Natalie Jasmine Harris
Natalie Jasmine Harris (she/they) is a Black queer writer, director, and producer from Silver Spring, Maryland currently based in NYC. She received her BFA in Film and Television from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in May 2020. As a filmmaker, her work spans narrative, documentary, and experimental forms but is centered around a mission to tell stories that capture coming-of-age experiences, showcase Black joy, and reimagine liberation for marginalized communities.
Natalie's NYU thesis film, "Pure," received The 2020 Directors Guild of America's Student Film Award and recently finished a film festival run that included over 50 festival screenings worldwide. In February 2022, the short film was acquired by HBO and is now available to stream on HBOMax.
Natalie is now working with award-winning producer, Avril Speaks, to adapt the concept behind "Pure" into a feature-length film of the same name that is a 2021 recipient of The SFFILM Rainin Grant and was selected to be a part of The 2021 Gotham Project Market, 2021 Outfest Screenwriting Lab, 2022 Inside Out Financing Forum, and 2022 WIF and Sundance Institute Financing Intensive.
Natalie is currently a Creative Culture Filmmaking Fellow at The Jacob Burns Film Center and is also an emerging commercial director, having directed spots for Hyundai and Verizon. Natalie's work has been featured in publications that include Teen Vogue, THEM Magazine, Huffington Post, The Cut, and NBC.
She is represented by Christina Campagnola and Kim Veasey at GRLBND.