Hello there! I am Natalie Rodriguez, just a gal from the Los Angeles County who has an obsession with movies, television, and an appetite to tell stories. I also talk about mental health and the future of cinema as a LatinX and content creator.
Publicist
Prophecy PR
Natalie Rodriguez is an award-winning writer, director, and mental health and anti-violence/trauma advocate based in Los Angeles, CA. In 2014, she graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in Radio-Television-Film. Her first experience in entertainment was an internship at the Conan O'Brien show and Peter Guber's Mandalay Pictures, where she worked at the offices of producers, Matthew Rhodes ("Cherry," "Men in Black: International") and Academy Award-winner, Cathy Schulman ("Sharp Objects," "Crash").
Natalie was also a panelist at events, including Google, Hispanicize, and YouTube, where she has shared her story as a writer, filmmaker, and a female working in the entertainment industry. Some of her previous writing work can be found in publications such as the HuffPost Blog, Thrive Global, Anxiety Resource Center, Opposing Views, NowThis News, Zooey Deschanel's Hello Giggles, The Mighty, and more.
In 2017, she founded her production company, Extraordinary Pictures, focusing on both films, television, digital series, and social issue projects. The company has a list of projects in its roaster, including development on a TV sitcom, "The D," which placed in top-ten for best comedy screenplays at Stage 32. At the moment, Natalie's second directorial feature film, "Howard Original," is in post-production and set for a February 2021 release date on YouTube Premium. The film is based on the award-winning short film about a washed-up screenwriter named Howard, who encounters more than just selling a story, a studio rejection, and writer's block when his pet cat comes to life.
Natalie's directorial feature film, "The Extraordinary Ordinary," which she also wrote, produced, and was the executive producer on, is making its round through the festival circuit. The film deals with young adults, mental health awareness, and the aftermath of trauma. The film won 'Best Film About Women's Empowerment' at the Glendale International Film Festival and scored nominations in Best Director, Best Female Director, and Best Picture. The film also had a sold-out world premiere screening at the Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival (LADFF), winning 'Best Performance' by the leading actress, Maddison Bullock. Further details on the project can be found @theextraordfilm, including recent film festival awards and nominations. The project is getting distributed through Indie Rights and will be available for viewing on FRI August 28th, 2020.
Her other screenplays and films have also been featured and placed in the final rounds at HollyShorts Film Festival, NALIP: Latino Lens Film Festival, ShortsTV, Stage 32: Comedy Screenplay, Beverly Hills Film Festival, Culver City Film Festival, Indie Night Film Festival, Hollywood Screenplay Contest, Table Read My Screenplay - Austin Film Festival, and others.
Natalie was most recently an ambassador for Jen Zeano Designs (JZD), a clothing company in association with USA Networks. While she continues to build her creative background, Natalie is always open to collaborating with other artists and advocates. Currently, she awaits the publication of her first young adult novel this May 2020, "Elephant," a story about four childhood best friends who uncover a family secret. The book was also a finalist at Clare Books' the Binge-Watching Cure II contest for 'Best Novel.'
For details on previous and upcoming projects, be sure to check out @natchristinerod and @extraordpictures.
-Biography By: Matthew Seligson, Owner and Founder at Rainbow Salad Studios
  • Writer (17 Credits)
    Apricots (script)
    Screenplay
    Hair Flip
    Screenplay
    Inner Child
    Screenplay, Short Script
    Teenage Wasteland
    Television Script
    The D (TV Pilot Script)
    Television Script
    The Extraordinary Ordinary
    Feature
    The Extraordinary Ordinary (script)
    Screenplay
    The First Love
    Other
    Wilson
    Screenplay
    The C-quel2018
    Short
    Howard Original2017
    Short
    The D2017
    Short
    The Extraordinary Ordinary: Bianca & Erica2017
    Short
    The Extraordinary Ordinary: Erica & Alex2017
    Short
    Apricots2016
    Short
    Code Red2016
    Short
    The Scars of Our Lives2015
    Short
  • Producer (9 Credits)
    The Extraordinary Ordinary
    Feature
    The C-quel2018
    Short
    Howard Original2017
    Short
    The D2017
    Short
    The Extraordinary Ordinary: Bianca & Erica2017
    Short
    The Extraordinary Ordinary: Erica & Alex2017
    Short
    Apricots2016
    Short
    Code Red2016
    Short
    The Scars of Our Lives2015
    Short
  • Director (9 Credits)
    The Extraordinary Ordinary
    Feature
    The C-quel2018
    Short
    Howard Original2017
    Short
    The D2017
    Short
    The Extraordinary Ordinary: Bianca & Erica2017
    Short
    The Extraordinary Ordinary: Erica & Alex2017
    Short
    Apricots2016
    Short
    Code Red2016
    Short
    The Scars of Our Lives2015
    Short
Official Selection
The Extraordinary Ordinary

Glendale International Film Festival
2019
Official Selection
The Extraordinary Ordinary

Awareness Film Festival
2019
Official Selection & Best Performance
The Extraordinary Ordinary
Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Semi-Finalist
The D (TV Pilot Script)
Stage 32: 3rd Annual Comedy Writing Contest
Los Angeles, CA
2018
Best Short Screenplay Finalist
Inner Child
HollyShorts Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2018
Official Selection
The D
Indie Night Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2018
Feature
Howard Original
The Fictional Cafe
Los Angeles, CA
2017
TBA
Howard Original
Oregon Short Film Festival
Oregon
2017
Best Film - nominee
Apricots
Collective International Film Festival
Buffalo, New York
2017
Best Actress - nominee
The D
Cinema Dream
2017
Feature
The D
Funny or Die
Online
2017
Official Selection
The D
The IndieFEST Film Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2016
Finalist
Apricots
Fan Boy Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2016
Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Contest 2015: Quarter-finalist
The Extraordinary Ordinary (script)
Emerging Screenwriters Contest 2015: Honorable Mention
2015
Best Short Screenplay - Fourth Place
Wilson
CSU Media Arts Film Festival.
Fullerton, CA
2012
Feature
The D
Los Angeles Music Magazine
Los Angeles, CA
Nominee
Inner Child
Music Bed - Pitch for Short Film
Special Feature
The Scars of Our Lives
Defeat the Stigma Project
Quarter-finalist
The Scars of Our Lives
Screencraft - Short Screenplay
College
California State University, Fullerton
TV-Film
20102014
College
Playhouse West
Film Pre-Production & Production & Screenwriting
20142015
Birth Date
May 6, 1992
Birth City
Whittier, CA
Current City
Glendora, CA
Hometown
Walnut, CA
Height
5'3
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
Hispanic
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Taurus
"Every day above ground is a good day."
"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today" - James Dean
"You've achieved success in your field when you don't what you're doing is work or play" - Warren Beatty
"As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others” - Audrey Hepburn.
Hello there! I am Natalie Rodriguez, just a gal from the Los Angeles County who has an obsession with movies, television, and an appetite to tell stories. I also talk about mental health and the future of cinema as a LatinX and content creator.
Publicist
Prophecy PR