Welcome New Honorary Member Neil D'Monte!
We are excited to announce that Neil D'Monte will be joining our non-profit Wisdom by Nature Academy as an honorary member. His role will be to help with event planning and hosting as well as projects related to the documentary later this year. Currently Neil is volunteering his time to co-host the gala, For the Love of Animals, with one of our partner non-profits, Defending the Endangered.
He spends his free time helping hand out toys and entertain the terminally-ill children with charities such as BrittyCares and CHLA. "I really wanted to start doing more once I 'woke up' and saw that the world needed more like-minded individuals with a passion for change. Giving back to the environment and community is so important. Collectively, we can do so much when you team up with people who are willing to sacrifice for the good of people, animals and the welfare and well-being of others."
Neil is an American artist, SAG-Aftra film actor, musician and director born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. A graduate of the USC School of Fine Arts, Neil began his career as a comic book and storyboard artist, which segued into a successful acting career. The multi-hyphenate made his feature film debut in 2003 with Vampires Anonymous, followed by the box office blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: Dean Man's Chest. His theatrical training at Chicago’s prestigious Goodman Theatre allowed him to develop his skill at portraying offbeat and eccentric characters, for which he is quickly gaining notoriety among his peers in the film industry. In addition to his work as an actor and a sought after artist, he is also an original member of The Smashing Pumpkins and is currently recording as a drummer with guitarists Peter DiStefano (Porno for Pyros/Lance Herbstrong/Satellite Party) and former Pumpkins’ guitarist/bandmate James Iha (A Perfect Circle). D’Monte is now taking on co-writing and directing as his next set of challenges. His feature film directing debut, the supernatural thriller Darker My Love is scheduled to start pre-production in Sept of 2017.