About Me

You already know a little about my filmmaking, so, here's some more insight about who I really am:

I was born in Ventura, California and could basically swim before I could walk - I love the ocean. I graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Dramatic Art. (I also was a Master of Architecture candidate, but that's a whole other story.) Through college I was a whitewater rafting, sea kayaking and rock climbing guide and spent summers as a ranger, like, a real honest-to-god National Park Ranger, and researcher in Yosemite. My focus was fire ecology and I was "red carded" aka qualified as a wildland firefighter.

 

When I say I'm a rock climber, I'm not kidding, I've climbed El Cap, have slept on many a portaledge and am probably lucky I haven't been struck by lightning. I used to spend summers living out of my car and climbing - it's a whole subculture. (Someday I want to make that film.) I started climbing over 20 years ago, which is insane to think about!

 

Before my first day of college, I landed a job at a local TV studio and worked part time all 4 years of college starting as a camera operator and floor manager and working my way up to directing live TV as well as becoming the first student producer.

After college I moved to Boulder, Colorado for a summer of rock climbing but loved it so much that I stayed for my entire 20s!  I parlayed my biology degree into working in sustainable design and architecture, where I helped over 2 dozen buildings achieve LEED certification, had a very nerdy green building radio show, and helped create a training program to design Zero Net Energy buildings.

I currently reside in Los Angeles (and sometimes Atlanta) with my husband, Sean Gunn, and our two cats.

Press

FATALE COLLECTIVE: BLEED

 "Like the Power Rangers of the genre, individually these women are incredible and powerful voices that are a force to be reckoned with. Together, the Megazord of horror, they are unstoppable."

 - Ryan Larson, Rue Morgue

". . . the women of Fatale Collective wisely came together like a bloody, badass, glamorous Voltron and turned their collection of six micro-shorts into a mini-event that had Fantastic Fest attendees buzzing."

- Phil Nobile Jr., Fangoria

". . . frankly, it’s stunning work. This will make you excited for the future of horror, which is clearly in very competent hands."

- Ghastly Grinning

 

"Natasha Halevi’s “Boxed” was my initial favorite, though I’ve discovered it is nearly impossible to stop thinking about any single Bleed story. . . But, lo, if you think you know where this story is going, believe me, you don’t." 

Katelyn Nelson, Killer Horror

READ MORE HERE:

FANGORIA Exclusive: You Need to See 'Fatale Collective Bleed'

RUE MORGUE Sinister Seven: Who Rules the World? An Interview with Fatale Collective

KILLER HORROR 'Fatale Collective Presents: Bleed' Spotlights Women’s Horror

GHASTLY GRINNING Fatale Collective's BLEED Is Proof That The Future Of Horror Is Female

DREAD CENTRAL Fantastic Fest 2019 Exclusive: Character Posters For Shorts Anthology BLEED

HAMMERTOENAIL A Conversation With The Fatale Collective (BLEED) at Fantastic Fest

 

BEAUTY JUICE

". . . BEAUTY JUICE really hits the spot when it comes to the craft - there’s zero filler, the writing by Natasha Halevi is tight and sharp, not a shot is wasted, the editing is perfect and everything is perfectly wound right to deliver this growing sense of unease."

- Jesse Miller, More Horror

"This is a fun little short with some fantastic staging. The room of Beauty Juice looks ripped from a bordello from the 30s as a record player crackles as it plays soft jazz."

- Terry Mesnard, Gayly Dreadful

READ MORE HERE:

GAYLY DREADFUL Chattanooga Film Festival Beauty Juice Review

MORE HORROR Film Review

LUNCH BREAK FEMINIST CLUB

"The show, developed by [Natasha] Halevi and Rebekah Alexander, discusses 'feminist topics in a quirky and ironic way through the eyes of a haphazard and wildly inappropriate feminist club.'"

-Davis Enterprise

DAVIS ENTERPRISE UCD grad’s web series wins two festival awards