Natalie Avital
Director/Producer/Camera Operator

Natalie graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre. Upon graduating, Natalie spent her next four years writing, directing, producing, and acting with the Afterglow Theatre Company in Los Angeles. Natalie took her experience and decided to apply it to the film industry where she pursued acting. Over the next few years Natalie acted in numerous independent films including, Shallow Ground, Attack of the Sabertooth, Shamelove (for which she won “Best Supporting Actress” at the 2006 L.A. Indies International Film Festival), and most recently, Player. She has also worked in television both as an actress and as a casting director, first as the LA Casting Department Head for UFO Films where she cast Lake Placid 2, Rock Monster, Bats, and Ghost Voyage. Natalie has spent the past four years freelancing as a Casting Associate for Pitch Casting and has assisted in the casting of over 75 commercials. In 2009, she wrote her first short film, The Gift, and she is currently attached to the following feature films in as both an actress and a producer- The Bridge, Dreams of Dying, both in development, and Past God, which is currently in pre-production. The Three Hikers is Natalie's first foray into the documentary world.