Monster Jimenez is a writer and ﬁlmmaker who has worked in newspapers, magazines, television and ﬁlm. She built on this experience by working on public service television shows as a writer/producer and, in 2003, joined ARKEOFILMS, an independent ﬁlm production company where she remains a partner.
Monster has been deeply involved in every major production of Arkeoﬁlms.
The world premiere of her directorial debut, Kano: An American and His Harem, a full length documentary feature, competed and won in the First Appearance Category at the prestigious IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) in 2010. It has also been rated by many local critics as the best film to have come out in 2010.
Her collaboration with Mario Cornejo is Apocalypse Child, a full-length feature which she produced and co-wrote, was given a grant by QCinema International FF and won Best Film in Qcinema FF, Toronto Reel Asian FF and Five Flavours FF in Poland. It had a theatrical release in the Philippines and in Poland. It is ranked as one of the best films to come out in the country in 2015.
In 2017, she worked with Treb Monteras to produce a hip hop film entitled Respeto, which swept 7 awards in the last Cinemalaya Festival including Best Picture, NETPAC Grand Prize and Audience Choice Award as well as countless awards abroad. Respeto had a nationwide release immediately after the festival. And touted by critics as one of the best films to come out of 2017.
She is currently in post-production for Return of the Owl directed by Martika Escobar.
She has also been on several film festival juries and selections including: Singapore International FF, Viddsee Short FF, International Documentary FF Amsterdam, Osaka International FF, QCinema International selection committee.
Monster established THIS SIDE UP in 2014, a company specializing in video content development for big brands and digital platforms where she is the Managing Partner. She is developing several serialized stories, as well as a documentary in the works under This Side Up.