About

Natalie is an award-winning filmmaker working at the intersection of documentary and fiction. She is fascinated by the relationship between landscape, time and memory. Her latest short, The Veiled City, had its world premiere at Berlinale 2023 and was funded by BFI Doc Society. It’s gone onto win Best Documentary at Curtas Vila do Conde, the Oscar qualifying Mikeldi for Best Documentary Short at Zinebi Bilbao, and British Short Film of the Year at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards. It’s also been nominated for an IDA Documentary Award and is a Short Film Candidate for the European Film Awards 2024.  

Her previous short, Beyond the North Winds, premiered at Visions du Reel, and went onto win Best Short Screenplay at Poitiers Film Festival, a Green Planet award at Flickers Rhode Island, and was nominated for Best Student Film at the IDA Documentary awards and Best British Short by the London Critics Circle. Another of her films, After the Silence, was shortlisted for a Grierson.

In 2019, she graduated from the NFTS with a MA in Documentary Directing where her studies were supported by a John Brabourne Award. Upon graduating, she was selected by the British Council to represent the UK at a New Directors talent scheme run by European Film Promotion, Future Frames: Generation Next. In 2021, she was selected for the Short Form Station at Berlinale Talents.

Day-to-day, she works as a Self-Shooting Producer/Director on short form content and as an Assistant Producer on long form documentaries. Natalie is from British-Colombian heritage and is a fluent Spanish speaker. She is currently developing her debut feature.

Awards & Talent Programs

  • Nominee: Short Film Candidate for the European Film Awards, 2024
  • Winner: Documentary Debut Award, Huesca International Film Festival, 2024
  • Winner: Best Short Film, FINCA, International Environmental Film Festival, 2024
  • Winner: Special Jury Prize, CineGlobe Film Festival, CERN, 2024
  • Winner: British Short Film of the Year, London Critics' Circle, 2024
  • Nominee: Best Short Documentary, IDA Documentary Awards, 2023 
  • Winner: Mikeldi for Best Documentary Short Film, Zinebi Bilbao, 2023 
  • Winner: Best Documentary, Curtas Vila do Conde, 2023 
  • BAFTA Connect Member 2022 - 25
  • BFI Doc Society Made of Truth short film funding 21/22
  • Berlinale Talents, Short Form Station, 2021
  • Nominee: Best British/Irish Short Film, London Critics' Circle, 2020
  • Winner: Green Planet Award, Flickers Rhode Island IFF, 2020 
  • Nominee: Best Student Film, IDA Documentary Awards, 2019 
  • Winner: Best Short Screenplay, Poitiers Film Festival, 2019 
  • Future Frames: New Directors, European Film Promotion, 2019
  • Longlisted: Best Student Film, One World Media Awards, 2019
  • John Brabourne Award, Film & TV Charity, 2018
  • Shortlised: Best Student Film, Grierson Awards, 2018