Special Blood

Director

Documentary
Feature

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.


Electric Lights

Producer

Romantic Thriller
Feature

"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

THE BEAUTIFUL DEAD

Producer

Southern Thriller, Feature

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

solace in her older friend, Claire, and her boyfriend, Byrd. But in the slow burn of a single afternoon, while the three friends consume the day's fleeting

moments, their lives are torn apart at the hands of a stranger with terrifying intentions. Surviving the traumatic event, Grace becomes reclusive, while

her father tries to comfort her tortured mind. Before she can find peace, she is revisited by the stranger, who will stop at nothing to have her.

It is here, where she will discover who she is and what she is capable of.

WINNER OF SCRIPT PIPELINE'S FIRST LOOK CONTEST

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


ARENA

Director • Producer

USA, 11:03, Color, HD

A fierce study in urban social combat condensed to a cage fight.


THE NIGHT COUNTRY

Producer

Horror, Feature

One night in a small town, sleep paralysis takes ahold.

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 FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE VIDEO DANSE DE BOURGOGNE, PARK CITY FILM MUSIC FESTIVAL, THIRD COAST DANCE FILM FESTIVAL, 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 CERTIFICATE OF DISTINCTION AT THE AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL

NOMINATED FOR BEST SHORT FILM & BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM AT THE FEMALE EYE FILM FESTIVAL IN TORONTO


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


DISCOVER

Director

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.

CHASING JULES

Producer

Music Documentary, Feature

Written and Directed by Eddie Cha

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.


INVISIBLE CHAINS

Co-Director • Producer

Social Documentary, Feature

Invisible Chains examines the practice in Ghana of child fostering, which has devolved into exploitation and slavery, through the crusade of

Evan Robbins to free these children from the cycle of poverty, ignorance, and bondage through his organization, Breaking The Chain Through Education.


IMMORTAL

Director

Science Fiction Thriller, Feature

A female scientist discovers a cure for death and takes fanatical measures to fight against her own mortality.


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.


OUT OF HER ELEMENT

Producer

Drama, USA, 15:53, Color, HD

Written and Directed by Diane Lansing

When a chance meeting brings two estranged friends, Didi and Ellis, back together, they are forced to confront their inner demons and their past.


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 (2012), winner of the Jury Award for Best Director at the L-Dub Film Festival; For Water (2010), nominated for Best Short and Best Experimental Film at the Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto; and Surgeon General's Warning (2011), official selection of festivals across the USA and France. Metzger is currently in production for the documentary Special Blood and in development for Invisible Chains: The Slave Children of Ghana. She recently completed ARENA (2014), a fierce study in human conflict.

Metzger is currently producing Southern thriller The Beautiful Dead (winner of Script Pipeline's First Look Contest), dark romance Electric Lights, and music documentary Chasing Jules. Her other producing credits include Sacrament (2014), a dark film about cult mentality that she created and executive produced based on her award-winning stage work; The Empty Morning (2014) by Romanian filmmaker Carina Tautu; and Out of Her Element (2013) by Diane Lansing.

In the advertising world, she associate produced the PSA An Ordinary Day (2012), winner of a Gold Aurora Award; directed Discover (2013), a commercial for the Verdi Chorus; and produced Susan & Rose (2014), a commercial for Caregivers. She was recently selected to direct a PSA for Camp Kesem.

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.

To contact Natalie, email her at natalie (at) metzart (dot) org