NATHALIE YOUNGLAI

Toronto-based Writer-Director Nathalie Younglai is a harpist who started in factual TV as continuity girl and rose up through the ranks to Story Editor and Director on the Gemini Award-winning ‘TIL DEBT DO US PART (Slice), Gemini Award-winning PRINCESS (Slice), CSA-nominated TESSA & SCOTT (W Network, CSA Nominated). She was co-writer on the Korean-Canadian feature film, STAND UP MAN which had its world premiere at FIN Atlantic Film Festival. She was director on the short, THE SOUND THAT BROKE THE SILENCE (Reel World Film Festival). Nathalie has written in children’s television on THE MAGIC SCHOOLBUS: RIDES AGAIN (Netflix), DINO DANA (TVO, Amazon), 16 HUDSON (TVO) and ADDISON (CBC). In the primetime TV world, Nathalie story coordinated on BELLEVUE (CBC) and had drama series in development with eOne/Shaw and RDF. Her script, HOLY FATHER, won the 2013 Telefilm New Voices Award and her play, BANANA GIRLZ, was invited to be a part of fu-GEN Asian-Canadian Theatre’s playwrighting unit. A strong advocate for diversity, Nathalie founded the Indigenous & Creatives of Colour in TV & Film networking group. Nathalie has sat on various panels and juries as well as mentored for Reel Asian Film Festival, Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto Black Film Festival, Women on Screen, WGC-Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters program and Caribbean Tales Film Festival. Nathalie sits on the newly-formed WGC Diversity Committee and is a recipient of the 2017 ACTRA Toronto Sandi Ross Award. Nathalie started the BIPOC in Kid’s TV Writing Bootcamp and currently, Nathalie is Story Editor on a new CBC/TF1 drama.

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