Born on Staten Island, Mikki del Monico grew up in Schenectady and later returned to NYC to nurture his extensive curiosity about human nature.
Winning an Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Award for the feature script, INDELIBLE, del Monico went on to win their Feature Film Production Grant with director Randall Dottin and producer Melanie RW Oram. The team later shot the major film components in Harlem and are working to bring it to completion.
It was through this project that del Monico met Toni D’Antonio, and the idea of working on a project together was born. With luck on their side, ALTO became that project.
Additionally, del Monico is revising a half-hour dramedy pilot with the hilarious Mary R. Sawyer and developing multiple new feature projects. He has co-written TRIGGER POINT, a feature project in development with award-winning director, Hoang Duong, who completed a short film based on the full-length script.
Mikki also directed and edited a music video for the band, Antigone Rising ("That Was the Whiskey"), which premiered on CMT (Country Music Television) and has been nominated for an OUTMUSIC Award (outcome TBD).
Mikki received an MFA with Honors (Screenwriting) from Columbia University, completing four feature screenplays during that time, two of which received Faculty Honors. Also acting as the principal editor on several independent feature films, del Monico has learned a lot about what it takes to tell a story and to work collaboratively to make a film.
Previously, Mikki has worked for Actuality Productions in Los Angeles, reviewing and editing scripts as the voice-over coordinator for the Modern Marvels series, which airs regularly on The History Channel, and as an associate producer and researcher for Workaholic Productions, which creates long-form documentary programming for The History Channel and the Discovery Channel, among others.
Mikki currently lives in Los Angeles, but is really just a heartbeat away from another east-coast story. With a nod to noir, del Monico has also started work on a mystery series based in L.A.