Officially formed in 2017 by screenwriter Karla Williams and director Rebecca Coley, MsMono is an award-winning production company. We tell bold, original and ambitious female centred stories and we strive to increase female representation in the film and TV Industry.

Our short film Pretty Bitch won the Van D’or Award in 2013 for Best Screenplay and was nominated in four other categories including Best Film, Best Actress, Best Drama and Best Director. It has been screened at festivals internationally including London Short Film Festival; BFI Future Film Festival; Bornshorts Festival, Denmark; Teen International Film Festival, Turkey; British Shorts Film Festival, Berlin and the Annual Vancouver International Woman in Film Festival.

Our music video, You for Independent Artist  Sharlene-Monique (also a member of the Kingdom Choir) has been viewed on YouTube nearly 30,000 times and won Best Female Solo, Best Inspirational and Music Video of the Year at the 2017 Jump Music Video Awards. It was also screened at the Women of the Lens Festival.

Our next project, Celibate, is a TV Comedy series featuring the award-winning stand up comic and actress Thanyia Moore. The comedy has been described by audiences as ‘unique, brilliant, funny and bold’ and is currently in the development stage.

In January 2019 MsMono made the commitment that all productions will be 50% female.

Karla Williams

Co-Founder and Executive Producer

Karla Williams is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright. Her short film Pretty Bitch (based upon the stage play), won Best Screenplay at the Van d’Or Awards 2013 and has been screened internationally including at the BFI in London, Denmark, Berlin, Vancouver and Turkey. The stage play has been performed at Soho Theatre, Arcola Theatre, St James Theatre and Pleasance Theatre.

Her full length play But I Don’t Like Girls was selected for the Talawa Firsts Festival and long-listed for the Alfred Fagon Award and Bruntwood Prize. She was commissioned by Tamasha Theatre Company and Paines Plough Theatre for the event Come To Where I’m From, which also featured writers such as Arinze Kene, Vinay Patel, Mike Bartlett and Che Walker. She is also a writer for the Hear Me Now Actors Audition Monologues for Actors of Colour published by Oberon Books. Her next project, Celibate, is currently in development for TV.

Karla is represented by ACA.

Photo credit: Falana Photography

Rebecca Coley

Co-Founder

Rebecca began working as a runner in films in Liverpool, before working in news in the Channel Islands, writing and filming stories and directing the live bulletins. Developing a keen sense of storytelling, Rebecca also worked making Travel Channel documentaries before setting up the Branchage School holding a series of training and Director’s Labs and making short films in disaster torn areas of Indonesia, broadcast on ITV television.

Rebecca produced promos for Pulse Films including Roots Manuva and Ms Dynamite before making short films Hard to Say, Pants and Pretty Bitch which screened at a number of international festivals. Rebecca also wrote feature film Imaginary Summer; co-directed with Richard Hall; and short film Jack Blond, supported by Jersey Arts Trust. She also self-funded London documentary Steamers, which was screened on Channel 4 as part of the 'Shooting Gallery'.

Rebecca produced LOCO the London Comedy Film Festival at the BFI in 2013 and the Branchage School Directors Labs in 2008-2010. She was also selected for the Berlinale Talent Lab in 2012. With a number of projects currently in development, Rebecca is focusing on finishing the production of Point of Change, the creative documentary follow up to her short Changing Point, where she is on Sheffield Doc Fest’s ‘Fasttrack to Feature’ scheme.

Photo credit: RELM Photography