Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, writer/director B. Monét holds an MFA from New York University in Film and Television. Her projects pose questions about identity, society, race, and culture, with intent on showcasing under-represented communities.
B. Monét has directed branded content for Levi’s and Girlgaze with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, and has worked with talent like Reese Witherspoon, Janet Jackson, Rosario Dawson, Chika for Crate and Barrel, Estée Lauder, Uber, OkayAfrica and Hyundai.
Her award-winning short film Q.U.E.E.N. has screened at over a dozen festivals including Cannes Short Film Corner. In 2017 she won the Sundance Film Festival Horizon Award and was also a recipient of the Adrienne Shelly Foundation grant. She participated in Film Independent’s directing fellow residency program and was a featured filmmaker in the Tisch Other Showcase, which highlights diverse artists from underrepresented communities in television.
Additionally, B. Monét is one of the winners for the #NewView Film Competition with Glamour and Girlgaze which champions the voices of female filmmakers.
Selected as one of the winners for the Queen Collective in partnership with Queen Latifah, Tribeca and P&G. Her short film Ballet After Dark is exclusively streaming on Hulu. Most recently she was selected as one of six filmmakers to recreate a classic film from the Warner Brothers Studio vault in celebration of their 100th Anniversary.