More about the girl behind the lens
Natalie Lucier, the director of ” To the Orcas with Love” is a graduate of Advanced TV and Film program (2011), majoring in producing and documentary filmmaking at Sheridan college in Ontario. Natalie has a deep love of nature and the outdoors and hopes to inspire others to see the beauty in our natural world.
Natalie is also an honours graduate of the 2 year Radio broadcasting program at Canadore College ( 2007). She has also attended the intensive eight day Adventure Filmmaker’s workshop at the Banff Centre ( 2011) in Alberta and a Documentary storytelling and film structure workshop with Tom Schlesinger – Toronto, Canada.
To the Orcas with Love is her first feature film.
In October 2013, she directed and produced a 3 minute short documentary film “One with the Horse” – “An inspiring story of connection.” This short documentary showcased her use of natural light and raw voice to create a compelling story of the relationship between a horse owner and her horse.
In 2011-2012 Natalie worked with Rob Stewart and his team in Toronto assisting with projects including setting up a new editing suite, researching and coordinating interviews in Washington, D.C. and obtaining media rights for photography for website accompanying Rob’s film – “Revolution’ in 2012. She also assisted in the development of Rob’s NGO United Conservationists.
Natalie is passionate about supporting the growth in filmmaking in Northern Ontario and served on the Board of Directors for Near North Mobile Media Lab in North Bay Ontario. The Near North Mobile Media Lab provides tools for media artists, students, filmmakers and audiences in Northern Ontario to produce, present and enjoy contemporary media arts in all its forms.