MEET THE TEAM
MONICA ARSENAULT
CREATOR

Monica is the writer, director, and executive producer of Nun Habits. She is a new filmmaker trying to break into the mainstream film world by adopting her school's motto of "create your own work". After graduating from school in December 2017, she began development for Nun Habits. Since then she has also founded Soul Series Productions and worked as a producer on Cheer Up, Charlie! with director Carmen LoBue. Monica graduated from Atlantic Acting School's 2.5 Year Full-Time Conservatory in December 2017 after attending the School of Visual Arts for 2 years. You can read a note from Monica about the inspiration for Nun Habits on the About Page.

SONJA CIRILO
DIRECTOR

Sonja is an actor and director from St. Croix USVI. She obtained her BFA in theater performance from Randolph College in 2015. After graduation, she moved to New York City to continue her acting training with the Atlantic Theater Company's Full- Time Conservatory. Sonja is honored to become a part of the production team for Nun Habits as a director and looks forward to creating beautiful work.

MELISSA VICTORIA
PRODUCER

Melissa is a Los Angeles based actor and writer. She is a graduate of the Atlantic Acting School and is thrilled to join the Nun Habits team as a producer. She looks forward to contributing to a story that is, at its core, about love and understanding. 

DAVID SICILIANO
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY,
EDITOR, & COLORIST

David Siciliano is a freelance DP, Editor, and Producer based out of New York City. He's worked on projects of all shapes and sizes from TV to Instagram and is stoked to be a part of the Nun Habits crew. When he's not shooting and editing he's out backpacking the Rockies. His dog Kira is his best friend, but he likes humans sometimes too. 

DANNY EPSTEIN
PRODUCER

Danny Epstein loves doing things, and in his expert opinion, Nun Habits is definitely a thing. He is a member of the 2018 graduating class from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.  After finishing his training at the Atlantic Acting School, he became a founding member of Prismhouse Theater Company and can be seen in their on-going improv shows.  Before moving to New York, he lived in LA where he produced and acted in the award winning series Make It Happen, which can be viewed on Vimeo.  Currently, Danny is part of a sketch comedy team with StoneStreet Studios.  His goal is to some day make a positive enough impact on the world that he will be the first Danny Epstein on IMDB.  In the mean time he is happy to share the same name and come in second place to the late great composer of Sesame Street.

TESS FORESTIERI
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Tess Forestieri is a multidisciplinary artist based out of New York City. She works primarily as a freelance Producer / Director, but loves to dabble in all things Production related. Besides her dedication to being a global nomad of the arts, Tess is also an avid traveler, dog lover, coffee snob, and yoga enthusiast. In her spare time she listens to podcasts and  analyzes her past social interactions. 

BORIS PALACIOS
SOUND PRODUCTION

Boris Palacios is a sound mixer and audio producer. He is based out of Bushwick at Danbro Studios where he does all of his studio recording and post production audio work for film and video. He graduated from City College of New York with a BFA in Sonic Arts and Audio Production. His education was quickly followed by a 6 month internship at Billboard Magazine leading to a permalance position for Prometheus Global media as an audio engineer for their online video content (Billboard Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek). This lead to freelancing for the Hearst Corporation and Conde Naste as a sound mixer for their online content (Cosmopolitan, GQ, Allure, Golfers Digest, Vanity Fair). Currently, he is the sound mixer for Oprah's BTS crew for the O Magazine cover shoots and frequent collaborator in The Actors Green Room.

SAMANTHA BLINN
ASSISTANT CAMERA

Sam Blinn is a Brooklyn-based actor and photographer, with her MA in Classical Acting from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and her BFA in Musical Theater from Syracuse University. She has worked professionally in NYC for the last three years and is a Founding Member of Ducdame Ensemble, an NYC-based theatre company comprised of graduates from LAMDA's MA program. As a photographer, Sam specializes in behind the scenes and performance photography and is beginning to break out into the world of headshots.

MOLLY CARR
SOCIAL MEDIA

Molly Carr is a NYC based actress and model. She’s honored to represent Nun Habits through their Social Media! Not only can you inspire people on the big screen but the tiny screens you have in your pocket! She’s so proud to be part of a project that promotes LGBTQ+ stories that have depth and life. Being queer herself she wants to help anyway she can to get our voices out there. 

 Mollycarrny@gmail.com @mollehcarr

SPECIAL THANKS

The Nun Habits team would like to especially thank the following individuals. Without their support, Nun Habits would not have been possible.

Karen Arsenault

Martin Arsenault

Deacon Bill Palmisano

Dr. Patty Fagin

Devon Padley

Emma Asher

Michelle Bassan

Zachary Brown

Dan Anderson

Corey Farrow

Craig T. Williams