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Award-Winning Writer-Director

 

Screenwriting has been a passion for Natasha Paris since her early teen years. Self-thought, thirty feature screenplays served her as practice until she studied screenwriting at the university. After graduating, her goal was clearer than ever: gathering as much cinematographic experience as possible so that one day she could direct her own feature film. Consequently, Natasha has been an actor, assistant to producer, 1st assistant director, script supervisor, production coordinator/UPM, script doctor, and much more.

 

Since 2001, she wrote, directed and produced her short films SOLITUDE and ROXY SOLO; wrote and directed COMPULSION 1897 and EMPTY CALORIES (winner of a WorldFest Houston Film Festival Bronze Remi Award). She worked for BBR Productions on productions starring stars such as Christopher Plummer, Susan Sarandon, Gabriel Burns, and Max Von Sydow. In 2013, she completed her fifth short entitled MARGARITAS ON THE ROAD, her second short sponsored by the Cirque du Soleil. She directed the first 3 episodes of a web series entitled THE ROSES. Natasha won the Chick Flicks Promo Script Contest with the script entitled DON'T HAVE TO BE A CHICK TO ENJOY CHICK FLICKS, which was screened at the 2013 Chick Flicks Film Festival. Most recently, Natasha’s 2017 Dallas 48 Hour Film Project, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMEONE BLUE won Best Film, Best Writing as well as Best Cinematography. Natasha was recently hired as the producer, writer, and director for 7 Public Service Announcements for Women In Film Dallas.

 

Her screenplays have been rewarded with numerous nominations, especially THE ZODIAC DATER which has recently won the Scriptapalooza Fellowship, and the first draft of most recent screenplay, PANDORA’S VOODOO made it as a Second Rounder at the Austin Film Festival. 


So far, Natasha has worked as a writer/script doctor on more than 20 films, as an assistant director in 15, directed 10, and produced over 15. Her short films have been screened in more than 25 various national and international film festivals. Loving every aspect of the film industry, she created the Film Festival With A Twist in Montreal, worked as a board member of Women In Films Dallas, and Dallas Screenwriters Association as well as hosted her first 10-week screenwriting workshop to help others fulfill their dreams as well.

Born French Canadian, Natasha’s origins are a melting pot: Greek, Turkish, Serbo-Croatian and Haitian. By embracing her ethnicities/cultures and her femininity, she brings into play unique wits and cultural backgrounds. Since she started to write, she knew she would use her voice to share her fervency for esoteric subjects through unique perspectives to challenge the status quo ways of thinking in a fun, entertaining way.

 

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PANDORA'S  VOODOO
Feature Film
Battling last-stage cancer, a runaway prison convict, allegedly guilty of killing his wife, kidnaps his grandson and granddaughter for a chance to share his real story while being chased by his daughter and the law.
 
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CONSIDER coverage by ScreenCraft Film Fund

QuarterFinalist, ScreenCraft Film Fund

CONSIDER, Diverse Voices Contest/WeScreenplay

SECOND ROUND, 2019 Austin Film Festival

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THE ZODIAC DATER
Feature Film
Adrian Sharp, a witty aspiring Scorpio novelist, gets dumped by his Pisces fiancée after an argument about astrology. He sets out to write a book to teach men how to beat the zodiac, by dating 12 women, one of each sign. His book goes awry when one of his dates finds out and turns his life upside down after she vows to stop him from publishing...
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RECOMMEND coverage by Scriptwriter Central

WINNER, 2017 Scriptapalooza Fellowship

Top 5 Finalist, 2014 Big Star Screenwriting Comp.

Finalist, Roy W. Dean Grants, '14 Summer Film Grant

Finalist, 2014 Summer Britt Penrod Audience Award

Finalist, 2013 Back in the Box Competition

QuarterFinalist, NexTV's 2012 Writing & Pitch Comp

Top 100 Finalist, 2010 The Emerging Screenwriters 

QuarterFinalist, 2010 Fresh Voices Screenplay Cont.

Honorable Mention, Writers Digest’s Screenwriting

Finalist, Scr(i)pt Magazine Open Door Contest Sponsored by Underground Management

QuarterFinalist, AAA Screenplay Contest Sponsored by Creative Screenwriting​

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CatFest 
Feature Film

An homage to cats and cat lovers, this kitty flick follows four cat finalists and their humans on the beginning of their journey as they submit and are accepted to the Internet Cat Videos Festival.

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The Film Festival Project
TV Show

A show about film festivals and the people who make it happen to give the audience a taste of what goes on and what to do at film festivals.

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Karma on Fire

Feature Film

 

Pyrophobic and affected by irrational visions, a pregnant, 3D photographer investigates the karmic actions and relationships of her past lives - from medieval times in Spain, to the Ottoman invasion in Italy and to the time of colonization in New France - which starts to reappear in actual, contemporary life in all kinds and forms...

 
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Preliminary Finalist, 2013 Creative World Awards Competition
KEEP MOVIN' 

Feature Film

 

A submissive 30-year-old man thinks he can take charge of his life by leaving his controlling wife with nothing but a note... On the morning of their flight to the Soccer World Cup.

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CONSIDER coverage by Screenplay Readers

Top 100 Finalist, 2011 Sundance’s Table Read My Screenplay Contest

Courage & Fortitude Award Nominee, 2010 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition

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Women in Film Dallas   
PSAs (7 x 30 secs)
  
2019
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ILLEGAL 
Short (22 mins)
2019
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In a nation so divided politically, as the United States, can laws and compassion co-exist within the judicial system?
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RED DOTS 
Short (13 mins)
2019
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Long-time traditional artist, Reece London, faces an ever-growing enthusiasm for contemporary art from the zany people who surround her.

BEST COMEDY SHORT, Simply Indie Festival, Feb. 20-22, 2020

BEST SATIRE, Pensacola Indie Fringe and Comedy Festival, Jan. 3-4, 2020

Dallas Filmmakers Alliance Premiere, Dec. 5, 2019

Miami Independent Film Festival, 2019

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Industry Influencers  
YouTube Series (15-20 mins)
  
2019
DIRECTOR / CAMERA OPERATOR
Empowering business partners with marketing resources through the power of storytelling and networking.
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Something Borrowed, Someone Blue  
Short (6 mins)
 
2017
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When your something old gets in the way of your something new.
WINNER BEST FILM,
WINNER BEST WRITING,
WINNER BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Dallas 48 Hours Film Project 2017
 
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Don't Have To Be A Chick...
      To Love Chick Flicks! 
by Lisha Brock - Short  (4 mins)
 
2013
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WINNER - Chick Flicks Film Fest's Script Contest
 
 
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Let's Bake a Movie!
by Lisha Brock - Promo (4 mins)
  
2012
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Chick Flicks Film Festival Promo

Fort Worth Bizarre Film Festival, June 9, 2013

WIFTI 2013 All around the World Showcase

Chicks Flicks Film Festival, October 16-18, 2012

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The Inflicted
by Matthan Harris - Feature (86 mins)
 
2011
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Everyone has a dark side...

In 1992, six-year-old David O’Hara witnessed his father, Richard O’Hara, murder his two-year-old sister in Waco, Texas. David also lost his mother two years prior when she died while giving birth to his sister. In adulthood, David becomes a psychopath, like his father, and he starts kidnapping young women while enrolled in a medical school in Dallas.

WorldFest-Houston Film Festival 2013: Won the Gold Remi Award for Best First Feature
Fright Night Horror Weekend 2015: Runner Up, Best Feature Length Slasher Film & Honorable Mention, Best US Horror Slasher Feature

Fright Night Film Festival, 2015 Nominated for: 

    Best US Horror Slasher Feature

    Best Feature-Length Slasher Film

WINNER Gold Remi Award WorldFest Houston '13

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SERVICE ANIMAL 
Short (6 mins)
2019
FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Preboarding 50-50 Airlines flight to Los Angeles is going smoothly until one passenger arrives with a shocking service animal.
THE LUMP 
Promo (3 mins)
2018
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A Male Gynecologist's Journey with Breast Cancer.
 
CROWDFUNDING WAS A SUCCESS!!
THANK YOU TO ALL!
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Wanted: Natasha Paris 
Short (3 mins)
 
2015
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Here’s a fun, entertaining short to learn more about my work and me.
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PSA: DARCC 
by Kalisa Wade - PSA (48 sec)
 
2013
FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
The Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center (DARCC) provides a comprehensive and compassionate response to individuals impacted by sexual violence through advocacy, education, and prevention. DARCC is the only independent, full-service rape crisis center in Dallas County. The 24-hour hotline is 214-641-RAPE (7273). For more information, please check their website dallasrapecrisis.org.
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THE ROSES 
Family Drama Webseries (3 x 9 mins)
2011
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Click to view:
Webisode 1
Webisode 2
Webisode 3
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Priscilla 
by Brittany Joyner - Short (28 mins)
 
2010
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For nearly the past 3 decades, Priscilla Mouldy has lived a common British life. That all changes when everything she thinks she doesn't need makes an entrance.
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Perry's Grind
by Dan Curtis - Short (19 mins)
 
2015
FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Perry's Grind is the story of a loner. A beaten-down guy who feels that time and circumstances have colluded against his search to find someone who "gets" him. The first hint of attention Perry receives leads to bad decisions and it's not until those decisions run their course that Perry realizes that maybe (just maybe) that what he was looking for was never all that far away in the first place.
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Empty Calories
Short (7 mins)
 
2011
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Aired on KERA TV: 25th Anniversary Frame of Mind Program, “Texas Tales” episode. November 02, 2017
 
TXMPA Traveling Showcase, 2015
Bronze Remi Award WINNER, Houston WordFest '13
DSA Showcase, 2011
Chicks Flicks Film Festival, 2011
USA Film Festival, 2011
 
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Margaritas On The Road 
Short (9 mins)
2011
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Short Film / Webisode

Sponsored by Cirque du Soleil

New Filmmakers (NYC), May 27, 2014

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Technically Crazy
by Dan Riddle & Greg Shouse - Feature (88 mins)
 
2010
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Self Medicated Film Festival, Austin, TX, 2014

Red Rock Film Festival

Oaxaca Film Festival, Oaxaca, Mexico

Louisville’s International Festival of Film

The Boonies International Film Festival, Warren, PA
Award of Excellence - The Indie Fest

Gwinnett International Film Festival

Fort Myers Film Festival
WINNER – Best Narrative Feature 
WINNER – Audience Choice Award

  Santa Monica Independent Film Festival

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ENTER The VOID
A Film by Gaspar Noé - Feature (161 mins)
 
2008
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Nominee Main Competition, Camerimage 2010

Nominee Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival 2009

Nominee Best Director, Indiewire Critics' Poll 2010

Nominee Midnight Audience Award, SXSW 2010

Nominee Best Director, Village Voice Film Poll 2010

Nominee Best Undistributed Film. VVF Poll 2009

WINNER Narcisse Award

  Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival 2010

WINNER Best Cinematography

WINNER Special Prize of the Jury

Nominee Best Film

  Sitges Catalonian International Film Festival 2009

 
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Wushu Warrior
by Alain Desrochers - Feature (100 mins)
2008
Fate made him a great warrior... Vengeance will determine his destiny.
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Compulsion 1897  (11 mins)
How far an unusual feeling can take you…
 
2007
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Original French and English versions 

Sponsored by Cirque du Soleil

Delray Beach Film Festival, May 19-24, 2009

Clermont-Ferrand Film Market, France, 2009

Independent’s Film Fest (Tampa, FL), Sept. 2008

Short Corner Film Market, Cannes, May 14-24, '08

Ohio International Film Festival, 2008

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Revue Stop - TV commercial   (60 sec.)
Short Stories and Fairy Tales Magazine
 
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Roxy Solo  (7 mins)
Innovative short film on the complexity and self-examination of a modern woman's life as witnessed through her own eyes and thoughts.
 
2006
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Original French and English versions

Delray Beach Film Festival, May 19-24, 2009

Brno 16 Int’l Competitive Festival of Short Fiction Films, October 17-22

Australian International Film Festival, October 21-28

  "A triumph of neo-feminist story telling"

           -Aron D'Souza, AIFF’s Executive Director

  “I enjoyed ROXY SOLO. I liked seeing the world as

    the woman saw it.”

           -Yhane Washington,

           Chicks with Flicks Film Fest’s Founder/Director

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Y Neize  (It's Snowing)   (3 mins)
Music Video for Les Frères Brosse
 
1993
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Emotional Arithmetic 
(a.k.a Autumn Hearts: A New Beginning) 
by Paolo Barzman - Feature (99 mins)
 
2007
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A story of redemption, healing and reconciliation ignited by the reunion of three survivors of Drancy, the WWII internment camp just outside of Paris.

Nominee Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Christopher Plummer;

Nominee Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Max von Sydow;

Nominee Best Achievement in Music - Original Score Normand Corbeil;

  Genie Awards 2009

Nominee Best Actress Susan Sarandon, Jutra 2009

Nominee Best Cinematography, Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards 2008

Nominee Best Performance - Leading Young Actress Regan Jewitt  Young Artist Awards 2008

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Solitude  (18 min.)

One can find a thing at an unexpected place,

as one can find a friend at a most unexpected time...

 
2001
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Annual Vancouver Island Ind’t Film, Video and New Media Festival, August 4-6, 2001

Rhode Island Int'l Film Festival, August 8-13, 2001

5th Short Film Festival of Parthenay (France), 2001

XVIème Festival International du Court-Métrage (France), October 4-7, 2001

Canadian Int'l Annual Film Festival, Oct. 11-13, 2001

Brno 16 Int’l Competitive Festival of Short Fiction Films (Czech Republic), October 25-28, 2001

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