Everything I do is an ongoing collaborative event. Most recently, I collaborated with artist Lydia Granered by conceptualizing and directing her first music video for her song Weekend.
Check out her song and some of the projects I'm currently working on. I'm always looking for new collaborations so feel free to get in touch!
After taking a brief pause during the pandemic, I came back to film and had the pleasure of freelancing on many sets. I also was given the opportunity to produce 4 new short films, one of which I was honored to direct. I have also been privileged to produce and direct a series of short films set to poems written by poet and choreographer Katherine McClintic.
My next project is an experimental, short film that follows 17-year-old Lizzie on the night that she has planned to lose her virginity to her high school boyfriend. Everything is going perfectly...until she gets her period 30 minutes before the date begins. Throughout this poem-driven narrative, Lizzie's external reality juxtaposes her internal experience as she decides whether or not to continue with the evening as planned. It is currently in consideration to screen at several film festivals.
Weekend is an original music video concept devised by Monica Arsenault and Lydia Granered for Lydia Granered's original song, Weekend.
Weekend is a song on Lydia's Harlequin Album, released in 2019. Lydia can be seen playing ongoing shows at Pete's Candy Store.
Keep up with Lydia's music and shows on her Instagram.
You can listen to the Premium Edition of WEEKEND on Spotify NOW along with the entire Harlequin album.
The Weekend Music Video was released January 22, 2020.
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.
It has won Best Short at the London Cannabis Film Festival and the Audience Choice Award at The November Screening of Season 7 of IndieWorks.
Cheer Up, Charlie was also a Finalist for Best Webisode at LA Femme International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Directing at T.O. Webfest.
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 is currently streaming on The Roku Channel.