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Natalie Shirinian is an award winning director, writer, actress, and the founder of the Los Angeles based production company NES FILMS. She has been featured in Vogue, InStyle’s February 2020 Badass Women Issue, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, Interview Magazine, AnOther Magazine, and The Coveteur, amongst many others.

Natalie began her career in film as an actress appearing in television, film, and commercials.

Her directorial debut documentary film, INTERIOR MOTIVES captured the connection between fashion and design through the perspectives of industry leaders like Michele Lamy, Maria Cornejo, Tommy Hilfiger, amongst other influencers and icons. Interior Motives has been featured in Variety, Surface, T Magazine, Architectural Digest, Hollywood Reporter, AnOther and Vogue. On the festival circuit, the film has won “Best Short Documentary,” at the 2019 Berlin Short Film Festival, and the 2018 IFS Los Angeles Film Festival, received the “Award of Excellence” from the Best In Shorts Competition, was semi - finalist at the DUMBO Film Festival, and was accepted into the Oscar qualifying FLICKERS Rhode Island International Film Festival. It can now be seen on FilmShortage.com.

HELLO MOTHER (PAREV MAMA), is Natalie’s first narrative film inspired by her own life. It follows a first-generation Armenian American LGBTQ+ 30 YO woman, conflicted by her sexuality and the traditions and expectations of her culture. The film won Best short film at the Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay competition in June of 2021 and was an official selection for INSIDE OUT, Canada’s largest LGBTQ+ Canadian screen award qualifying film festival. The short film continues to screen on the 2021 film festival circuit.

Natalie is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, has lectured at FIT and RISD, and more of her work can be found on FREETHEWORK.


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FEATURED WORK AND AWARDS

INTERIOR MOTIVES
— Best Short Documentary IFS Los Angeles Film Festival, 2018
— Best Short Documentary Berlin Short Film Festival, 2019
— Award of Excellence Best In Shorts Competition, 2019
— Semi finalist DUMBO Film Festival, 2019
— Official Selection to the Academy Award qualifying FLICKERS Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2019
— Featured Double Screening Frieze Art Los Angeles, 2020
— Official Selection, Architecture Art + Design Film Festival, 2021
— Official Selection, BAFTA qualifying Carmarthen Bay Film Festival, 2021
— Permanent Collection, RISD

PAREV MAMA
— Official Selection INSIDE OUT Film Festival, 2021
— Winner, Best Short Film, Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay competition, 2021
— Official Selection, Connectiut LGBTQ Film Festival, 2021
— Official Selection, Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, 2021
— Official Selection, Film Out San Diego, 2021

MOST PEOPLE EXIST
— Featured Work: Canal 180, 2021

BOUNDARIES
— Featured Work: Dance Magazine, 2021
— Short Film of the Day: Shortage, 2021

CAMPAIGNS
— David Yurman LGBTQ+ Couples Campaign, 2016
— Atelier Dore LGBTQ+ Pride Couples Campaign, 2019
— MAUDE LGBTQ+ Couples Campaign, 2020
— INTERVIEW Magazine “Person of Interview,” 2016
— Vogue Alejandra Alonso Rojas “The Uplift Collection,” 2021

LECTURES
— Judge Archiproducts Awards, 2018 + 2019
— Guest Lecturer FIT, INTERIOR MOTIVES, 2020
— Guest Lecturer RISD, INTERIOR MOTIVES, 2020
— Guest Lecturer, Interiors Academy, 2021


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