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Growing up in Hollis, Queens, during the golden age of hip hop, at the height of the crack epidemic, there was probably no one she knew that fit in less! While she’d never miss an episode of Video Music Box or Yo! MTV Raps, one could just as easily find Monique glued to her Judy Blume books or conducting experiments from her set of World Book Encyclopedias.
As movies like Re-Animator provided her audience with Hollywood’s undead; The Last Dragon, Annie, Star Trek, and Kung Fu theater facilitated her escape from the zombies in her hood. Entertainment literally saved her life.
A place that demanded, that like a rose from concrete, I rise up to build something from nothing. To take random thoughts, random images and weave the common thread. My films weave the common thread.”
“I tell stories. I watch people. I root for the underdog. I am the underdog.<code>
Born and bred in the borough of Queens, NY – the suburb where Prince Hakeem traveled to find his queen, where Run DMC rocked the block, where LL Cool J couldn’t live without his radio, led by the people’s instinctive travels and paths of rhythm, in the city that never sleeps – that New York.
Monique Pearl Producer, Producer, Writer, Writer, Director
Monique Pearl / Producer, Writer, Director
Producer, Writer, Director
Now, forever in debt and in the dark of night, after tucking to bed her darling son and her Costume Supervising alter ego, Monique Pearl Younger, Howard U grad, Writer / Producer / Director, unsheathes her pen to go about the business of building escape hatches to brave and bold worlds for multicultural audiences.
After work, Monique would do double duty, working in live events and music video production. Honoring her hip hop roots, she began producing interviews with influential rappers/singers for B.E.T., All Access, Ozone Magazine and Southern Smoke as well as having her work featured on behind the scenes DVD’s for Alicia Keys, Van Hunt and Pastor Troy. Her debut feature length documentary,Finally Sayin' What I Really Mean..." took home the Audience Choice Awards at the Atlanta Hip Hop Film Festival and made the rounds at festivals worldwide. Eventually, transitioning into film production, Monique found her calling in the world of costumes. As one of the first local, Black, Costume Supervisors in Atlanta, she has worked on a variety of productions, including The Game, Barbershop 3, Kevin Probably Saves the World, Cop Shop, Naomi, Young Dylan, Praise This!, and Average Joe on BET+.
Her time at Howard University intensified her desire to work in entertainment and post-graduation, she returned to NY and earned a spot in the CBS Page program, followed by a producing role at Classic Sports Network/ESPN.
Today, Monique is a Producer, Director and Scriptwriter, designing and selling clothing under her Iconafro brand.
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