Monika worked on the Icelandic feature “Under the Tree”, directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson, Venice FF & TIFF (2017), for which she received the Best Cinematography Award at the 2018 Dublin International Film Festival.
In 2016, Monika had two features premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival: “Message from the King”, directed by Fabrice Du Welz, starring Chadwick Boseman, and Sofia Exarchou’s “Park”, developed in cooperation with Sundance Lab.
Monika had two films at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival: “Imperial Dreams”, directed by Malik Vitthal, starring John Boyega, and “Difret”, directed by Zeresenay Mehari. She received Best Cinematography nominations at both Sundance and Camerimage Film Festival.
Recently she completed the feature “City of Lies”, directed by Brad Furman and starring Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker, as well as Danny Boyle’s FX series “Trust”. The latter got her a 2019 nomination for Best Cinematography from the Polish Cinematographers’ Association.
In the commercial field, Monika was the first female cinematographer ever to receive Creative Circle Award for her work in Libresse #Bloodnormal campaign in 2018 and was nominated for British Arrows Award for BMW and NIKE commercials, both directed by Daniel Wolfe. Monika is a GOLD WINNER of British Arrows 2019 Award for cinematography Nike Russia Never Ask – Maltzsev campaign, directed by Daniel Wolfe.