Natasha Gadd

Writer / Director

Natasha Gadd is a Melbourne based independent filmmaker and writer. Natasha’s debut feature documentary Words From the City, which she co-directed with Rhys Graham, was nominated for five AFI Awards. Her most recently completed documentary, Muscle which was commissioned by the ABC, premiered at the 2008 Sydney Film Festival and was awarded Best Direction in a Documentary at the 2008 Australian Directors Guild Awards.

In 2005 she founded Daybreak Films for which she has produced and directed numerous long and short works and gallery installations for a range of organizations including the City of Melbourne, Museum Victoria, Malthouse Theatre and the National Portrait Gallery.

Prior to moving into film production, Natasha was Cinema Programmer at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and Director of the REAL: Life on Film festival.  In 2006 Natasha was commissioned to direct the screen visuals of the Murundak (Black Arm Band) live performance, a moving image work of contemporary and archival Indigenous film for the Melbourne International Arts Festival.

Natasha is currently writing the Film Victoria supported feature drama Undertow and co-directing Murundak: Songs of Freedom a music documentary featuring the Black Arm Band.