NATALIA LEITE is a writer/director/actor, born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her feature film debut, “Bare,” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015, starring Dianna Agron (Glee), Paz De La Huerta (Enter The Void), and Chris Zylka (The Leftovers). The film was released by IFC Films and Paramount Pictures. She often deals with sexuality in her work, which has been described as having “a bracing, assertive style” (Variety), “emotional intelligence and sensitivity” (LA Times), and as “cementing the reign over highly stylized and sexually progressive dramas” (Slant).
Her second feature “M.F.A.”, a psychological thriller centered around rape crimes in a university, premiered at SXSW 2017 in narrative competition. It stars Francesca Eastwood and is scheduled for a theatrical distribution in the fall. She is a frequent contributor to Vice Media, creating original content like the provocative Vice show “Every Woman,” which has garnered over 8 million views. She co-created and starred in the series “Be Here Nowish” on Vimeo. Her work has been featured in The Sunday Times, 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 NY Women In Film & Television, Apple Store Talks, IFP Filmmaker Conference, and numerous Universities. She also directs music videos and commercials.