Monserati Pictures (formerly known as DQR Films) is Diana Quiñones Rivera's independent film and video making company. Mentored by legendary filmmaker, the late Albert Maysles, Quiñones Rivera started her filmmaking career in 2006. One of her documentary films, "It’s a Feeling, Dancing with Jeff Selby" was screened at the Dance on Camera Film Festival at Lincoln Center in 2014 and at the Cinédanse Film Festival in Quebec in 2015.
Quiñones Rivera completed a fellowship with Kartemquin Film’s Diverse Voices in Docs in 2016. The same year, she directed the music video for Zeshan B's "Cryin' In The Streets". The video premiered in 2017 and was featured in Rolling Stone magazine, American Songwriter, Impose magazine and the Chicago Reader.
In 2017 Quiñones Rivera screened the first episode of her new docu-series, Darling Shear, at the NewFest Film Festival in New York City and the DuSable Museum of Chicago. The first season is available on OTV. She obtained a B.A. in Film and Literature at University of Puerto Rico, a Post Graduate certificate in Filmmaking at London Film School and an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College, NYC.
"A storyteller, a questioner of culture and practice, a seeker of movement and potency... Quiñones Rivera's immersion in the intersection of dance, music, and film creates a distinctive and inviting thread for her viewers and subjects alike."