Writer and Director B. Monét began her career in filmmaking at NYU with an MFA in Film and Television. Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, her creative identity is intricately linked to her dedication to showcasing under-represented communities by posing questions about identity, society, race and culture.
With a commitment to amplifying diverse voices and marginalised narratives, B. Monét’s work as a filmmaker has seen her participating in Film Independent’s directing fellow residency program, Tisch’s OTHER Showcase and the Queen Collective in partnership with Queen Latifah, Tribeca and P&G. She has won the Sundance Film Festival Horizon Award, the #NewView Film Competition with Glamour and Girlgaze and was awarded the Adrienne Shelly Foundation grant.
Her accolades do not stop there. Her award-winning short film, Q.U.E.E.N., screened at over a dozen festivals, including Cannes Short Film Corner, and her short film Ballet After Dark streamed exclusively on Hulu. Most recently, she was selected as one of six filmmakers to recreate a classic film from the Warner Brothers Studio vault to celebrate their 100th Anniversary.
Beyond the realm of film festivals and notable recognitions, B. Monet’s portfolio showcases her ability to merge social consciousness with creative storytelling that spans various industries, working with names including Levi’s and Girlgaze, Reese Witherspoon, Janet Jackson, Rosario Dawson, Estée Lauder, Disney and Uber.