Natalie began acting at age 11, taking part in school productions and community theatre.
Growing up, she pursued a love of acting and studied musical theatre.
She went on to gain a degree in Drama & Theatre from The University of Chester while acting as an Ambassador for The Lantern Theatre. Working within the art scene around Liverpool to gain experience. Producing local music gigs, editing promo videos and assisting in productions as a runner.
Through University, she took a keen interest in media and working from behind the scenes such as directing and producing. Directing felt like the right path to take and Natalie began working behind the scenes. Natalie knew leadership was about lifting people up and encouraging them and as a director she portrays that in her approach.
Since becoming a graduate, and driven by her passion for film, she launched Pooch & Terrier Productions. To help her create a variety of films. Telling stories through short films and feature length films, of all genres to help build a local working network to bring filmmakers together. Representing the film scene in Liverpool to be a fun, diverse, inspiring place for opportunity.
"I wanted to launch my own production company to help myself and to help others. Growing up no one ever really gave me a chance, countless auditions, application forms to help on set, nothing ever come of it. I didn't like other people in control of what I do and how my career would develop. I was itching to get out and create my own work. I want to be able to give people the chances I never got. I hope as the company grows, we can collect a database of artists, wether they're directors, actors, writers, cinematographers. The company is here as a platform and a connection. If I can't cast someone in a film I'm working on, or if I don't have a crew role available. I will try my very best to put them in contact with someone who does have something available.
It's all about collaborating, creating, building a network and making friends with people who have the same passion and path as you.
I'm starting to see a team form around me, people who want to be involved, want to help and just want to make films. We've all become such great friends already. That alone is what it's all about.
People always ask me about the name, I wanted something special, memorable and about me. I've had two dogs. I always knew I wanted to name my company after them. After a variety of options and names were thrown around. I always remember my dad calling Jake "The Terrier" and Teddy "The Pooch" so eventually Pooch & Terrier Productions found it's way to me and it just really fit"