Monika’s newest short film, BITTEN is about a young, Latinx vampire who seeks vengeance on the ancestral bloodlines of her victims. The film explores transgenerational trauma, and the complexities of race, identity, and spirituality that exist within queer spaces. She will intentionally film within the Philly queer underground scene as a means of introducing new audiences to a world that is rarely seen or represented accurately. She also plans to employ a “dream crew” of artists who identify with the story she is bringing to the screen. The film will further the mission of Audre’s Revenge Film (named for Audre Lorde), a collective of cinephiles who want to create genre-specific film with a diverse narrative and highlight women of color, queer and trans individuals who have a hard time finding themselves represented in film - namely horror and science fiction.