Writer | DIRECTOR | Creator
Monica Mustelier was an actress killed off in everything, but she rose from the dead as an award-winning filmmaker and entrepreneur who gets hives in cold weather.
She was nominated for By Black’s People’s Choice Award for Best Black Canadian Film Director (2019), is an alumna of Women In The Director’s Chair, and is a recipient of a Writers For Writers Diversity Initiative Award -Toronto Screenwriting Conference.
Between 2019-2023 she wrote or produced and directed five short films that have screened internationally. Some of their notable awards are Official Selection at Toronto Black Film Festival, Berlin International Arts Film Festival, Miami Independent Film Festival, Austin Comedy Festival, New York International Women's Film Festival, and Best Canadian Film at the Canadian Cinematography & Film Awards.
“Rainbow Baby” (directed by Monica), was selected for Toronto ACTRA Women’s Committee (TAWC) for the 2020 Short Film Creation Lab which went on to screen internationally and is still on the festival circuit.
“Las Olas”(The Waves) was developed through Women In The Directors Chair and was written and directed by Monica. This short was funded by the Canada Council of The Arts, Toronto Arts Council, and Indigenous Screen Office. It is currently on the international film festival circuit.
Recently, Monica received development funding from the Canada Council of the Arts to develop a feature film. She has several documentary, TV and film projects in various stages of development.
Keep up with her on her Insta feed @monicamustelier @clarkparkfilms see pictures of her hip-hop t-shirt obsession, film projects and orange tabby