WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
As a teen, Natasha Paris wrote 30 feature screenplays, which served as a practice run until she was old enough to study screenwriting at the university. For BBR Productions, a renowned Montreal-based film production company specializing in dramatic broadcast media, Natasha worked on EMOTIONAL ARITHMETIC (Susan Sarandon, Max Von Sydow, Gabriel Byrne, and Christopher Plummer); ENTER THE VOID, directed by Gaspar Noé, and more.
Natasha’s first short SOLITUDE was screened in more than 6 national and international film festivals including Rhode Island and Brno 16 Film Festival. Her short COMPULSION 1897 was screened at such festivals as the Delray Beach Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand Film Market, and Cannes’ Short Film Corner. She wrote and directed EMPTY CALORIES (winner of a WorldFest Houston Film Festival Bronze Remi Award and screened on KERA TV as part of the Frame of Mind program in Fall 2017) and MARGARITAS ON THE ROAD, her second short sponsored by Cirque du Soleil. She won the Chick Flicks 2013 Promo Script Contest with the screenplay DON'T HAVE TO BE A CHICK TO ENJOY CHICK FLICKS. Most recently, Natasha’s Dallas 48 Hour Film Project, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMEONE BLUE won Best Film, Best Writing as well as Best Cinematography. Natasha was recently hired as the producer, writer, and director for 7 Public Service Announcements for Women In Film Dallas. Her screenplays have been rewarded with numerous nominations, especially THE ZODIAC DATER which won the Scriptapalooza Fellowship and most recently PANDORA’S VOODOO - her first draft made it as a Second Rounder at the Austin Film Festival. So far, Natasha’s short films have been screened in more than 20 various national and international film festivals.
Born French Canadian, Natasha’s origins are a melting pot: Greek, Turkish, French, Serbo-Croatian and Haitian. By embracing her ethnicities/cultures and her femininity, she brings into play unique wits and cultural backgrounds. Since she started to write at the age of 14, she knew she would use her voice to share her fervency for esoteric subjects through unique perspectives to challenge the status quo ways of thinking in a fun, entertaining way.
Here’s a fun, entertaining short to learn more about my work and me:
Wanted: Natasha Paris
Winn is a native Texan based in Dallas and works around the US. His 25+ years as an award-winning commercial photographer led him into the world of video/cinematography in 2013. Since then Winn has produced, directed and filmed numerous commercial projects for clients like Volkswagen, True Value Hardware, University of North Texas and many others. His aerial drone work has been featured in TV commercials, a PBS documentary filmed in New Mexico and numerous advertising projects.
AWARDS: Winn’s advertising commercial “The Voice of Melanie Murphy”, which he co-directed, produced and was the DP on won two Bronze Telly Awards in 2019 and Winn was nominated for a 2018 Marketer of the Year award by the American Marketing Association.