Natalie Jasmine Harris is a queer-identified, Black writer/director and producer from Maryland. Her creative work often exists within the coming-of-age genre, which she views as an essential tool to re-imagine liberation for young girls, the Black community, and LGBTQ+ individuals.
Natalie received her BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in May 2020, where she graduated with Honors and received her department's award for Excellence in Community Service. Over the years, she has directed and produced films that have received recognition from Sundance Ignite, Vimeo Staff Pick, The British Film Institute, and The National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY). Her work has been featured on platforms that include TIME Magazine, Blackfilm.com, and The ArtHoeCollective.
Passionate about the intersections between filmmaking and social justice, Natalie worked for Elizabeth Warren's Presidential Campaign in 2019 as a Video Intern and recently created a short documentary in collaboration with TIME Magazine and the Biden/Harris campaign. Natalie is currently entering the festival circuit with her NYU thesis short film, Pure, which received grants from The Lancer Family Film Production Award, The Johnson Film Launch Award, and Toronto LGBT Film Festival's RE:Focus Film Fund. She is simultaneously developing Pure into a feature-length script of the same name that she hopes to become her feature directorial debut one day. The New Orleans Film Festival recently invited Natalie to pitch the film at their annual 2020 South Pitch Competition, where she was a finalist.
As a producer, Natalie is currently producing a short animated film directed by Terrance Daye and a feature film directed by Kerry LeVielle. When she's not making films, Natalie loves to dabble in astrology, poetry, and baking - scones are her specialty :)