Second Unit Director
NATASHA PARIS Second Unit Director
Born and raised in the vibrant cultural tapestry of Montreal, Natasha's origins reflect a fascinating blend of Greek, Armenian, and Haitian heritage. From her early years, she
exhibited a passion for storytelling, crafting an impressive array of 30 feature screenplays during her teenage days. Upon reaching university age, Natasha embarked on a formal
education in screenwriting, honing her skills and refining her craft. Graduating with a deep-seated determination to make her mark in the film industry, Natasha's multifaceted journey led her to various roles, including acting, assisting producers, directing, first assistant, script supervisor, and more. Notably, Natasha found a home at BBR Productions, a renowned
Montreal-based film production company specializing in compelling broadcast media, such as "EMOTIONAL ARITHMETIC," featuring Susan Sarandon, Max Von Sydown, Gabriel Byrne, and Christopher Plummer; reality TV with "PAST LIVES;" documentary with "THE DEVIL WITHIN," and cinematic endeavors like "WUSHU WARRIOR," and "ENTER THE VOID," directed by Gaspar Noé. Natasha's directorial ventures of short films received international acclaim. "SOLITUDE" was showcased in prestigious festivals such as the Rhode Island and Brno 16, gaining recognition for its poignant storytelling. Her short film "COMPULSION 1897" made waves at events like the Delray Beach Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand Film Market, and Cannes’ Short Film Corner. Among her directorial successes, "EMPTY CALORIES" earned her a coveted WorldFest Houston Bronze Remi Award. "MARGARITAS ON THE ROAD," her second project sponsored by Cirque du Soleil, further established her reputation as a filmmaker with a unique vision. “SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMEONE BLUE” won Best Film, Best Writing as well as Best Cinematography. Natasha was hired as the producer, writer, and director for 7 Public Service Announcements for Women In Film Dallas. Her screenplays have also been rewarded with numerous nominations, especially “THE ZODIAC DATER,” which won the Scriptapalooza Fellowship, as well as “PANDORA’S VOODOO” which made it as a Second Rounder at the Austin Film Festival. Natasha's impact extends beyond her own projects. She lent her expertise as a writer and script doctor to more than 20 films. In her role as a first assistant director, she ensured seamless coordination and execution to over 12 productions. As a producer, she demonstrated her organizational prowess by bringing more than 15 projects to fruition. Her directorial ventures resonated with audiences across 20 national and international film festivals. Natasha's passion for fostering talents led her to establish the "FILM FESTIVAL WITH A TWIST" in Montreal in 2003. During her tenure as a board member of Women In Films Dallas, she contributed to initiatives that supported and uplifted aspiring women in the field, embodying her commitment to inclusivity and mentorship.