Monfils is the founder, producer and director at Monfils Pictures. He is a multi-disciplinary filmmaker, with a 30-year career of international exposure working on commercials, documentaries and features. He began his career in Mexico, serving coffee at an international advertising agency at the age of 17. Through the years his love for travel led him to shoots in over 20 countries and 5 continents, working with a wide diversity of cultures and people as director and or producer. He has made films with a run time ranging from 5 seconds to 100 Minutes. Receiving international recognition and a wallpaper of awards for his work.
Monfils is a compelling storyteller, passionate, energetic and great with client. He loves people and wins awards in foreign languages for dialog when languages are foreign to him.
In addition to TVC’s, In 2006, he directed award-winning feature documentary, titled ‘Laya Project’, a visual musical journey through the 2004 Asian tsunami-affected countries. The film was recognized as official selection in more than 20 film festivals around the globe, winning 4 of them.
In June 2010, Monfils began work on an independent feature documentary, as writer, producer and director. The film ‘A Good Day to Die, Hoka Hey’ documents the life story and extraordinary adventures of British conflict photographer Jason P. Howe. It provides an insight on how passion led to a downward spiral of disillusionment in this crazy tale of survival and change.
The feature documentary, running at 87 minutes was selected to showcase in Cannes-France at Marche du Film in May 2016, then was screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF) United Nations Event on the 7th June 2016. The World Premiere was held at Biografilm Festival in Italy, on the 14th of June 2016.
Monfils resides in New Zealand and is available to work on projects internationally.