Natasha Austin-Green is an award winning director, who takes unique character perspectives to create highly immersive filmic experiences. Her style fuses her love for both documentary techniques and the artistic freedom of experimental and arthouse filmmaking. She has directed two short films, At The End Of The Tunnel and Dead. Tissue. Love, both films aim to challenge societal taboos by exploring those subjects from the perspective of the characters at the forefront of these ideas.
Natasha’s latest work, Dead. Tissue. Love has garnered international recognition, screening at SXSW, Ann Arbor Film Festival and Encounters. The film won an award for Best Experimental Short at BFI Future Film Festival. It has been described as “Subtly Suggestive… Gently Disturbing” in a review by The Telegraph.
Dead. Tissue. Love has also toured around the UK as part of The Final Girls programme, We Are The Weirdos where it screened at Film4 Film Fear, Sitges Film Festival and has screened at Encounter, a BAFTA & OSCAR affiliated short film festival. Most recently it has screened at other BAFTA recognised festivals, London Short Film Festival and Underwire Film Festival.
My Goal of the Day: To be mindful of myself and others.
My Thought of the Day: To practice acceptance of self, the past and the present
My Action of the Day: To accomplish an hour of work towards my next short film
My Pic of the Day:
A Day in My Life:
What do you love most about Your City?
Recently, I’ve made a move to London from Cornwall, so the thing that I love the most about London is probably seeing wacky dressed people on the tube amongst the suits and ties on my morning commute to work.
Favourite breakfast & restaurant?
Its a toss up between poached egg on toast with spinach and avocado or a veggie fry-up. My favourite place to have breakfast is Porthmeor Beach Cafe, where I can sit and take in the beautiful Cornish coastline and watch the surfers ride the waves.
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – I’m definitely still sleeping.
10:00 AM - I’d usually be starting my shift at work. Sadly being a young emerging directing and making short films in my spare time isn’t something that is exactly paying any bills at the moment or sustain me financially.
12:00 PM - Favourite Lunch spot/meal?
Typically, I don’t have lunch at 12pm I find its too early, I prefer to eat later. When I lived in Cornwall my favourite spot to eat lunch was a beach cafe called Godrevy Cafe. I normally would have their homemade vegetarian soup, with an oat latte.
7:00 PM - Just getting in from work and thinking about cooking dinner.
11:00 PM - Usually finishing up my documentary research and treatment writing for the evening before heading to bed.
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
Strong black coffee and lots of water definitely throughout the day. Though at the end I do like peppermint tea.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
I wouldn’t say I have a favourite app or account, I try to spend as much time away from my phone and scrolling through social media as possible. I only tend to use that stuff to raise the profile of my latest work. I think it's important to be bored and spend time by yourself, to take note of your feelings and emotional wellbeing.
What should everyone try at least once?
I would say everyone should trying counselling/therapy at least once in their life. You realise how little time people have focused on your thoughts, feelings, memories and emotional state. For an hour a week or whatever it is you can talk about anything thing to a person who will listen and share insight. It's a place where you can let go of feelings of shame and embarrassment, to embrace all the difficulties and triumphs that have intertwine to make you.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
On a walk through the woods or beach dunes with my dog Gus.