Brittany "B.Monét" Fennell 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 at New York University in Film and Television with a concentration of 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.
She was granted the Graduate Film Department Fellowship (2014-2015) and "Strings Attached" a short film she associate produced has been accepted to Cannes Court Metrage, LA Shorts Film Festival, and Urban World presented by BET.
Her short film Q.U.E.E.N. has screened at over a dozen of festivals such as Cannes Film Festival and premiered on Magic Johnson's channel ASPiRE. Q.U.E.E.N. also won Best Production Award and Audience Award (Bluestocking Film Series), Silver Whiskers Award and the Golden Whiskers Awards (Indie Works), Best Film (Black Women Film Network), Student Film Winner and the First Recipient of the Donna Joyner Green Student Film Award at the NC Black Film Festival.
B.Monét worked at Beyoncé's production company Parkwood Entertainment in the production department and finished a short documentary about the #BlackLivesMatter movement with Dr. Cornel West. Additionally, she is in development for her first feature film Q.U.E.E.N. and working on a short film for the Bureau of Creative Works which will be released on VHX's platform.
This year she was recently named a directing fellow for Film Independent's residency program Project Involve and named the Horizon Award winner through Cassian Elwes, Christine Vachon and Lynette Howell - Taylor at the Sundance Film Festival and a recipient of the Adrienne Shelly Foundation grant.