A bit about me

I’m a multimedia journalist and film-maker based in Mexico. I cover the region (Mexico, Central and occasionally South America) working in variety of roles in news and documentary production. I also work for non-profits and on commercial shoots.

I work primarily as a video journalist reporting, producing, filming and editing for various international clients. My video work has been featured in the BBC, Teenvogue, Al Jazeera English,  AJ+,  Fusion, the Financial Times, Businessweek, Arte, France 24, TV 5 Monde. While I love filming and editing, I also do on-camera reporting for several media outlets (such as the BBC, ITV, France 24, AJ+, Fusion, and the FT). My reporting work includes traditional and social-media lives (Facebook and Periscope). As a writer I have been published in the BBC, the Telegraph, the Tico TimesMakeshift. I also work in radio producing stories for the BBC and doing lives for clients such as NPR and Monocle.  I am currently producing a feature length independent documentary about immigration from Honduras to the US (‘Colossus’). 

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My experience ranges from producing a rare interview with Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega, to spending weeks with indigenous midwives in rural Guatemala, filming protest marches in Mexico City, covering the aftermath of Mexico’s 2017 eartquakes, watching the impact of Zika unfold in El Salvador, and producing live television reports from the depths of the Brazilian Amazon. I am particularly interested in immigration and refugee issues in the Americas and regularly work on stories around this.  

Before moving to  Mexico, I was based in Guatemala where I focused on promoting a family planning NGO through photography, film-making, and blogging. During that time, I co-produced a documentary about maternal health in Guatemala, ‘Blessed Fruit of the Womb’, which was an official selection for the United Nations Association Film Festival. Prior to my time in Guatemala, I lived in Brazil where I studied photo journalism as part of an exchange programme. 

In 2017 I received a grant from the Malala Fund coordinated by the Fuller Project For International Reporting to produce a multimedia project including a short film about child marriage in Mexico. This was ultimately featured in Teen Vogue and Malala presented some clips as part of her participation with the UN General Assembly.

I am Colombian and British, and fluent in Spanish, English, and Portuguese. I have up-to-date hostile environment training through 1st Option Safety carried out with the BBC. 

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Contact me:

Email: natasha.pizzey@gmail.com

Skype: natasha_ps

Twitter: @natasha_pizzey

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