Nat Luurtsema

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Nat is a BAFTA-nominated screenwriter, comedian, actor and director. She began as a stand-up comedian, was nominated for Chortle’s Best Newcomer award and has written and performed eight Edinburgh shows. Her sketch group, JIGSAW, created two Radio 4 series, and she was series writer for Stand Up For The Week (Ch4) and Fake Reaction (ITV).

Nat wrote and starred in short film, ISLAND QUEEN, which was BAFTA-nominated in 2014, won Best Comedy at The Smalls Film Festival 2013 and Best Comedy at the European Independent Film Festival 2013. She wrote and starred in THREE WOMEN WAIT FOR DEATH, which was made with Creative England, Big Talk Films and Babycow and won Best Short at the Encounters Film Festival 2016. She wrote and directed WYRDOES with Film London, Film4 and the British Arts Council, as part of their Shakespeare Lives! international tour. Her latest short film is a dark comedy called WAR PAINT, written by and starring Yasmine Akram, made with Creative England’s Emerging Talent fund.

Nat has adapted two novels, Spilt Milk Black Coffee by Helen Cross and Brooklyn Story by Suzanne Corso. Her screenplay, ANNIE’S GOT BODY ISSUES, won the BAFTA Rocliffe Forum in 2015 and THE CLEAN UP was selected to be part of Film London’s Microwave scheme in 2016.

Nat is working on several original features and TV series as Writer/Director.