Natalia Leite (born October 15, 1984) is a Brazilian writer and director. Leite is also a frequent contributor to Vice Media and is known to incorporate her documentary subjects into her scripted films.

Early life

Leite was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil. She later studied at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Leite began her career showcasing drawings, photography, and performance art films in galleries. In 2006, she moved to New York City where she started writing, directing, acting and producing her own micro-budget short films. From these early works she was able to raise financing for her first feature film.

Personal life

Leite is gay, and often deals with sexuality in her works.