Monica Santis is a director, producer & screenwriter of Peruvian and Chilean descent based in her hometown of Austin, Texas. After earning her M.A. in Latin American & Hemispheric Studies from George Washington University, she enrolled at the London Film School where she received her M.A. in filmmaking with a specialization in directing. She was selected for ‘Austin Film Festival's 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2018’ list presented by MovieMaker Magazine. Her award-winning short film, Hacia el Sol (Towards the Sun), premiered at Palm Springs International ShortFest and was included in Remezcla's 'The 10 Best Short Films By US Latino Directors of 2018' list. She is currently developing her first feature film.