Award-Winning Director, Screenwriter, and Author
Mental Health and Trauma Recovery Advocate
About Natalie Rodriguez
NATALIE RODRIGUEZ is an award-winning, Los Angeles based director, screenwriter, author, and mental health and anti-violence/trauma advocate. In 2014, she graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in Radio-Television-Film. Her first experiences in entertainment were internships at the Conan O'Brien show and Peter Guber's Mandalay Pictures, where she worked in the offices of producers, Matthew Rhodes ("Cherry," "Men in Black: International") and Academy Award-winner, Cathy Schulman ("Sharp Objects," "Crash").
Natalie has been a panelist at events hosted by organizations such as Google, Hispanicize, L.A. Comic Con, Ontario Revolution Con, and YouTube, where she shared her story as a female writer and filmmaker working in the entertainment industry. She has written for publications including the HuffPost Blog, Thrive Global, Anxiety Resource Center, NowThis News, Hello Giggles, and The Mighty.
In 2017, she founded Extraordinary Pictures, a production company focusing on films, television, digital series, and social issue projects ranging from diversity to mental health, and recovery. The company has produced short films, and feature films of different genres, including comedies and dramas. Natalie's first directorial feature films, “The Extraordinary Ordinary” and "Howard Original,” which started as short films, screened at various film festivals. She also wrote and produced films. Both projects are now available for rental and purchase on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Roku, Tubi, and other streaming platforms. “The Extraordinary Ordinary” is also available to subscribers of the products for public libraries (Access Video on Demand) and colleges & universities (Films On Demand).
Natalie's other screenplays and films placed in the final rounds at HollyShorts Film Festival, NALIP: Latino Lens Film Festival, Shorts TV, Stage 32: Comedy Screenplay, Beverly Hills Film Festival, Hollywood Screenplay Contest, Table Read My Screenplay - Austin Film Festival, and others.
Her first young adult thriller book series, "Elephant," was published during the pandemic. The series is about four childhood best friends who uncover multiple family secrets. The books were also a finalist at Clare Books' the Binge-Watching Cure II contest for 'Best Novel.' In addition, she also adapted her directorial feature film, "The Extraordinary Ordinary," into a New Adult novel which is also available in eBook and paperback where books are sold.
While Natalie continues to build her creative background, she is always open to collaborating with other artists and advocates. In between projects, Natalie spends most of her time reading, listening to podcasts, and watching horror films. Otherwise, she is stomping on the grounds of the latest comic and horror cons.
For details on previous and upcoming projects, be sure to check out her social media pages by visiting linktr.ee/extraordpictures
2010 - 2014
Bachelor of Arts
California State University, Fullerton
Received a Bachelor of Arts in Radio-Television-Film, a sub-department of Communications.
In 2012, placed fourth place at the California Media Arts Film Festival for Best Short Screenplay - "Wilson"
In 2011, placed third place at the California Media Arts Film Festival for Best Short Screenplay - "Code Red"
2006 - 2010
Diamond Bar High
Received a California Legislature award from Assemblyman Curt Hagman of the sixtieth district for Young Adult novel, "Elephant"
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Upcoming virtual and in-person events:
Culver City Film Festival *Screener*
Tickets will be available soon!
Screener: Matty Cat, a new 2D animated short film
Saturday, December 2, 2023!
6 p.m. pst
L.A. Comic Con *Panel Guest & Screener*
Panel & Screener: Matty Cat, a new 2D animated short film
Sunday, December 3, 2023!
10 a.m. pst