Ana Lydia Monaco

Ana Lydia Monaco

Writer / Director / Production at Ana Lydia Productions
Director, Screenwriter and Producer

West Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

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About Ana

Ana Lydia Monaco is a San Fernando Valley-born Biracial Mexican-American Writer/Director. She recently sold broadcast rights and attained a distribution deal for her Award-Winning film MEETING BROWN and documentary CONVERSATIONS IN COLOR...ISMS. She's in the Film Fest submission process for #LOLASJOURNEY, a BIPOC female-led film about self-love and self-advocacy that was shot during the Covid Hollywood shutdown. She's also currently Writing/Directing a confidential multi-film branded art-focused campaign. Ana Lydia has made her mark in the film industry, working as Script Coordinator on Disney's MULAN, Associate Producer on Guest House, and the Jay Mohr Special. She is also the Writer/Director/Producer of The Smithsonian's "Molina Family Latino Gallery" & Nissan's "California Being" documentary films.
Other films that have tapped Ana Lydia include Friendsgiving, 3022, and Shook. As a writer, she has been staffed on Boston Lyric Opera "Desert In," a groundbreaking operatic, episodic story of love, loss, and redemption. She also worked as a researcher on a confidential Marvel TV show. Ana Lydia holds several degrees. Her first, a Marketing degree from FIDM, catapulted her PR/Marketing career. She produced, wrote, and directed over 300 pieces of branded content, PSA's, and Commercials for the Lifestyle and Fashion space for Fortune 500 companies, including Macy's, Nike, Target, Intelligent Beauty, Disney, and others. A second Film Studies and Design Matters minor degree from Art Center College of Design, where she graduated with honors and various industry recognitions, kicked-off her filmmaking journey. Her scripts have placed in the top 25 at the WIF/Go 90 episodic lab, Finalist at the Oaxaca Film Fest earned her 1st place in the Short Film Writing Awards. Her films have placed in over ten fests. She's currently a Women in Film mentee, founder of #WritersBrunch and #WritersGroup. Ana Lydia is also developing and in pre-production on The Academy (Feature), Whatever it Takes (Feature), and Miami Ghost Story (Feature). She also has several pilots, including El Lay (30 min pilot), Pass (30 min pilot), La Dona (30 min pilot), Queen Bee's Kingdom (30 min animated pilot), and Patsy's Shelter (30 min animated pilot). Married and a furbaby mom, Ana Lydia is bilingual, bicultural, and immersed in the Los Angeles art and food scene.

Unique traits: MAC & PC Office Software Adobe Premier Final Draft Movie Magic Script Coverage PR/Publicity & Social Media Bicultural and Bilingual

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  • EL LAY

    EL LAY Drama Comedy A middle-class, second-generation Latina struggles to build her marketing career to make a name for herself (in Los Angeles) despite constant obstacles set by her racist boss, old-school mother, and her half-assimilated father.

  • PASS

    PASS Sports Drama A High School Soccer Star learns to navigate stardom, her extended family, and new friends while staying true to her culture. 

  • LA DONA

    LA DONA Drama Crime A Cuban-American PTA mom runs a maid-trafficking scheme from her kitchen table to raise immigration fee funds for her undocumented Mexican husband and pay for her daughters’ private school tuition.

  • MIAMI GHOST STORY

    MIAMI GHOST STORY Horror Comedy The ghost of a Cuban grandmother fights against the Boomer white male ghost who refuses to follow the light and leave her living family alone.

  • THE ACADEMY

    THE ACADEMY Thriller Horror A gifted LatinX soccer star tries to fit in at a prestigious all-girls High School, but when she finds out that her entitled best friend is using her seductive influence to destroy her life, she sets out to get revenge. 

  • WHATEVER IT TAKES

    WHATEVER IT TAKES Comedy Adventure On the verge of flunking college, losing her scholarship, and being cut-off financially from her family, a desperate beauty influencer devises a plan to secure a letter of recommendation from an uptight professor to get a job at her dream company.

Credits

  • Lola

    Lola (2018)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Meeting Brown

    Meeting Brown (2018)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Je Suis Une Femme

    Je Suis Une Femme (2018)
    Film (Short and Music) Director Add a Plot »

  • Odysseus

    Odysseus (2017)
    Film (Short and Fantasy) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Falling Out

    Falling Out (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Meet Kenny

    Meet Kenny (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Lemonade Mafia

    Lemonade Mafia (2017)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Kira's Organic lemonade dynasty becomes in jeopardy when new comer Shantel Osgood sets up an extremely successful competing pink lemonade stand that encroaches into her territory.

  • Dames, Broads & The Code

    Dames, Broads & The Code (2014)
    Film (Documentary, Short and History) Director The Hayes Code went into effect and Hollywood would never be the same again!

  • Homeland

    Homeland (2009)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Tells the story of a young man who makes a routine stop at his local café after a long day at work. He sits with an apparent suicide bomber who forces him to ask himself: "Am I living the life I was meant to live?"

Awards

  • Student Leadership Award Nomination - Art Center College of Design
    (2018)

  • Honors Graduate - Art Center College of Design
    (2018)

  • Social Responsibility Work - Recognition - Art Center College of Design
    (2018)

  • First Round Screenwriting Finalist - Women in Film
    (2017)

  • Top 25 Screenwriting Finalist - The Blacklist / Go90
    (2017)

  • Two-time Portfolio Review Scholarship Recipient Art Center College of Design
    (2017)

  • Scholarship Recipient - The Los Angeles County Chicano Employees Association
    (2017)

  • Two-time Portfolio Review Scholarship Recipient Art Center College of Design
    (2016)

  • Student Government Nomination - Art Center College of Design
    (2016)

  • Edwards Scholarship - Art Center College of Design
    (2016)

  • Scholarship Recipient - The Los Angeles County Chicano Employees Association
    (2016)

  • Annual Frida Kahlo Exhibit - Juried Selection
    (2016)

  • Outstanding Woman Award (Mujeres Destacadas) - La Opinion Newspaper
    (2015)

  • Shortie of the Week - Creative Outsiders
    (2015)

  • Santa Monica College Photography Exhibit - Juried Selection
    (2015)

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