Natalie Cook is a filmmaker, poet, and theater-maker. Natalie’s poetry film, “Backwards God,” received the Best Social Justice Film Award at the New York International Film Awards, the Mini Short Award at the Media Done Responsibly Film Festival, and was the Grand Prize Winner of the AT&T Film Awards. She is the founder of Atlanta Word Works, as well as an alumna of the First Wave Hip Hop Theatre Ensemble, the BARS Workshop at The Public Theater, and the Gates Millennium Scholarship Program. She received a Bachelor in Arts in English with an Emphasis in Creative Writing and Afro-American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master of Arts in Film, Black Studies, and Art Education from the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
Official Selection
Backwards God
Peachtree Village International Film Festival
Atlanta, Georgia
2020
Official Selection
Backwards God
For Our People Film Fest
2020
Official Selection
Backwards God
Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival
Brooklyn, New York
2020
Official Selection
Backwards God
ARTS x SDGS Festival
Brooklyn, New York
2020
Grand Prize Winner, Best Short Film: Merged or Augmented Reality
Backwards God
AT&T Film Awards
2020
Best Social Justice Film
Backwards God
New York International Film Awards
New York, New York
2020
Official Selection
Backwards God
Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series
Brooklyn, New York
2019
Current City
NYC
Hometown
Atlanta, GA
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
Black