B. Monét is a writer/director who graduated from Spelman College with a B.A. in English. She hails from Silver Spring, Maryland and holds an MFA from New York University in Film and Television with a concentration in writing and directing. In her films, she poses questions about identity, society, race, and culture. It is vital to her that under-represented people are shown in film, media, and television.
Her award-winning short film Q.U.E.E.N. has screened at over a dozen festivals including Cannes Short Film Corner and premiered on Magic Johnson’s channel ASPiRE. Additionally, B. Monét was a runner-up in the First Time Female Filmmakers Contest with Women and Hollywood. She was also named the 2017 Horizon Award Winner through Cassian Elwes, Christine Vachon and Lynette Howell – Taylor at the Sundance Film Festival. As well as a recipient of the Adrienne Shelly Foundation grant and a directing fellow for Film Independent’s residency program Project Involve.
Last year, she directed a branded short film entitled She’s Revolutionary on the #MeToo founder Tarana Burke for Levi’s and Girlgaze. She’s been fortunate to work with Reese Witherspoon, Janet Jackson, Rosario Dawson, Chika, Rapsody and Shangela for brands like Crate and Barrel, Estee Lauder, Uber, OkayAfrica, OkayPlayer, and Hyundai.
Most recently, she was 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 BET.