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Writer | DIRECTOR | Creator OF COOL SHIT

Monica Mustelier is an award-winning writer, director and filmmaker. During her time as an actress, she was killed off in top ranking TV and films: True Justice starring "The Master of Aikido" Steven Seagal, Hardwired (straight to DVD star Val Kilmer), Caesar: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, Fringe, Supernatural last but not least Covert Affairs

After being killed off in nearly everything she booked, it was clear that the roles of women and people of colour in film and TV lacked depth. She needed to be part of the landscape of storytelling so... 

Over the past 17 years Monica has created her own content. She 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 in award-winning short films ‘Weeping Willow’, ‘God Squad’ and ‘The Stand Off ‘. She also has acting, writing, directing and producing credits for comedy web-series ‘John & Mandy’ and "One With Nadia Burkoff’. Her one-woman show, 'Growing Up Moni', drew accolades from both critics and fans (Top 6 Picks of The Vancouver Fringe - Inside Vancouver). BTW - her friends and family really did love watching it 5 nights in a row.

 

Projects in various stages:

In Development

  • FEATURE FILM: 'G.O.A.T' (written and directed by Monica) A young woman is desperately trying to find what makes her happy. She decides its goats, the one thing that has brought her the most pain

  • WEB SERIES: 'Market Wars' (written by Meeshelle Neal & Monica) Jo, a farmer’s market manager and her sidekick Cookie. Jo finds out the market has been compromised and decides to go head-to-head with the chicken and dairy cartel to save it all. 

Pre-production

  • SHORT FILM: ‘The Ivy House’ (written by Monica) is a psychological thriller about a woman who is struggling with the suicide of her boyfriend. She goes to an alternative healing centre to find peace.

  • SHORT FILM: 'My Name Is Catherine' (directed by Monica) Centres around a woman’s strained   relationship with her family as her father deteriorates from Alzheimers.

Post Production 

  • SHORT FILM: 'Laundry Day' (written and directed by Monica) A dead prostitute literally falls into a woman’s apartment. The woman calls her best friend to help her move the body before anyone finds out.

 

AWARDS

Best Canadian Film Director, ByBlacks People's Choice Award - Nominated 

Best Micro Cinema Film, CineFam Women Film Festival - Weeping Willow - Winner 

Audience Award, Vino’s Wine Commercial Film Festival - The StandOff  - Winner

Best Actress, Vancouver Short Film Festival - God Squad - Winner 

Recipient of Writers For Writers Diversity Initiative Award - Toronto Screenwriting Conference

 

AFFILIATIONS

Women In The Director's Chair (Acting Alumni)

ACTRA and UBCP.                                            

 

She also gets hives if it’s too cold outside

Keep up with her on her IG feed @monicamustelier to see pictures of #blessed cat