Nathalie Álvarez Mesén | Writer/director
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Nathalie Álvarez Mesén

Nathalie is a Swedish-Costa Rican writer/director. She was born in Sweden but spend most of her childhood and teen years in Costa Rica and, after high school, moved back to Sweden to study film and received a BFA in physical acting at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. Currently she’s finishing her M.F.A. in Screenwriting at Columbia University in New York, while working on the development of her first feature film, Clara Sola, a Swedish-Colombian-US co-production.


Clara Sola, that is one of the backed projects by the Hubert Bals Fund, has been presented co-production markets such as No Borders International Co-production Market during IFP Week, San Sebastian Film Festival’s Co-Production Forum, Film London Market and Bogotá Audiovisual Market. It was also selected for the Lab Eave Puentes 2016 , Equinox Screenwriting lab, the Latino Screenwriting Project and the Cine Qua Non Lab.


In 2016 her short film Filip was awarded Best Live Action film at the Palm Springs ShortFest, and her short film, Asunder, premiered at the Stockholm Film Festival  and screened at the Telluride Film Festival as part of the Calling Cards program. Nathalie is an alumn of Berlinale Talents, TIFF Talent Lab and NYFF Artist Academy. She is part of the Brooklyn Film Collective.