© 2019 by Monica Arsenault

 current projects 

Cheer Up, Charlie 


Cheer Up, Charlie is the story of a bright, young ambitious 20-something who puts her dreams on hold to help her family pay their medical bills, the fastest way she knows how - dealing drugs.


This new dark comedy series by Kara Grace Miller and Anthony Holiday was produced in collaboration with Soul Series Productions and L2G Productions. Directed by Carmen LoBue, the six-part series was filmed in August and September 2018 in NYC. 


After making its NYC Premiere at New York Shorts International Film Festival in June 2019, Cheer Up, Charlie has gone on to screen at over 10 film festivals internationally.

Cheer Up, Charlie will be screening next at IndieWorks on November 19th and at the Bowery Film Festival on November 21st.

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Nun Habits 

Nun Habits is the story of Sister Cecilia, a bisexual nun, who befriends April, a high school senior coming to terms with her sexuality. Together, they navigate Catholic teaching to determine whether they have a place in the Catholic Church and what that place might be. 


Created by Monica Arsenault and directed with Sonja Cirilo, this six-part web series will be released in early 2020.

Learn More at nunhabitsseries.com 

After making its world Premiere at Pilot Light TV Festival in May 2019, Nun Habits has gone on to screen at over a dozen film festivals. It has won Best Web Series at October Film Festival, and has won the Audience Choice Award at both World Webfest Mania and qFLIX Worcester.

Behind the Scenes & Events 

You can catch Nun Habits next at Santa Monica Webfest in June 2020.


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