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Nat Luurtsema

About Nat Luurtsema

Nat is a BAFTA-nominated screenwriter, director and actor. She was a stand-up comic for eight years, writing comedy for TV and radio and gigging internationally. Her first short film was nominated for a BAFTA and she has since written and/or directed four more shorts. She is now developing four feature films, collaborates regularly in comedy writers’ rooms while also creating her own TV comedy dramas.

BFI NETWORK X BAFTA Crew 2018 and 2019
BAFTA Short Film Juror 2017
Director for BAFTA Rocliffe 2017 and 2018
Nominated for the V.S. Pritchett Royal Society of Literature award 2019
Nominated for The Royal Academy of Art PinDrop award 2019

In Development

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • BUTTERFLY STROKE
    • Turnus Films, Zephyr Films
    • Director: Denis Rabaglia
    • THIRTY DANCING
    • Writer: Hannah George | Producer: Gavin Glendinning | Sales Agent: Bankside
    • Director
    • FAMILY BUSINESS
    • Mighty Atom Entertainment
    • Writer | Feature adaptation of the novel SPILT MILK, BLACK COFFEE by Helen Cross

TV

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • GIRL OUT OF WATER
    • Producer: Kate Fasulo, Little Images
    • In development with the BFI
    • ASSETS
    • Tigerlily Productions, Gunpowder and Sky
    • Writer. Writers' room for an original series
    • NEXT WEEK'S NEWS
    • Merman for Channel 4
    • Writers' room for topical news show, hosted by Deborah Frances White.
    • STAND UP FOR THE WEEK: S5
    • Off The Kerb Productions for Channel 4
    • Writer's room
    • FAKE REACTION
    • STV for ITV
    • Writer's room
    • LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC
    • Avalon Productions for BBC3
    • Writer/Performer

Film

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • OUZO AND BLACKCURRANT
    • Mini Productions/Genera Films
    • WINNER: Best Horror Short and Best Horror Director at the Hollywood Women’s Film Festival; Best Horror at Norfolk Film Festival. Screened at Maine, Portland, Boston, GrimmFest, FrightFest, Norwich, Norfolk and Sacramento.
    • JOHNNY ENGLISH 3 (2017)
    • Working Title
    • Writers' room
    • WYRDOES (2016, short film)
    • Film4, British Arts Council, Film London, Silk Screen Pictures
    • Writer/director
    • THREE WOMEN WAIT FOR DEATH (SHORT, 2015)
    • Crunch Point Films, Creative England’s Funny Girls scheme
    • Writer, Actor | Winner: Best Live Action Short at Encounters 2016 Longlisted for Best Short Film BAFTA 2016
    • ISLAND QUEEN (short, 2014)
    • Art Gym Productions
    • Writer, Actor | Nominated for Best Short Film BAFTA 2014 Best Comedy at The Smalls Festival 2014 Best Comedy at the European Independent Film Festival 2014

Audio

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    • Notes
    • Guest and co-host | The Guilty Feminist has had over 50 million downloads