A bit about me

I’m a filmmaker and multimedia journalist based in Mexico. I roam around Latin America working on documentary and current affairs productions. I also do the odd multimedia project for non-profits and corporate clients.

 

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Shooting for AJ+.

I mainly produce/direct, present, write and edit videos for outlets such as the BBC, Teen Vogue, Al Jazeera English,  AJ+,  Fusion, the Financial Times, Businessweek, Arte, France 24, TV 5 Monde. Whether I have two or 90 minutes to work with, I always seek out ways to bring a cinematic flare to my films. I love crafting really intimate and unexpected self-shot (character narrated) short stories. While I spend a lot of my time behind the camera, I also do hosting/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.

I also work in radio producing and presenting stories for the BBC, Monocle and NPR.  As a writer I have been published in the BBC, the Telegraph, the Tico TimesMakeshift. My photos have been published with multimedia stories in the BBC, NPR, Al Jazeera and Makeshift.

My experience ranges from producing a rare interview with Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega, documenting the aftermath of Mexico’s 2017 earthquakes, covering many dramatic elections in Latin America, seeing the impact of Zika unfold in El Salvador, and producing live television reports from the depths of the Brazilian Amazon.

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Snapshot from a live with France24

I’m particularly interested in stories about refugees and immigration in the Americas – I recently co-produced a feature-length indie documentary exploring the effects of separation on a family divided between the US and Honduras (Colossus, in post-production).

Before moving to  Mexico, I was based in Guatemala where I focused on comms for a reproductive health NGO with photography and film-making. 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 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where I studied photo-journalism as part of an exchange programme (at PUC).

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 it as part of a presentation at the UN General Assembly.

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

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Filming with BBC correspondent Katy Watson in El Salvador

Contact me:

Email: natasha.pizzey@gmail.com

Twitter: @natasha_pizzey

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