NATALIA LEITE and ALEXANDRA ROXO are two Brazilian-American gals who met mid-Saturn return and decided to team up as they navigated the changes caused by planetary shifts and those inherent in the film world. Their ten episode web show, Be Here Now-ish premiered with the Tribeca Film Festival and has been featured in The Guardian, Dazed & Confused, The Sunday Times, among other publications. They directed a pilot for VICE: called Every Woman, a documentary called Serrano Shoots Cuba, and a holiday special about Nicola Formichetti's NYC Christmas pop up shop.
ALEXANDRA loves making raw deserts and green smoothies and watching snakes mate. She spent one week living under a tarp in the Oregon forest for a free-activist/witch camp in her early 20s and has been practicing magic ever since. Her work has evolved since climbing into trees naked in Italy for self-portraits to making a feature film, Mary Marie, that you can watch online and that was featured in Variety, New York magazine, and Wall Street Journal, among others. Her last script, Out of Range, was featured in IFP’s film week at Lincoln Center and was a Sundance lab finalist. Her fashion films have screened at fashion week in New York and Miami Art Basel. She speaks five languages, loves karaoke rap, hates elevators, and wants to own a snake one day. You can view her first feature film Mary Marie on Netflix and her yoga/green smoothie instagram at @yogi_vegan_lez.
NATALIA was raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She moved to America at the age of 18 and began her career showcasing drawings & photography in galleries. She loves gin drinks, kickboxing, singing, and psychological thrillers. Even though she’s Brazilian, she thinks tanning is boring. Natalia is a Sundance Screenwriters Lab Finalist, a recipient of the Kodak Grant Award, and a QAM Fellow. She often acts in her own work and has directed music videos for TV On The Radio and Mas Ysa, documentaries for Vice Media, and short films which have screened in numerous festivals internationally. Her feature film debut, Bare, starring Dianna Agron (Glee), Paz de la Huerta (Boardwalk Empire), Chris Zylka (The Leftovers), and Louisa Krause (Martha Marcy May Marlene), will be premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015.