© 2019 by Monica Arsenault

 Producing 

As a producer, my favorite thing is helping others bring their vision to life.

 

After graduating from the Atlantic, I began working on my original series, Nun Habits in January 2018. While working on this project, I realized how much I love producing and that I have a natural talent for it - so, in March 2018, I founded my production company, Soul Series Productions

Through Soul Series, I collaborated with L2G Productions to produce Cheer Up, Charlie, an original web series by Kara Grace Miller and directed by Carmen LoBue.

I'm currently in development and pre-production for three new projects through Soul Series. Producing is my passion and I love helping independent projects come to life. 

Producing Reel 

 
PRODUCING REEL

Learn More at soulseriesproductions.com 

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. 

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After making its NYC Premiere at New York Shorts International Film Festival in June 2019, Cheer Up, Charlie will be going to T.O. Webfest this July for its International premiere before going to the London Cannabis Film Festival on July 28th for its UK Premiere!  

 

You can see Cheer Up, Charlie screening next at Hollyshorts Film Festival on August 9th!

 

Grab a ticket below for the SAG Indie Screening to see Cheer Up, Charlie

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Nun Habits 

 

Nun Habits is the story of April, a gay high school senior discovering her sexuality, and Sister Cecilia, a bisexual nun, who begin an unlikely friendship. 

 

April struggles with her sexuality as she continues to develop a crush on her classmate, Megan. Meanwhile, Sister Cecilia, determined to help April at all costs, attempts to reconcile her personal beliefs with the Church’s strict teachings on homosexuality.

Learn More at nunhabitsseries.com 

After making its world Premiere at Pilot Light TV Festival in May 2019, Nun Habits went to its New York Premiere at the 2019 New York Lift-Off Film Festival on June 25th.

 

You can see Nun Habits screening next at the Ocktober Film Festival in October! Grab a Ticket to the Members Shorts Screening Below

Behind the Scenes & Events 

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 RESUME 

 about me 

"If your dream is only about you, it's too small" — Ava DuVernay

I'm a freelance producer with proven communication, organization, and coordination skills. As a producer, my goal is to help filmmakers tell their stories by putting together the perfect team. I'm seeking an entry-level position at an established production company or content agency to use my skills to support internal production coordinating needs and communication with external collaborators.

 WORK EXPERIENCE 

Freelance

SOUL SERIES PRODUCTIONS,  Art, Love, & Money - Producer

(June 2019 - Present)

  • Feature Film currently slated to film spring 2020

SOUL SERIES PRODUCTIONS,  Hoofin' It - Line Producer & Production Coordinator

(February 2019 - Present)

  • Original Web Series currently slated to film early 2020

SOUL SERIES PRODUCTIONS,  Young Minds of America - Producer & Director

(January 2019 - Present)

  • Short Film currently slated to film February 2020

QUARTER WATER FILMS,  The Gift That Aches - 1st Assistant Director

(November 2018)

SOUL SERIES PRODUCTIONS & L2G PRODUCTIONS,  Cheer Up, Charlie - Producer

(May 2019 - Present)

  • Only Producer hired to oversee an original web series from development through distribution

  • Official Selection at Urbanworld Film Festival (September 2019)

  • Official Selection at HollyShorts Film Festival (August 2019)

  • Nominated for Best Directing Craft Award at T.O. Webfest (July 2019)

  • Winner: Best Short at The London Cannabis Film Festival (July 2019)

  • Official Selection New York Shorts International Film Festival (June 2019)

  • Official Selection at CannaBus Culture Film Festival (September 2019)

SOUL SERIES PRODUCTIONS,  Nun Habits - Writer, Director, & Producer

(Jan. 2019 - Present)

  • Creator (writer/director/producer) of an original independent pilot 

  • Official Selection at NYC Web Fest (October 2019)

  • Nominated for Best International TV Pilot at Pilot Light TV Festival (May 2019)

  • Official Selection at qFLIX Worcester (October 2019)

  • Official Selection at New York Lift-Off Film Festival (June 2019)

  • Official Selection at the Ocktober Film Festival (October 2019)

  • Selected to Screen out of Competition at Toronto Lift-Off Film Festival (July 2019)

  • Official Selection at NYC WebFest

Additional Work

STUART COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL,  Princeton, NJ - Filmmaking Workshop Instructor

(March 2019)

  • Taught a week-long “basics of filmmaking” workshop to High School Sophomores

  • Assisted in the filming process to guide students in filming and editing their videos

  • Instructed students on how to use documentary story structure to showcase the schools they were partnering with to celebrate education in underprivileged communities.

VIRGIL FILMS & ENTERTAINMENT,  New York, NY - Social Media & Office Intern

(Oct. 2014 - June 2015)

  • Helped company identify target audience for Film Promotion

  • Social Media outreach research for the company

  • Organized contracts & hard drives

LAVNER CAMPS & PROGRAMS,  Princeton, NJ - Camp Director & Filmmaking Instructor

(Summer 2014)

  • Oversaw employees, ensuring that camp policy was followed & held daily staff meetings to track progress within the camp curriculum. ​

  • Spoke to parents about their child’s progress or any concerns they had.

  • Designed & executed filmmaking curriculum in which campers were taught how to write, produce, & edit their own films.

  • Took control of emergencies, addressing them with camp owners & parents.

 Education 

ATLANTIC ACTING SCHOOL,  Atlantic Theater Company, New York, NY - Certificate of Completion

(July 2015 - December 2017)

  • Completed all 5 semesters of a 2.5-year immersive acting program from Sept. 2015 - Dec. 2017 

  • Completed six-week summer intensive from July  & August 2015

  • Marketing Director for theater company formed in final semester (April - Dec. 2017)

  • Stage Manager for Company show - Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat by Mark Ravenhill (Oct. - Dec. 2017)

SVA, THE SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS,  New York, NY - Completed 2 years of 4-year BFA, Film & Video

(September 2013 - May 2015)

  • 3.5 Cumulative GPA​​

  • 3⁄4 Semesters on Dean’s List

  • Wrote, Produced, & Directed 8 short films over 4 semesters

  • Worked as crew on over a dozen student projects over 4 semesters

NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL,  Lawrenceville, NJ (Summer 2014) - High School Diploma

(September 2009 - June 2013)

  • Honor Roll & AP Curriculum

  • Journalism Academic Award

  • Four Years Community Service

 Special Skills 

Final Cut Pro X                     .                                      |    Microsoft Office Programs  

Screenwriting Software (Final Draft, Celtx, Fade In)   |    Studio Binder  

Google Hangouts                                                       |    Google Drive Programs  

Strong Writing & Editing Skills                                   |    Strong People Skills