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MONICA IYAH MUSTELIER

Writer | Director | Producer

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Writer

Producer & Co-Producer

Awards

Canada Council of The Arts, Explore and Create - Recipient 2021, 2023

Toronto Arts Council, Black Arts Grant - Recipient 2021

Indigenous Screen Office - Solidarity Fund Development Grant, 2021

Toronto ACTRA Women’s Committee (TAWC) - Won, 2020 Short Film Creation Lab

By Black’s People’s Choice Award - Nominated, Best Canadian Director, 2019

CineFAM Canada MicroCinema Challenge - Selected, 2019 Creation Award

Writers For Writers Diversity Initiative Award - Recipient  2019, - Toronto Screenwriting Conference

Film Awards

Las Olas  (aka Waterfalls) - (writer, director) Best Film Awards - Semi-Finalist Best Screenplay 2021, CaribbeanTales International Film FestivalOfficial Selection, 2023, Women’s International Film Festival Nigeria - Nominee, 2023, Chicago International Indie Film Festival Finalist, 2023, Oklahoma Black Film Festival - Finalist, 2023

 

Demonstration Sport (director) - NOW STREAMING ON REEL WOMEN'S NETWORK

Official Selection - RIFFA, Finalist - Austin Comedy Festival, Official Finalist- Oakville Film Festival, Offical Selection - Beyond The Curve International Film Festival Official Selection,  St. John's International Film Festival - Official Selection, Hollywood North Film Awards - Best Supporting Performer - Nominee

 

Rainbow Baby (director) - NOW STREAMING ON CBC GEM NORTHERN REFLECTIONS

Berlin International Arts Film Festival - Official Selection, Toronto International Women's Film Festival - Official Selection, Miami Independent Film Festival - Official Selection, New York International Women’s Film Festival - Semi-Finalist,  MOM Festival - Official Selection, Gilbert Baker Film Festival -  Official Selection

 

Compliant (director) - New York International Women’s Film Festival, Finalist. Best Short Competition - Artistic Award of Merit - Female Filmmaker Award, Best Short Film. Canadian Cinematography & Film Awards - Best Short Award, Best Editing, Best Actress, Best Canadian Film. Imagine This Women’s Film Festival - Official Selection.

 

Weeping Willow (writer/director) - CineFam Film Festival, Winner, Best Micro Short Film. Lift-Off Sessions Pinewood Studios UK, Official Selection. Toronto Black Film Festival. The International Gullah Film Festival, Finalist.  Legacy Film Showcase Deltas Of Charlotte Foundation, Official Selection. Fern Film Festival, Official Selection.

 

The Stand-Off - Vino’s Commercial Festival, Audience Choice Award 

 

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

 

Affiliations

WIFT-Toronto

Women In The Director’s Chair 

CineFAM Women Creators of Color Worldwide

ACTRA/UBCP 

Access Reelworld 

Toronto ACTRA Women's Committee 

 

Education

Cream Productions - TV Series Shadowing, director: Jason Lapeyre

Feels Like Home Productions - Commercial Director Shadowing Program, director: Christina Hodnet

Women In The Director’s Chair - Career Advancement Module, Vancouver 2020

Toronto Film School - Writing For Film and TV Program Associate Degree Honour Role

SchoolCreative Acting Conservatory - (2003-2005) - Full Scholarship

Short film currently in the festival circuit

Corporate Video

Short Film

Short Film

Short Film

Short Film

Short Film, Proof of concept

Short Film

Short Film

Short Film

Short Film

Sketch Comedy Show. 

Las Olas

Her Story Transformed

Demonstration Sport

Compliant

Rainbow Baby

Weeping Willow

Laundry Day

The Standoff

The Break-Up

One On One With Nadia Burkoff

Men, WOmen + Facebook

The Project Series

Short Film currently in the festival circuit

Feature in Development

Feature in Development

Short Film

Short Film, Proof of Concept

Short Film

Short Story

Short Story

TV Series - co-creator

Short Film

Short Film

Short Film

Short Film

Web-series

Short Film

Web-series - co-writer

Short Film

Sketch Comedy Show. 

Las Olas

Kaleah 

G.O.A.T

Weeping Willow

Laundry Day

The Most Important Thing

Recuerda

Starla The Moon Cat

Market War

Me, A Baby and The Dog

Growing Up Moni

The Standoff

The Break-Up

One On One With Nadia Burkoff

God Squad

John & Mandy

Men, Women + Facebook

The Project Series

Las Olas

Kaleah 

To The Core

The Kick Inside

Rainbow Baby

Weeping Willow

Growing Up Moni 

The Break-Up

The Standoff

One On One With Nadia Burkoff

God Squad

John & Mandy

Men, Women + Facebook

Clark Park Films, Jade Urich Films, Buck Productions

Clark Park Films, Sunday Baby FIlms, Shorick Productions 

Clark Park Films, Sleepy Mom Productions 

Clark Park Films, Sunday Baby FIlms, Hentucky Films

Rainbow Films

Weeping Willow Films

A Funny Gal Productions, 54th Productions

A Funny Gal Productions

Skeleton Lake Productions

A Funny Gal Productions

A Funny Gal Productions

LadyBug Production 

Brian Calvert Productions

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