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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. Her screenplay THE ZODIAC DATER has been nominated in many screenplay contests and most recently won the Scriptapalooza Fellowship.

 

So far, Natasha has worked as a writer/script doctor on 20 films, as an assistant director in 12, directed 10, and produced over 15. Her short films have been screened in 20 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 hosted her first 10-week screenwriting workshop to help others fulfill their dreams as well.

 

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THE ZODIAC DATER
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...
WRITER / DIRECTOR

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​

THE LUMP
A Male Gynecologist's Journey with Breast Cancer.
 
PRODUCER
See webpage for more details.
 
CROWDFUNDING STARTING SOON!
Keep Movin' 

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.

WRITER / DIRECTOR

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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Something Borrowed, Someone Blue  (6 mins)
  
2017
WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
WINNER BEST FILM,
WINNER BEST WRITING,
WINNER BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Dallas 48 Hours Film Project 2017
 
Wanted: Natasha Paris  (3 mins)
 
2015
WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
Here’s a fun, entertaining short to learn more about my work and me.
Perry's Grind  (19 mins)
By Dan Curtis
 
2015
FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
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Don't Have To Be A Chick...
      To Love Chick Flicks!   (4 mins)
By Lisha Brock
 
2013
WRITER / PRODUCER / 1ST ASSIST. DIRECTOR
WINNER - Chick Flicks Film Fest's Script Contest
 
 
PSA: DARCC   (48 sec)
By Kalisa Wade
 
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.
Empty Calories   (7 mins)
 
2011
WRITER / DIRECTOR
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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Let's Bake a Movie!  (4 mins)
By Lisha Brock
  
2012
PRODUCER / FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

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
Everyone has a dark side...
 
2011
FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Fright Night Film Festival, 2015

WINNER Gold Remi Award WorldFest Houston '13

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THE ROSES  (3 x 9 mins)
Family Drama Webseries
 
2011
DIRECTOR
Click to view:
Webisode 1
Webisode 2
Webisode 3
Margaritas On The Road   (9 mins)
The Taste of Freedom
  
2011
WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER

Short Film / Webisode

Sponsored by Cirque du Soleil

New Filmmakers (NYC), May 27, 2014

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Priscilla  (short)
When life gives you lemons... throw them hard!
  
2010
FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
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Technically Crazy
  
2010
FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

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
 
2008
ASSISTANT TO PRODUCER

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

 
Wushu Warrior
A Film by Alain Desrochers
Fate made him a great warrior... Vengeance will determine his destiny.
2008
ASSISTANT TO PRODUCER
Emotional Arithmetic 
(a.k.a Autumn Hearts: A New Beginning) 
A Film by Paolo Barzman
 
2007
ASSISTANT TO PRODUCER

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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Compulsion 1897  (11 mins)
How far an unusual feeling can take you…
 
2007
WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
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

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
WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER

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

Solitude  (18 min.)

One can find a thing at an unexpected place,

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

 
2001
WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER

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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Revue Stop - TV commercial   (60 sec.)
Short Stories and Fairy Tales Magazine
 
1996
WRITER / DIRECTOR
Y Neize  (It's Snowing)   (3 mins)
Music Video for Les Frères Brosse
 
1993
CARTOONIST
 
 
 

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