As a director, Natalie has worked across stage, audio dramas, video games and short films. Her approach is collaborative and actor-led, finding truthful performance with a strong technical base.
Bringing her own range of experiences as a performer to the table, she particularly loves working on science fiction, fantasy, and character-led stories, and mixing pathos with humour.
A sample of her recent directing work can be found below. If you are interested in getting Natalie on board to direct your next project, please get in contact, she'd love to chat with you!
Natalie is a regular director for New Writing Nights Stitchin' Fiction and Briefs, working with minimal (if any!) props, costumes and rehearsal time.
In 2019 she directed the short play The Turing Test for the SciFi Theatre Festival run by Horatio Theatre, and is delighted to return to directing for them again in the 2020 festival.
With writer Amy Toledano, Stitchin' Fiction
The Turing Test, as part of the 2019 SciFi Theatre Fest
Natalie directs short audio drama plays for The Ragged Scratch Podcast, which she also hosts and produces through her company Ragged Foils. Her aim is to bring the new writing night experience to podcasts and audio drama, and build a creative community that gives opportunities for those looking to gain experience in audio to experiment, fail, succeed and learn.
You can listen to An Ordinary Home, a short audiodrama in the Season 1 Ragged Scratch Podcast lineup that she directed based on the real-life story of the young British women who travelled to Syria to fight alongside the Kurds, below, and listen to the rest of the podcast here.
For more information about Natalie's work with Ragged Foils and The Ragged Scratch Podcast, please head here.
Natalie was performance director on Chill Tweets To Nest To, an audio game for Alexa produced by Elizabeth Simoens about the nesting habits of different birds. You can play it for free on Alexa systems, or through the website here.
Natalie's first screen directing project, for Kyne Productions and based on a scene from John Wick, will be released 2020.
Starring Marta Svetek and Jan Zálabák, with Dita Tantang, James Platt and Jermaine Young
Previously, she has worked as an actor/fight co-ordinator on the Western-spoof short film A Fistful of Nerf.