when the 72-year-old soap opera was canceled, his life got a little misguided.

101%

This project got the green light!

Playing with Fire

Dover Short
Drama

After a barn fire kills their parents, siblings Henry and Hattie’s bond is tested by Hattie's fiancé, as they war over control of the farm.

117%

This project got the green light!

Wolf

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

A girl who lost the love of her life to schizophrenia goes on a journey to win him back in this haunting, funny, sensual tale

107%

This project got the green light!

PURE

Los Angeles Series
Adventure, Sci-Fi

A warrior and her unlikely ally journey to the Annex, escape the Dissension and face sacrifice in a genetically divided future.

101%

This project got the green light!

Ethically Ambiguous?

Los Angeles Short
Comedy

As he goes on auditions, a multi-racial actor navigates the complexities of 'looking' the part.

82%

This project got the green light!

A Dog's Story

Los Angeles Short
Comedy

It's hard to be a dog these days.

169%

This project got the green light!

Gaining & Losing

New York Short
Drama

On the road to eating disorder recovery, Nina’s past threatens her success. Will the pressure be too much?

109%

This project got the green light!

Deliver Us (USC Thesis Film)

Los Angeles Short
Horror, Thriller

Taking refuge from godless townspeople, a pregnant pioneer woman must protect her dying husband and hold out until their baby is born.

84%

This project got the green light!

Messy The Web Series

New York Series
Comedy, Romance

A web series about love, marriage, separation, kids, and dating all under one happy roof! I swear this will not make you cry!

100%

This project got the green light!

BIFL: The Series - Season 1

Los Angeles Series
LGBTQ, Comedy

BIFL is a series about twenty-somethings trying to live their best lives, and every single mistake they make along the way.

101%

This project got the green light!

Trapped in the Booth

New York Short
Comedy, Music

On the eve of his 30th birthday, a struggling gay DJ faces a life-altering crisis as he attempts to navigate bros & hoes New York Nightlife

103%

This project got the green light!

Stupid Love... Stupid Stupid Love

San Diego Short
Drama, Romance

In This romantic drama, a poet seeks to create a safe space for him and his love to fully explore their relationship.

88%

This project got the green light!

PRESENT TIME: journal of a country monastery

Berkeley Feature
Documentary, History

PRESENT TIME will be the first and last film about life inside the Abbey.

139%

This project got the green light!

I Would Have Kissed You

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Drama

After college, Olivia and Mattie find the real world isn't all that it's cracked up to be. But maybe friendship can keep them afloat? Maybe?

100%

This project got the green light!

The NEW FREEDOM

Denver Feature
Horror, Thriller

It's not just about survival. It's about a community.

124%

This project got the green light!

Displaced

New York Feature
Horror

A young black man in Brooklyn must prove his new white neighbors are emissaries from the Satanic cult they both survived as children.

103%

This project got the green light!

The BLDG: Five Stories of Horror

New York Feature
Horror, Other

Five chilling stories set in the same creepy NYC building, where dark forces bring about the manifestation of its residents' worst fears.

83%

This project got the green light!

One Bird at a Time

Portland Series
Comedy, Drama

When do-gooder and lovable neurotic Julie strives to save the neediest and the craziest in the world, she has to start in her own backyard.

105%

This project got the green light!

Cohabitation

Milwaukee Feature
Drama, Thriller

While a former paramedic lives a low-key life to cope with PTSD, her new roommate has other plans, and a vendetta against medical personnel.

103%

This project got the green light!

Passive Aggressive Dads

Blue Hill Short
Comedy

Two dads try to spend a nice day at the park with their daughters and end up avenging their life's failures upon a group of obnoxious teens.

137%

This project got the green light!

Karaoke People - A Documentary (Formerly: Tip The KJ - A Karaoke Movie)

Portland Short
Documentary

Some people sing karaoke. Others are karaoke people. This is a story about why it matters.

81%

This project got the green light!

Park Slope Moms

New York Series
Comedy

A high-powered attorney turned 'stay-at-home' mom regains power as PTA President, but ruling with an iron fist sparks a coup.

111%

This project got the green light!

Jordan Football Dreams

New York Feature
Documentary, Sport

The young women of Jordan’s national football team strive to be the first team from the Middle East to qualify for the Women's World Cup.

104%

This project got the green light!

Comedic Timing

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

An improv teacher helps her all-women class sort out their personal lives as hers careens out of control.

106%

This project got the green light!

LIFE AT ALL COSTS - A Documentary Series Going Beyond Pro Choice Vs. Pro Life

Los Angeles Series
Documentary, News

Follow Asha Dahya, a former conservative Christian on her attempt to find common ground between pro choice and pro life.

114%

This project got the green light!

Adapting

New York Short
Comedy

The (mostly) true story of a couple who begin the emotional, difficult and surprisingly ridiculous journey of adopting a baby.

103%

This project got the green light!

Misdirection: a short film

Los Angeles Short
LGBTQ, Comedy

A college freshman falls in love with close-up magic as an escape from her unrequited crush on her roommate and her undiagnosed OCD.

106%

This project got the green light!

American Times

Lone Tree Feature
Documentary

A Journey From Madness to Forgiveness

80%

This project got the green light!

5 Faces Of Hell

Los Angeles Feature
Horror, Thriller

In this dark comedy horror anthology, five strangers learn of their impending fates in five tales of of terror!

87%

This project got the green light!

Retch

Seattle Short
Horror, Sci-Fi

An unseen force kills travelers stranded on a broken-down bus. Biases ratchet up the tension when they suspect the murders aren’t random.

85%

This project got the green light!

THORP

Danbury Feature
Comedy, Sci-Fi

After leaving Earth in the late 80's, an alien returns to reconnect with his best friend, in a world now obsessed with technology.

115%

This project got the green light!

Poster Boy

San Francisco Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

In this silent comedy film, Stuart sees himself on a poster and has no idea how he got there.

116%

This project got the green light!

Malabar

Miami Short
Drama, Thriller

An undocumented mother risks everything to save her child from a human trafficking White Nationalist.

107%

This project got the green light!

High Note

Friday Harbor Feature
Crime, Musical

Just your everyday druggie, dramedy, indie musical filled to the brim with Germans, Jesus, banjos, bongos, and backstabbings.

82%

This project got the green light!

Minneapolis (the movie)

Minneapolis Feature
Comedy, Family

A cocky news anchor team gets stuck "mentoring" an at-risk teen. Shenanigans and dastardly weather conditions ensue…

102%

This project got the green light!

Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Satire

A film about a group of performance artists who are looking for love, connection and significance in Los Angeles.

80%

This project got the green light!

Rich Kids

Houston Feature
Drama

A group of Latino teens in a poor community break into Los Ricos, a local mansion, to forget their difficult lives and live a different one.

101%

This project got the green light!

Heed the Call

Los Angeles Short
Drama, History

In 1942, Marguerite must decide if she is willing to defy social expectations, her family, and her fiancé in order to join the war effort.

81%

This project got the green light!

Presley Dent

Los Angeles Short
Animation, Comedy

When Betty lands a job campaigning for populist Presley Dent, she discovers her favorite candidate isn't as honest as she hoped.

80%

This project got the green light!

Her-POW! New Adventures of Vintage Comic Book Heroines!

Los Angeles Series
Action, Other

All new live-action adventures from 3 heroines from the Golden Age of comic books: The Woman in Red, The Veiled Avenger, and Ghost Woman!

88%

This project got the green light!

Pair of Normals

New York Series
Comedy, Music

An anxious, divorced psychic and a disheveled college dropout cross paths in NYC and struggle to put their disastrous lives back together.

80%

This project got the green light!

Root For The Villain

New York Series
Comedy, Drama

In a world where 1% of the population has superpowers, Lana is a young parole officer who works with nonviolent super-villains.

90%

This project got the green light!

LUMPIA 2

Los Angeles Feature
Action, Comedy

15 years after the original, the Filipino egg-roll-armed avenger reappears in Fogtown to stop a mysterious drug syndicate...

80%

This project got the green light!

Abortifacient

Houston Feature
Drama, Horror

A film that explores gender and family issues in an "operatic cinema" story that fans of both art and psychological horror will appreciate.

80%

This project got the green light!

Wedlocked

Los Angeles Short
LGBTQ, Satire

Not one to be held back by unfair legislation, Sydney outsmarts the web of laws keeping her tied down and unable to get divorced.

90%

This project got the green light!

Dead Saturday

Huntsville Short
Drama, Thriller

A misled band of youths believes they found a religious loophole for releasing their inner demons.

84%

This project got the green light!

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