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Monsters and Men

Producers Elizabeth Lodge Stepp, Josh Penn


After capturing an illegal act of police violence on his cellphone, a Brooklyn street hustler sets off a series of events that alter the lives of a local police officer and a star high-school athlete.

About The Team

Reinaldo M. Green (Writer/Director)
New York native Reinaldo Marcus Green is a writer, director, and producer. He is a graduate of NYU Tisch Graduate Film School and is writing his first feature narrative, Monsters and Men. Reinaldo is a 2017 Sundance Directors Lab Fellow and was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film (2015). His latest short film Stop, which he wrote, produced, and directed, premiered as an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2015. His previous short film, Stone Cars, shot on a micro-budget in South Africa, had its international premiere as an official Cinefondation selection at the Festival de Cannes 2014.

Elizabeth Lodge Stepp (Producer)
Elizabeth Lodge Stepp is an Austin, TX based producer and actress. She is a member of the Department of Motion Pictures and Court 13 production company, headquartered in New Orleans. Elizabeth is a 2016 Sundance Feature Film Creative Producing Fellow with Monsters and Men. In addition, she produced the documentary Brimstone & Glory, an immersive exploration of celebration, rituals, danger and the absolute beauty of fireworks which premiered at True/False Film Festival in 2017 as well as the documentary “Kerri Walsh Jennings: Gold Within” which premiered on NBC in 2016. Elizabeth co-produced two of Terrence Malick’s feature films: Knight Of Cups (2015) and Song to Song (2017).

Josh Penn (Producer)
Josh Penn is a producer with the Department of Motion Pictures and Court 13. He produced Beasts Of The Southern Wild (2012), which won Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize, Cannes’ Caméra d’Or, and was nominated for four Academy Awards (including Best Picture). In addition, Josh received Sundance/Indian Paintbrush’s Producer’s Award and was nominated for Outstanding Producer at the 2013 Producer’s Guild Awards. Josh also produced the Ross Brothers’ films Contemporary Color (2016) and Tchoupitoulas (2012), and the 2014 Independent Spirit Award nominated documentary The Last Season among other films. Executive producer credits include Patti Cake$ (Sundance 2017) and the Ross Brothers’ Western, which won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance 2015. Co-producer credits include the 2014 SXSW-winning The Great Invisible. Josh previously worked as the Michigan New Media Director for President Obama’s 2008 campaign and as Senior Program Manager for the re-election campaign.