Natalie will be attending Cannes to pitch the script of her feature film “Hot Scary Summer” and to promote her new film festival for female filmmakers called the “The Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin” (FFFB). Natalie MacMahon attended Film Acting School in Berlin. She went on to write her first script for the short film “The Man Who Couldn’t Cry”, which has been screened at numerous international film festivals. She followed this with her film noir style short films “Like A Summer Sonata” and “Lola wants to see the sea”, which were equally successful.
In 2017, Natalie released “It’s getting darker every day”, a dark sci-fi drama set in the future, as well as her melancholic Esperanto short “A Universal Love Story”. The young director just finished her sci-fi genre mix “The Redhead” and has started working on her first feature film script. Alongside her work as a screenwriter and director, Natalie continues to work as an experienced actress, presenter and translator.
After an extremely successful start in 2017 with many festival screenings, the success of “A Universal Love Story” continues! Here is a quick overview of our recent successes and screenings:
We WON the award for “Best Experimental Film” at the “Porto Femme International Film Festival” in Portugal:
It has been nominated as “Best Fantasy Short” at the “Genre Celebration Film Festival”!
We had a successful screening at the fantastic “Tallahassee Film Festival”!
And also at a very unique Pop Up Film Festival at a Bunker in Cologne called “Eintagsfliege”!
And WON at the “Top Indie Film Awards” in the category “Best Original idea”!
And now we are looking forward to our next screening at the amazing “Madeira Film Festival”!
In June “A Universal Love Story” will also be screened at the “Porto Femme International Festival”!
“A Universal Love Story” will be screened at the 50th “Fotogramma d’Oro Short Film Film Festival” on May 23 in Messina, Italy with italian subtitles!!!!
And we also had great screenings at the “Ibiza International Film Festival”:
soon to come:
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TODAY “Lola wants to see the sea” will be screened at the fantastic “GRRL Haus Cinema” film event!
After travelling the world, Lola has arrived back in Berlin!
Check it out and thanks to “GRRL Haus Cinema” for the support!
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REVIEW of the film (By “Largo Film Awards”):
The plot is an elliptical day-to-day of a “call center” type of business, one that acts as a hotline service for women who feel stalked or in danger while walking alone at night. Simultaneously, one employee spends his downtime in a virtual reality simulation.
The film spirals toward its feverish nightclub conclusion, in which the protagonist’s infatuation with the girl from the simulation bleeds into reality, where the man who is supposed to be acting as a barrier for predators in fact becomes the predator himself. Intercut with scenes of him at work in finding the client’s location, this conclusion serves as a final testament to the film’s power. It confronts the issue of sexual harassment/predation in a distanced, almost clinical, way. Decent acting, cinematography, and an engaging electronic score aside, it is ultimately the directing that makes “The Redhead” successful in what it sets out to do.
MacMahon’s film is an effective study of obsessive attraction due to its technical artistry, presenting its story in a way that avoids conventionality from the start.
Natalie’s very first shortfilm “The Man Who Couldn’t Cry” is now on the number one streaming platform for independent films “Realeyz”!
You can watch the full film on the website:
And also Natalie’s second short film “Like A Summer Sonata” is now available in full length on “Realeyz”- a streaming platform for independent films:
After releasing some pictures of our shoot for my new short film “The Redhead” this summer, many people have been asking for more information about the film. Good news!
Today we are releasing the official trailer of “The Redhead”!
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Interview with #wearemovingstories
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“A Universal Love Story” wins first prize in the category short film at the “LA Film Crash Film Festival”!!!
Film Crash announces Film Awards for 2017 show!
Stars Directed by Han Zhang First Prize Animated Film
The Locket Directed by Spencer Henry Williams First Prize Student Film
A Universal Love Story Directed by Natalie MacMahon First Prize Short Film
Voices From Kaw Thoo Lei Directed by Martha Gorzycki First Prize Documentary
Corridory Directed by Matt Meindl First Prize Experimental Film
Penny and Paul Directed by Brian Rawlins First Prize Drama
After its world premiere at the “Sydney Indie Film Festival”, “A Universal Love Story” has been doing very well and will also be screened at the “Braunschweig International Film Festival” at the end of October (Germany premiere), as well as the “Oregon State International Film Festival” and the “Cardiff International Film Festival” (UK premiere).
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