Natalie Jasmine Harris is an emerging filmmaker from Maryland. As an artist, she is concerned with creating intimate portraits of Black girlhood that include explorations of sexuality and identity formation. Her film work spans narrative, documentary, experimental, and music video genres.
Natalie received her BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in May of 2020 where she graduated with Honors and received The Undergraduate Film and Television Departmental Award for Excellence in Community Service.
Natalie's 2018 short film, Metamorphosis, received a nomination for The Best International Short Film from The British Film Institute’s Future Film Festival (BFI) and has screened at several festivals both domestically and internationally. Natalie’s upcoming short film, Pure, is currently in post-production and has received grants from The Lancer Family Film Production Award, The Johnson Film Launch Award, InsideOut’s RE:Focus Film Fund, and was a Finalist for The 2020 Scout Film Grant. She is currently developing Pure into a feature-length script of the same name that she hopes to become her feature film directorial debut. She was recently selected to pitch the feature-length film at The New Orleans Film Festival's 2020 South Pitch where she placed as a Finalist! The script also was a finalist for the 2020 Athena Film Festival Writers Lab.
Natalie has held internships with Team Warren (Elizabeth Warren for President 2020), Obscured Pictures, Park Pictures, and C-SPAN. She has also been a part of prestigious fellowships such as The Emma Bowen Foundation and the Warner Bros. Access To Action Program. When she's not making films, Natalie loves to dabble in astrology, poetry, and baking.