Monica Zinn is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose films Perfection, a documentary about her three friends suffering with various eating disorders, and Self Inflicted, which extensively explores Non Suicidal Self Injury, also known as “cutting” are educationally distributed worldwide by Human Relations Media. Self Inflicted won a Bronze Telly in the education category, while Perfection was screened at seven film festivals across the country and won Best Documentary at the Virginia Student Film Festival. Zinn’s work has been covered by various media outlets, including The Washington Post and Wired.com. Her film style focuses heavily on intimate interviews and creative visualizations of internal experience, and is typically void of strong narration, instead focusing on the voices of the characters. She has also worked on other documentaries such as Matthew Cooke's Survivor's Guide to Prison, Brad Coley's Our Little Roses Film, and Amy Berg's newest documentary series for HBO. Zinn continues to combine her passion for education, mental health advocacy, and storytelling and is working on her latest project.
Zinn's films have been chosen for the worldwide online film festival Culture Unplugged, which "supports the awakening-global-citizenry in their quest to contemplate on the present form of individual being, the current stage of humanity, the nature/environment, as well as the ever-evolving spirit/consciousness." Check out her storytelling profile here where you can also see when Self Inflicted and Perfection will be screened. During the time of the film festival, her films will be OFF of this website and hidden from Vimeo to promote the festival. You can also review her films and contribute to her latest project from that page.