Natalie Rodriguez

Natalie Rodriguez

Screenwriter, Author, Director, Producer, Editor and Director of Photography

Los Angeles, California

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April 2015
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About Natalie

Natalie Rodriguez is a writer, filmmaker, and mental health advocate based in Los Angeles, California. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in TV-Film from CSU Fullerton in 2014. She was then selected as one of the ten screenwriters for actor James Franco's first Studio 4 Master Class.

Her writing has been published and featured on many websites including Amazon Books, The Huffington Post, Zooey Deschanel's Hello Giggles, TheRichest, TheTalko, and TheThings. Some upcoming publications include her first story about night terrors and trauma, "Inner Child," on The Stray Branch [and a few film projects including a feature, "The Extraordinary Ordinary," and a comedy short film, "The C...quel"].

Natalie's extensive background in film includes screenwriting, directing, producing, and editing. Her film works have been featured on Funny or Die and Fictional Café. Some of her other screenplays and films have placed in the final rounds at the Athena Film Festival, Beverly Hills Film Festival, Culver City Film Festival, Hollywood Screenplay Contest, IndieFEST Awards, Oregon Short Film Festival, Script Pipeline, Table Read My Screenplay - Austin Film Festival, CSU Media Arts Film Festival, and more

Natalie can be contacted via email at Follow her @natchrisrod and @theextraordfilm.

[Her short film, "Howard Original," is making its rounds in the festival market and is making its U.S. premiere at the Culver City Film Festival. Her Young Adult manuscript, "Elephant," is in consideration with a few literary agents. She is also working on the book adaptation of "The Extraordinary Ordinary."]


  • The Extraordinary Ordinary: Erica & Alex

    The Extraordinary Ordinary: Erica & Alex (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Writer A photographer and a musician confide in each other when one of them has a panic attack.

  • I, Alone in Me

    I, Alone in Me (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Director A man's journey through the abyss of dreams, filled with anxiety, loss, grief, anger, and hope.

  • Howard Original

    Howard Original (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Writer Add a Plot »

  • Code Red

    Code Red (2016)
    Film (short) by Natalie Rodriguez (Drama and Family) Writer, Producer, Director

  • Apricots

    Apricots (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Writer Add a Plot »

  • The D

    The D (2016)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Writer Add a Plot »

  • Friend or Foe

    Friend or Foe (2016)
    Television (Comedy and Talk-Show) Miscellaneous Crew Geeky hosts Kevin S. Michaels and Erik A. Williams talk to guests about their experiences maneuvering through the entertainment industry.

  • The Extraordinary Ordinary

    The Extraordinary Ordinary (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Writer Three college students bond over life, as well as discuss the stigmas that come with mental health disorders and recovery.

  • Little Maniac

    Little Maniac (2016)
    Film (Short and Horror) Writer Add a Plot »

  • The Vampire: Valdemire

    The Vampire: Valdemire (2016)
    Film (Short, Fantasy, Horror and Thriller) Director A glimpse into the life of Valdemire the Vampire.

  • Wilson

    Wilson (2016)
    Film (short) by Natalie Rodriguez (Drama) Writer, Director, Editor Two sisters confront an unresolved family matter after the death of a loved one.

  • The Odd Couple

    The Odd Couple (2015)
    Television by Matthew Perry (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew After being kicked out of their houses by their wives, two friends try to share an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day.

  • Last Man Standing

    Last Man Standing (2015)
    Television by Jack Burditt (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Mike Baxter is the marketing director for an iconic outdoor sporting goods store. He loves to have adventures while he's traveling for work and, of course, he drives a pick-up truck. While Mike is king of the hill at work, he's the odd man out in a home that is dominated by women -- namely his wife, Vanessa, and their three daughters, 22- year-old Kristin, 17-year-old Mandy and 14-year-old Eve. After being a stay-at-home mom for years, Vanessa recently returned to the workplace and was quickly promoted (much to the dismay of her primarily male co-workers). As a result of Vanessa's increased work load, Mike is pulled into more hands-on parenting than ever before. Written by ABC Publicity

  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

    The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2014 - 2015)
    Television (Comedy, Music and Talk-Show) Miscellaneous Crew Making a satire out of the entire Late Night Show concept Scotsman Craig Ferguson hosts his show with a robot skeleton and a "horse" as his sidekicks. The show features the stereotypical parts of a Late Show, but all in their own, raw way.

  • 30th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards

    30th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards (2015)
    Television by Frank Sebastiano (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew The Film Independent Spirit Awards celebrates artist-driven filmmaking and recognizes the finest achievements of today's independent filmmakers.

  • Real Time with Bill Maher

    Real Time with Bill Maher (2015)
    Television (Comedy, News and Talk-Show) Miscellaneous Crew Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

  • The Creep

    The Creep (2015)
    Film (short) by Charmaine Camu (Comedy) Actress A creep walks into an ice cream shop.

  • Red

    Red (2015)
    Film (short) by Charmaine Camu (Horror) Actress A hiker fights for survival after encountering with a Vampire and its dead victim in the woods.

  • The Talk

    The Talk (2014 - 2015)
    Television (Talk-Show) Miscellaneous Crew A weekday gabfest offering a female perspective on the day's headlines.

  • The Scars of Our Lives

    The Scars of Our Lives (2015)
    Film (short) by Natalie Rodriguez (Drama) Writer, Producer, Director Two strangers encounter at a bus stop and realize that they share a similar past when one of them sees a scar on the other's wrist.

  • Black Mantis

    Black Mantis (2015)
    Film (short) by James Eden (Drama) Writer, Producer, Production manager A sexual assault survivor gets revenge on her attacker by kidnapping and torturing him through her version of a male abortion.

  • Dancing with the Stars

    Dancing with the Stars (2014)
    Television (Family, Game-Show, Music and Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew U.S. reality show based on the British series "Strictly Come Dancing," where celebrities partner up with professional dancers and compete against each other in weekly elimination rounds to determine a winner.

  • Hope is Now(here)

    Hope is Now(here) (2013)
    Film (short) by Cassandra Daugherty (Romance) Writer, Producer, Actress A depressed twenty something year old meets the girl of his dreams...or at least he believes so.

  • Breathe

    Breathe (2012)
    Film (short) by Natalie Rodriguez (Music) Writer, Producer, Director, Editor, Cinematographer A short experimental film of the simplicity and beauty of the outside world; featuring the song "Air" by Alone In Kyoto.

  • The Last Train

    The Last Train
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew The Last Train is a fictional story based on true life events. This is a story of two strangers who meet at a New York subway station as both of them intend to jump in front of the train and end their lives. Rain, a stripper from a sexually abusive past, is struggling to meet ends meet and is alone in life with no friends or family. She feels that she has no reason to go on and keep performing for dirty men just to make a buck in this life. Anthony, a despondent acting teacher, lost the desire to live after he lost his son due to a car accident. The guilt he feels eats him alive and he has become apathetic about the daily motions of life. They have nothing in common except for the deep pain that they both feel. At the edge of despair, life intervenes as their paths cross and a new hope blossoms between them, inspiring them to give life another shot.

  • Conan

    Television (Comedy, Music and Talk-Show) Miscellaneous Crew Conan O'Brien and his co-host Andy Richter discuss current news topics and interview celebrities and personalities.

  • The C... Quel

    The C... Quel
    Film (Short and Comedy) Writer The saga continues with Omari and Calvin who awaken after a hard night of partying, only to stumble back home to unwanted guests including a next-door-neighbor who needs some schooling over a "fuckboy."


  • Table Read My Screenplay - Austin (Semi-Finalist)

  • Screncraft: Short Screenplay (Quarter-Finalist)

  • Screncraft: Short Screenplay (Quarter-Finalist)

  • Emerging Screenwriters (Honorable Mention)

  • The Music Bed Contest - Nominee: Pitch for Short Film

  • Beverly Hills Film Festival - Nominee (Best Screenplay)

  • California Media Arts Film Festival (Fourth place)

  • Hollywood Screenplay Contest (Gold Prize Winner)

  • California Media Arts Film Festival (Third place)

  • California Legislature Award (YA Novel)


  • Studio 4

  • California State University, Fullerton

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