SORRY, NOT SORRY Directed by: Monique Sorgen
Monique Sorgen is an award-winning writer-director who was raised in an international hippie house in the Castro district of San Francisco. A director in the Sony Television Directors Program, her dark comedy short, Sorry, Not Sorry starring Wallace Langham (CSI), Jessica Oyelowo (A United Kingdom), and M. Emmet Walsh (Blade Runner) was picked up by the prestigious Omeleto.com, where it amassed more than 100,000 views and 4000 likes in its first month. Her newest short film, Rock A Bye Baby, an action-comedy, starring Mo McRae (Den of Thieves), Scott Krinsky (Chuck), and a baby, is currently screening at festivals and has so far won the Directors Choice award at Sedona International Film Festival and the Just For Laughs, “Eat My Shorts” competition out of Montreal. Before that, she directed three branded reality series in the Philippines for Fashion One TV, and made music videos that were picked up by the Disney Channel and the Jonas Brothers. She began her career as a director’s assistant on network television dramas and multi-cam comedies, where she shadowed for 3 years. Since then she has been a director shadow with Lesli Linka Glatter, Pamela Fryman, and Michael Spiller.
As a writer, she has developed screenplays with Imagine Entertainment, DiNovi Pictures, Jay Stern (Horrible Bosses), Chris Moore (Good Will Hunting), USA/UCP, Morgan Freeman’s Revelations, David Oyelowo’s Yoruba Saxon, and scripted several independent films, one of which took place in China. In TV, she’s written for “Blind Date,” Comedy Central, VH1, and worked in a think tank for ABC. She has also written for Sony Brazil’s hit rom-com, “(Des)Encontros,” and developed a sitcom set in Mumbai.
Currently she is completing a sitcom pilot based on her unconventional family dynamics, starring sock puppets. She volunteers as a political writer with “The Writer’s Brigade” and as a host for the WGAw podcast “3rd & Fairfax.”