NATALIA LEITE is a Brazilian writer/director. Her work has been described as having “a bracing, assertive style” (Variety), “emotional intelligence and sensitivity” (LA Times), and as “cementing the reign over highly stylized, sexually progressive dramas” (Slant).


Her feature film “M.F.A.”, a psychological thriller centered around rape crimes in a university, premiered at SXSW 2017 and was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize. The film stars Francesca Eastwood, Peter Vack, and Clifton Collins Jr, and was released in theaters October 2017.Her feature film debut, “Bare,” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015, starring Dianna Agron. The film was released by IFC Films and Paramount Pictures. Natalia 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 has been a featured speaker for NY Women In Film & Television, Apple Store Talks, IFP Filmmaker Conference, and numerous Universities. She also directs branded content.