Natalie Jasmine Harris​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Natalie Jasmine Harris is a Black queer filmmaker from Silver Spring, Maryland currently based in NYC. She received her BFA in Film and Television from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. 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 is a 2024/2025 Sundance Ignite Fellow. She was a 2023 Film at Lincoln Center Artists Academy Fellow and has been selected to participate in artist programs with GLAAD, Outfest, Traverse32, Creative Culture at The Jacob Burns Film Center, and The Future of Film Is Female. Her most recent short film, GRACE had its world premiere in January at The 2024 Sundance Film Festival.
Natalie's NYU thesis film, "PURE," received The 2020 Directors Guild of America's Student Film Award and screened at over 50 film festivals worldwide including BFI Flare, ABFF, NewFest, Outfest, and The Hamptons International Film Festival. In February 2022, the short film was acquired for distribution by HBO and is now available to stream on Max
Natalie is working with award-winning producer, Avril Speaks, to adapt the concept behind "Pure" into a feature-length film of the same name that has garnered support from SFFILM's Rainin Screenwriting Grant, The Gotham Week Project Market, Outfest's Screenwriting Lab, The Toronto LGBTQ+ Financing Forum, Film Independent Fast Track, and The WIF x Sundance Financing Intensive.
Natalie's work has been featured in publications that include Teen Vogue, THEM Magazine, Huffington Post, The Cut, and NBCNatalie is also an emerging commercial director, having directed spots for Hyundai and Verizon. In December 2022, Natalie was included in The Alice Initiative’s 2022 List of Emerging Female Directors ready for their first studio feature. 

Photography by JESS X SNOW

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