Nathalie Álvarez Mesén

Projektroller: Regissör, Manusförfattare, Klippare

Nathalie is a Swedish-Costa Rican writer/director. She was born in Sweden but spend most of her childhood and teen years in Costa Rica and, after high school, moved back to Sweden to study film and received a BFA in physical acting at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. Currently she’s finishing her M.F.A. in Screenwriting at Columbia University in New York, while working on the development of her first feature film Clara Sola.

Clara Sola, that is one of the backed projects by the Hubert Bals Fund, has been presented in co-production markets such as No Borders International Co-production Market during IFP Week, San Sebastian Film Festival’s Co-Production Forum, Film London Market and Bogotá Audiovisual Market. It was also selected for the Lab Eave Puentes 2016, Equinox Screenwriting lab, the Latino Screenwriting Project and the Cine Qua Non Lab.

Nathalie’s previous  short ”Filip”, was awarded Best Live-Action Film under 15 minutes in Palm Springs Shortfest 2016 and has screened in prestigious festivals such as Oberhausen, LA Film Festival, Outfest, Hamptons, New Orleans, among others. Her short ”Asunder” premiered at the Stockholm Film Festival, screened at the Telluride Film Festival 2016 as part of the program Calling Cards and was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick.

Nathalie is alumna of STHLM Debut, Berlinale Talents, TIFF Talent Lab, Guadalajara Talents and NYFF Artist Academy. Nathalie is also a member of the Brooklyn Film Collective.

Filmtips: Rosetta, Lore, The Act of Killing, Fish Tank, Stop the Pounding Heart


MFA, Regissör och Manusförfattare, Columbia University, 2015-2018

Manusförfattare, Broby Grafiska, 2013-2014

BFA, Mimprogrammet, STDH, 2010-2013

Filmlinje, Fridhems Folkhögskola, 2008-2010, Svalöv

Socialantropologi I, SU, 2007


"Molt", fiktion, 2018 / Regi

"Shelter", fiktion, 2018 / Regi/manus

"Släppa Taget", fiktion, 2016 / Regi/manus

"Vi känner inget alls", fiktion, 2015 / Regi/manus

"Filip", fiktion, 2015 / Regi/manus

"Catwalk", fiktion, 2015 / Regiassistent

”Inte blå”, fiktion, 2011 / Regi, manus

"Banga inte",2011/ Castingsassistent

”R.o.V” , fiktion, 2010/ Regias

"Telescopio" (Vinjett till Vårrulen 2010)/ Manus, regi

"Att fånga stunden", dokumentär, 2010/ Medregi, klipp

”Pura Vida”, fiktion, 2009/ Scripta

“Holger och Vilde”, fiktion, 2009/ Scripta

"Maskros", fiktion, 2009/ FAD

"Kl 15", dokumentär, 2009/ Regi, manus, foto drivs av Film Stockholm med stöd av Region Stockholm och Botkyrka kommun

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