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Hey, I'm Monica!

San Francisco, California

Monica is an actress, writer and producer based in the San Francisco Bay Area + New York City. She is the creator of the award-winning web series, Best Thing You'll Ever Do about the childfree vs. motherhood question (ITV, Raindance, Bushwick Film Festival). Her comedic music videos with MVPleez have been featured by New York Magazine, Huffington Post, Official Comedy and Above Average. Monica stars in the international indie action film Blood, Sand & Gold (now on iTunes) and in Catherine Fordham's Consommé, streaming on AMC's shudder.tv. She has played roles on Chicago Fire, Underemployed, and Law & Order as well as on stage at Roundabout Theatre Company, Barrow Street Theatre and Cherry Lane Theatre in New York and Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago. Monica is a team member of the production company Top Salt in New York City. She is currently producing writer/director Marika S. Cotter's Nordic sci-fi thriller, Surrender Heaven in the Bay Area.

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An entrepreneur in her late 30's turns her life upside down for a chance at a sunny side up life.

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Best Thing You'll Ever Do

2016

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Projects I'm Supporting

Gringo Chief

Richmond • Documentary

This is the unlikely story of Randy Borman, a blue-eyed white American, who became a leader of an indigenous community in the Amazon.


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Roots of Fire

Lafayette • Documentary, Music

The story behind a new generation of musicians keeping one of America’s last true cultures alive in the heart of Louisiana.


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Comedic Timing

Los Angeles • Comedy

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


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2 WEEKS

New York • Drama, Horror

2 WEEKS accompanies Tanya as she explores what it means to be asexual in a committed relationship and an actor in a “sex sells” world.


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Pasărea

Madrid • Drama, Foreign Film

There are millions of human slaves in the world- Vera is just one more. Hay milliones de esclavos en este mundo-Vera es solo una más.


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The F Word: A Foster-to-Adopt Story

Oakland • Comedy, Documentary

The F Word: A Foster-to-Adopt Story


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STRAY Season 2

New York • Comedy, LGBTQ

A bromantic comedy about a brash gay dude and a nerdy straight guy navigating sexuality, friendship, and relationships in New York City.


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The Mother Lode

Hoboken • Comedy

A positive parenting mother faces the underbelly of motherhood with the help of her dead father, an old friend, and a TV producer.


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Coming Home: Celebrating the Women Airforce Service Pilots in 2017

Los Angeles • Documentary

A group of the last surviving Women Airforce Service Pilots, all in their 90s, return to Avenger Field, for what may be their last reunion.


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Parallel Chords

St. Louis • Drama, Music

A young violinist struggles to break free from her pianist father to find her own voice.


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Bring Me an Avocado

San Francisco • Drama

When a violent encounter leaves Robin in a coma, her family ventures to maintain normalcy for her children while managing their own grief.


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A Room Full of Nothing

Austin • Adventure, Romance

In this Swiss Army Man meets Eternal Sunshine adventure an artistic couple's life takes a bizarre turn when they wake up alone in the world.


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The Atavist

Pittsfield • Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young woman travels to the past, but when the things she leaves alter history, she must get them back to save the future.


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D.I.Y.

Philadelphia • Comedy, LGBTQ

A queer couple is determined to tie the knot their own way.


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Breasts

New Orleans • Drama

When a working mother mentions to her male co-worker that she has to pump her breasts, he slaps her with a sexual harassment complaint.


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Ruminations

Berkeley • Documentary, LGBTQ

Rumi Missabu, co-founder of radical drag troupe The Cockettes, reflects on his lurid past as he reinvents himself at the end of his life.


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Lily 'N' Rose

Denver • Drama

Lily and Rose are best friends. When Rose abandons her, Lily flees into the wilderness, confronting something even more profound.


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Nanay Ko

Los Angeles • Musical, Comedy

A Filipino-American Musical. After her father's passing, Christine must save the family restaurant from failing, putting her dreams on hold.


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Soiled Doves

Los Angeles • Drama, Western

1887: A female saloon owner, a troubled prostitute and a newcomer with a secret must unite to save their frontier town from an ancient evil.


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Biophilia

Petaluma • Thriller, Shorts Program

When an animal dies under her watch, an isolated new farmer is pushed to prove her worth.


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Half the Picture

Los Angeles • Documentary

HALF THE PICTURE is a feature documentary about working women directors in Hollywood.


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Real Artists

San Francisco • Sci-Fi, Thriller

In the near future, a young animator is offered what should be her dream job; but then discovers the truth of the modern "creative" process.


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Ordinary Women

San Francisco • Animation, History

Feminist Frequency's new video series about defying stereotypes, challenging the status quo, and being extraordinary.


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Movies & Shows I Recommend

An entrepreneur in her late 30's turns her life upside down for a chance at a sunny side up life.

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Best Thing You'll Ever Do

2016

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F*ck Yes is what affirmative consent sounds like. Sex made hotter. SoSFW (Sort of Safe For Work).

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F*ck Yes

2016

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