Natalie Metzger explores the dark, surreal side of human nature with her visually rich and thoughtful work.
She received the Best Director Jury Award at the L-Dub Film Festival for BARELY, a motion poem of memory and isolation, and Best Short and Best Experimental Film nominations at the Female Eye Film Festival for FOR WATER, a collaboration with dancers from Indonesia and America. Social combat spirals inside an ancient stone circle in her film ARENA, which won Best Experimental Film at the California Women’s Film Festival and the River Rhythm Award at the Silent River Film Festival. Her silent thriller SACRAMENT received the Most Controversial Film Award at the L-Dub Film Festival.
In the advertising world, she has received two Aurora Awards (both Platinum Best of Show) and a Telly Award for the commercials that she has directed.
She is currently completing documentary SPECIAL BLOOD that was selected for the Cinecause Women’s Initiative and is in development for sci-fi thriller IMMORTAL.
Metzger holds a Master of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts and a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude and received the Sudler Award in the Arts and the Pioneer Award.