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 in US theaters nationwide, and by Paramount Pictures in the UK. She often deals with sexuality in her work, which has been described as having “emotional intelligence and sensitivity” (LA Times), and as “cementing the reign over highly stylized and sexually progressive dramas” (Slant).
She is a frequent contributor to Vice Media, creating original content like the provocative Vice show “Every Woman,” which has garnered over 6 million views. Her acclaimed web series “Be Here Nowish,” currently in it’s second season, has been featured in The Sunday Times, The New Yorker, The Guardian, Vogue, among other publications. Together with Alexandra Roxo she co-owns the production company Purple Milk. Natalia was listed in 2015 as one of Indiewire’s Filmmakers To Watch and has been a featured panelist for NY Women In Film Television, Apple Store Talks, and IFP Filmmaker Conference. She is a recipient of the Kodak Grant Award, a Sundance Screenwriters Lab Finalist, and a 2013 QAM Fellow. She also directs music videos, commercials, and documentaries.