WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
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 Paris 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.
Nene Nwoko is an actress, producer and founder of Bufine Productions. She began her career in the entertainment industry as an actress and a model. Prior to getting into acting, Nene worked in the retail e-Commerce sector as a Web Producer and as e-Commerce Marketing Manager. With a combined 17 years experience in both industries, she decided to get behind the scenes and start producing films and shows that entertains, informs the mind and speaks to the heart. Nene is known for films and TV shows like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Penitent Thief, A Man Called Jon, Day 5, Your Worst Nightmare, The Sky Princess and many more. Nene is also a producing partner on the TV Show entitled On This Site. A TV show about the Historical Markers of Texas.
Films that Nene played the Lead Actress in won awards in various festivals. 2009’s “The Okra Principle,” received an AMAA nomination for “Best Film by an African Filmmaker in Diaspora,” 2011’s “Mystery of Birds” won an AMAA for “Best Film by an African Living Abroad,” and 2014’s “Take The Spotlight” won “Best Filmmaker” at the 9th Annual Peachtree Village International Film Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. “I Am More,” a documentary film project for the Texas Offenders Reentry Initiative (T.O.R.I), received a Lone Star Emmy Award in 2014.