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 is half Brazilian and was raised between the suburbs of Atlanta and farms in Brazil. She and Natalia met in NYC a few years back and created Be Here Nowish, a 10 episode comedy web show released in conjunction with the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014 and featured in Wall St Journal, The New Yorker, Vogue and more. They also created a show called Every Woman with Vice media that has received over 6M views for its pilot episode and co-directed two documentaries for Vice: Serrano Shoots Cuba and Nicopanda. Alexandra's short films have screened internationally at festivals and galleries. Her feature script Out of Range was an IFP Emerging Narratives selection, a No Borders selection, part of the SAG reading series at IFP's film week, and a Sundance screenwriting lab finalist. As an actress she has appeared in numerous short films and will appear on Steven Soderbergh's The Knick, playing opposite Clive Owen for four episodes of season two. She also just played the lead in the film What Doesn't Kill You (SXSW premiere 2015.) In Bare, Alexandra plays the role of Ginger. You can find her first feature film, which she wrote, directed and starred in, Mary Marie, which was featured in Variety, New York magazine, and Wall Street Journal, among others, on Amazon. She loves karaoke rap and making green smoothies in a Vitamix.
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.