Natalia Leite is a filmmaker born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her directorial debut “Bare,” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015 starring DIANNA AGRON, and was released by IFC and Paramount Pictures. Her second feature “M.F.A.,” a psychological thriller centered around rape crimes in a university, premiered at SXSW in 2017 and starred FRANCESCA EASTWOOD. The film was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at SXSW and was released in theaters in October 2017. Her work has been described as having “a bracing assertive style” (Variety) and “emotional intelligence” (LA Times). She is a frequent contributor to VICE Media, creating original content link the provocative show “Every Woman.”
Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, The Guardian, Vogue, among other publications. Natalia was listed in 2015 as one of Indiewire’s Filmmakers to Watch and has been a featured speaker for NYWFT, IFP Filmmaker Conference, numerous film festivals and universities. She has created branded content for Vans, The North Face, Vice, Budlight, and Nasty Gal, among others.