Los Angeles, California
Moni Vargas is the co-founder of Nuyorktricity, a production company currently based in Los Angeles who has worked as a director, producer and cinematographer for clients like Will Smith’s Overbrook & Westbrook Entertainment, Vice, Stanley Nelson’s Firelight Media, Sony Pictures, Black Public Media, Apple Music and Paramount Network.
She has directed an array of music videos, celebrity fashion editorials, and educational content, including an 11-week course on Confidence with Queen Latifah in 2019. In 2012 & 2017, Moni produced and directed the pilots of Red Table Talk for Jada Pinkett Smith, which were featured in the premiere episode of the series with over 29.8 million views on Facebook Watch. She has also directed slick robot commercials and insightful short docs for brands & organizations.
Moni's most recent short doc features one of the last living singer-songwriters of ‘bullerengue,’ the Afro-Colombian equivalent of American blues, who was displaced close to her hometown of Cartagena, Colombia. “Audrey’s Poem,” is the latest short narrative film Moni wrote, produced and directed, currently in post production. Moni’s screenwriting serves as an extension of her interests in social justice, mental health, immigrant, environmental and women’s rights through a lens that celebrates the everyday life of its protagonists.