Natalie Metzger is an award-winning director, writer, and producer, who explores the dark side of human nature with her visually rich and thoughtful work.
Her directing credits include feature documentaries ALONE IN THE GAME (AFI Docs, Outfest) and SPECIAL BLOOD (Dolores Huerta Award for Best Director - Long Beach Indie, Best Feature Documentary - California Women’s FF) and numerous shorts including SLEEP STUDY (part of Hulu’s Bite Size Halloween series), IMMORTAL (Best Narrative Short - Eastern Oregon Film Festival), BARELY (Best Director - L-Dub Film Festival), and ARENA (Best Experimental Film - California Women’s Film Festival). She also directs PSAs and commercials which have been featured in the Washington Post and Huffington Post and won several Telly Awards and Aurora Awards including Platinum Best of Show.
Metzger is an alum of CoverFly’s Endorsed Writers Program and Eastern Oregon’s Filmmaker Residency. Her feature script IMMORTAL won the Gold Prize at the Page International Screenwriting Awards, the Grand Prize in Screencraft’s Sci-Fi Screenwriting Competition, and is in the top 1% of Coverfly’s Red List.
She is also a Spirit Award nominated producer whose films have premiered at top festivals around the world. She is best known for WEREWOLVES WITHIN (starring Sam Richardson and Milana Vayntrub), SXSW Grand Jury Award winner THUNDER ROAD, Sundance darling GREENER GRASS, Jim Cummings’ THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW, Yogi Berra documentary IT AIN’T OVER (Tribeca), IFC’s erotic thriller THE BETA TEST, and horror SPOONFUL OF SUGAR (Fantastic Fest). She is also known for producing many short films, most notably Dawn Luebbe’s DRESS A COW (SXSW), Jim Cummings’ THE ROBBERY (Sundance), and Alden Ehrenreich’s upcoming short SHADOW BROTHER SUNDAY. Metzger is currently the Vice President of Production & Development at Vanishing Angle.
Metzger holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and is a Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Emory University, where she received the Sudler Award in the Arts and the Pioneer Award.