Copyright © 2016 Monica Demes
"I'm an owl. The guardian of times - a storyteller."
Monica Demes is an awarded Brazilian Filmmaker. She lived intermittently in Madrid, Spain for 11 years and trained at the School of Actors TAI in 2001. Demes moved to New York City to attend a filmmaking workshop at the New York Film Academy in 2002 and it was there where she directed her first 16 mm short film, Rose.
Upon completion of the workshop, Demes returned to Madrid and directed an award winning short film "Now You Will Be Punished", featured in over 150 film festivals around the world.
She worked for the company Genexies Mobile to direct comic sketches for mobile content producing on location in Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and Spain.
In Spain, Demes collaborated with artist Carmelo Calvo to direct her first animated short Halloween, which caught the attention of Demes' favorite film director, David Lynch. Lynch personally awarded Demes entry into the coveted MFA in Film at the University MUM, in Fairfield, Iowa - 2014.
"Lilith's Awakening" (2016) is Demes' first feature film and it was awarded by the Iowa Motion Pictures Association for best DIRECTOR, actress and cinematography. The film had it's world premiere in Los Angeles at Dances with Films Festival.