SPECIAL BLOOD

DIRECTOR • PRODUCER

Documentary, Feature, USA, Color, HD

www.specialblood.com

Five patients with a dramatic, rare disease fight to live normal lives. Faced with a life-threatening condition,

these patients join together to conquer adversity, finding strength in each other and their small but strong community.


ARENA

DIRECTOR • PRODUCER

USA, 11:03, Color, HD

ARENA captures the intense spiraling of corporate social combat inside an ancient stone circle. Eons ago, societies built stone circles, centers of power.

Centuries later, they built cities that maintained large stone walls to enclose them. In cities now, even without those walls, we still feel the concentrated energy of many

human wills, loves, hopes, and fears. We feel the energy of how they all collide and create that urban intensity. Living in cities, we step out of our privacy into an arena of

people supporting each other, battling each other, watching each other and being watched, meeting each other, slipping by each other, taking the measure of each other. 

DISCOVER

DIRECTOR • EDITOR

Commercial, USA, :30, Color, HD

A sophisticated presentation of the operatic Verdi Chorus that highlights their talent and encourages Santa Monica residents to discover their local treasure.

Winner of a Platinum Best of Show Aurora Award

SACRAMENT

CREATOR • EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

USA, 35:25, Color, HD

www.sacramentthefilm.com

A woman becomes caught up in a cult and their ritual dance for a strange deity.

"Visually arresting and intriguing... The images are nearly primal in power."

-Matthew Diamond, Oscar-nominated director of Dancemaker

Official Selection of the Sao Carlos Videodance Festival


THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD

PRODUCER

Southern Thriller, Feature, USA, Color

Smeared against the green sprawl of rural Arkansas, 19-year-old Grace seeks independence from her widowed father.

Consuming the fleeting moments of an afternoon with her friends, Grace's life is suddenly torn apart by a stranger with

terrifying intentions. Her father is helpless to comfort her in the traumatic aftermath, and before her tortured mind can

find peace, Grace is revisited by the stranger. It is here, where she will discover who she is and what she is capable of.

Winner of Script Pipeline's First Look Contest

ELECTRIC LIGHTS

PRODUCER

Romantic Thriller, Feature, USA, Color, HD

Based on a true story. Volt was a Korean-American UCLA honors graduate turned porn director.

Haley was a Mexican-American field worker for the Green Party turned porn star. In the summer of

2007, Volt and Haley were married. Within two months, they were both dead. This is their love story.

"An intense, headlong journey into a neon-hued world of drugs and sexual abandon.
It's a dark thriller, a trip through Hell, a love story." -Michael Fallon, writer of The Mask


BARELY

DIRECTOR • PRODUCER • EDITOR

USA, 3:33, Color, HD

A motion poem of memory and isolation

Winner of the Jury Award for Best Director at the L-Dub Film Festival


FOR WATER

DIRECTOR • PRODUCER • EDITOR

USA, 7:11, Color, HD

A collaboration between dancers from Indonesia and America, For Water is inspired by the importance of water to the islands of Indonesia

and to water-starved California. The film follows the pilgrimage of five spirits to a sacred place to perform their centennial ritual for water.

Winner of the Certificate of Distinction at the American Dance Festival

Nominated for Best Short Film and Best Experimental Film at the Female Eye Film Festival


SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING

DIRECTOR • PRODUCER • EDITOR

USA, 5:31, Color, HD

Grit and noise. Heels and ash. Inhale... A day in the life of an addict.

Official Selection of the International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy,

Park City Film Music Festival, Third Coast Dance Film Festival, L-Dub Film Festival

DEAR MOM

DIRECTOR

Commerical, USA, Color, HD

Camp Kesem is a free summer camp for children of parents who have cancer.


SUSAN & ROSE

PRODUCER

Commercial, USA, :30, Color, HD

Rose is an elderly woman in need of friendship. Susan is a Caregivers volunteer that visits weekly to

bring joy and meaning to the sunset of Rose's life. This is one day in the story of their relationship.

Winner of a Bronze Telly Award

OUT OF HER ELEMENT

PRODUCER

Drama, USA, 15:53, Color, HD

Written and Directed by Diane Lansing

Two estranged women are forced to confront their inner demons when a chance meeting brings them back together.

Official Selection of the Cinema at the Edge Film Festival

CHASING JULES

PRODUCER • DIRECTOR

Music Documentary, Feature, USA, Color, HD

www.chasingjules.com

One fan's journey as he backtracks through a musician's history to rediscover the art inside the artist that changed his life.

Chasing Jules explores the connection between Andy LaValle, a fan reaching mid-life, and Jules Shear, an artist doing the same.


THE EMPTY MORNING

PRODUCER

Drama, USA, 15:01, Color, HD

Written and Directed by Romanian filmmaker Carina Tautu

Sometimes the only thing that we're left with in life is what we steal in a moment.

Michelle, a top university student, has a random, intimate encounter with street-smart Adonis, only to have the lingering moment shattered.



Natalie Metzger is an award-winning filmmaker whose work explores the dark, surreal side of human nature and is recognized for being "visually rich and thoughtful".

Her directing credits include BARELY (winner of the Jury Award for Best Director at the L-Dub Film Festival), FOR WATER (Best Short and Best Experimental Film nominee at the Female Eye Film Festival), DISCOVER (winner of the Platinum Best of Show Aurora Award), SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING (official selection of festivals in America and France), and ARENA (a fierce study in corporate social combat). Currently, Metzger is completing production for healthcare documentary SPECIAL BLOOD, in post-production for Camp Kesem commercial DEAR MOM, and in development for science fiction thriller IMMORTAL.

Metzger created and executive produced SACRAMENT (an experimental film about cult mentality based on her award-winning stage work), associate produced the earthquake preparation psa AN ORDINARY DAY (winner of a Gold Aurora Award), produced the Caregivers commercial SUSAN & ROSE (winner of a Bronze Telly Award), and produced THE EMPTY MORNING by Romanian filmmaker Carina Tautu and Diane Lansing's OUT OF HER ELEMENT (official selection of the Cinema at the Edge Festival). She is currently producing Southern thriller THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD (winner of Script Pipeline's First Look Contest), romantic thriller ELECTRIC LIGHTS, and music documentary CHASING JULES.

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. She teaches at California Institute of the Arts and Pierce College.

To contact Natalie, email her at nm@nataliemetz.com