19 TO 241950s, USA. Thirteen-year-old Grace and her two sisters spend every summer at their grandparents’ house down south. However, this summer will be unlike any other. Now that she’s finally 13, Grace must participate in the communal tradition of baptism. When she learns that a repentance is required before the ritual, she begins to question the budding romantic feelings that she has for her best friend, Louise.In production Fall 2022.Natalie Jasmine Harris
is a Black queer filmmaker from Silver Spring, Maryland currently based in NYC. She received her BFA in Film and Television from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in May 2020.
Natalie writes, directs, and produces narrative films, documentaries, and commercials.
She is currently a Creative Culture Filmmaking Fellow at The Jacob Burns Film Center and is in post-production for a Pride commercial that she directed for Hyundai.
Natalie’s most recent narrative short film, PURE, received The 2020 Directors Guild of America's Student Film Award and recently finished a film festival run that included over 50 festival screenings worldwide. In February 2022, the short film was acquired by HBO and is now available to stream on HBOMax. The film has received numerous press recognition from publications that include Teen Vogue
, Huffington Post, The Cut
, NBC News
, and many more. Natalie is currently adapting the concept behind "Pure" into a feature-length film of the same name that is a 2021 recipient of The SFFILM Rainin Grant and was selected to be a part of The 2021 Gotham Project Market, 2021 Outfest Screenwriting Lab, 2022 Inside Out Financing Forum, and 2022 WIF and Sundance Institute Financing Intensive.