Natalie is a poet, filmmaker, performer, writer & visual artist based in Los Angeles, CA. In her literary work she seeks to explore & interfere with the experience of language by examining its etymological & emotional sources, combining linguistic forms with other mediums, & blurring the line between fact, fiction, & memory. Her cinematic projects run the gamut from raunchy comedy to experimental non-narrative; but all seek to expound upon human dynamics & bring non-traditional, diverse, & female focused, stories to the big & small screens.
Before transitioning behind the camera, she was classically trained as an actor & is an alumna of the Andrew Wood Acting Studio & the Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles; as well as the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. In addition to appearing in film, television, & on stage she now works behind the scenes as a director, screenwriter, & executive producer for endeavours of all shapes & sizes. She is currently at work on several projects; including two independent feature films; several short video projects; & Bones, an experimental short film at the intersection of poetry & filmmaking. You can watch her directorial debut narrative short film online.
Natalie holds a Certificate in Classical Acting from RADA; a B.A. in Literary Studies/Poetry from Eugene Lang College, The New School For Liberal Arts; & an M.F.A in Writing & Hybrid Poetry from California Institute of the Arts. Her manuscript missoula. was recently named a semi-finalist for the 2017 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize; & she was previously a Pushcart Prize nominee. She regularly publishes poetry, creative criticism, & prose. Follow her on vimeo or instagram for regular poems, videos, & other updates.