Natalie is a Lecturer in Television Documentary Journalism, Production and Directing. She joined in 2023 and is a multi-skilled self-shooting Producer/Director and Edit Producer specialised in prime-time award-winning TV documentaries in factual and un-scripted content for major UK broadcasters. Natalie is highly experienced in complex editorial and compliance-heavy observational documentaries with sensitive access including Directing on fixed-rig returnables like 24 Hours in Police Custody (Channel 4) and Ambulance (BBC One), as Series Director on the Popular-Factual series A Very British Country House (Channel 4), Specialist-Factual series Claridge’s The Mayfair Hotel Megabuild (BBC Two) and shooting single documentary films like Sue Bourne’s A Time To Live (BBC Two).
From capturing fast-paced actuality, producing contributors and directing scenes, jib or drone shoots, to working as a lighting camera op for master interviews or stylised shots, Natalie shares her technical experience as well as her knowledge of current broadcasting trends. With a deep understanding of equipment, editorial policy and storytelling devices for modern audiences, major broadcasters and SVoDs, Natalie’s passion lies in telling stories with impact that audiences want to watch and promoting sustainability, diversity and inclusion in productions and on screen.
Natalie has worked across all stages of a production from ideas development, access, casting, writing scripts and schedules, filming (on location or in a studio) onto post-production in the edit, voice overs and the delivery of major TV documentary films. She has negotiated access and built trust with contributors to film a range of people, events, and organisations including celebrities, the aristocracy, and the UK Royal Family. Covering institutions including police forces and frontline NHS hospitals to luxury hotels, palaces, castles and private estates. From the richest parts of the UK to the most deprived, Natalie has planned shoots for large teams and as the sole Director on location.
Through her commitment to the students’ industry-focused learning, Natalie attends industry events across the year, including Sheffield DocFest (International Documentary and Feature-Doc Conference) and the Edinburgh TV Festival to keep up to date and connected with the latest trends, debates, issues and opportunities for the next generation of the television workforce and content-creators of today.