Natasha Waugh

Film + TV Director
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  • Terminal
    2016 — Short Film — 10m49 mins
  • Mother
    2019 — Short Film — 09m24 mins
  • Declan O'Rourke - Arrivals
    2021 — Music Video — 05m37 mins
  • 2016 — Winner
    Indie Cork Film & Music Festival — Best Irish Short Film.
  • 2017 — Winner
    WGI Zebbie Awards — Best Short Film Script.
  • 2017 — Winner
    Irish Film Festival, Boston — Director's Choice Award.
  • 2017 — Winner
    Dub Web Fest — Best Irish Short FIlm.
  • 2017 — Nominee
    Irish Film & Television Academy Awards (IFTA) — Best Irish Short Film.
  • 2017 — Nominee
    London Critics' Circle Film Awards — Best Short Film.
  • 2019 — Winner
    Dublin Feminist Film Festival — Best Short Film Runner up.
  • 2019 — Winner
    Clones Film Festival — Best Short Film.

Natasha Waugh is a multi-award winning director of numerous short films, and various commercial work. 

Her films have gone on to success on the festival circuit, winning various awards and nominations along the way. Her most successful film, Terminal, was inspired by the women affected by the 8th amendment in Ireland which restricted access to abortion. It went on to critical acclaim, winning several awards at home and abroad. It also received prestigious nominations for Best Short film at the 37th London Film Critics’ Circle Awards, and at the 2017 Irish Film & Television Academy Awards (IFTAs). 

In 2017, Natasha was chosen to direct Mother – a short film commissioned by the Galway Film Centre, and RTÉ. Mother saw Natasha collaborate with writer Jonathan Hughes, and producer Sharon Cronin. Throughout the making of the film, she was mentored by Emmy winning director, Dearbhla Walsh. The film won runner up Best Short Film at the Dublin Feminist Film Festival, 2019, and Best Short Film at the Clones Short Film Festival, 2019.

Natasha has also worked with producer Julie Ryan (The Young Offenders Movie), on a television pilot Are You Free? for RTÉ. She was mentored by Oscar nominated director, Lenny Abrahamson (Room, Normal People) during preparation for this shoot.

Natasha has been the shadow director for Can’t Cope Won’t Cope season 2 for which she shadowed Imogen Murphy. In 2018, she was the shadow director on Sky’s Britannia season 2 in London, under director Lisa James Larsson. She further shadowed Larsson on the Netflix series Fate: The Winx Club Saga in September 2019. 


Over two weekends in November and December 2019, Natasha was a participant of X-Pollinator; an initiative of Screen Training Ireland created by producers Katie Holly of Blinder Films, and Lara Hickey. The aim of the initiative is to bring together, educate, and inspire emergent female filmmakers. Natasha also completed a 2 day intensive workshop for intimacy co-ordination under Ita O’Brien, (also an initiative run by Screen Training Ireland). 

In October 2019, she directed short film We Don’t Choose How, produced by David Christopher Lynch, and funded by Kildare County Council Short Grass Films. The film is hit the festival circuit in 2020, and won two audience awards: one at the Capital Irish Film Festival, and the other at the Chicago Irish Film Festival.

In May 2022, she directed the 2nd Unit of Channel 5 drama The House Across the Street, starring Shirley Henderson (See How They’ Run, Harry Potter, Dune forthcoming tv series). She also directed days on the main unit of the show.

Natasha was the shadow director for feature film The Problem With People from May to July 2022. The film was directed renowned director Chris Cottam, and starred Paul Reiser (Stranger Things, Mad About You). and Colm Meaney (Gangs of London, Star Trek). It was also produced by Paul Reiser, with Max Brady and Chris Cottam. Natasha also directed the 2nd unit for the feature. 

Natasha is the co-writer and director of feature film Consentuality, which was developed with Screen Ireland. She is currently writing and semi-autobiographical television series You Don’t Look Sick, and feature noir Agony.

Her lated short, La Tumba, was a collaboration with Jonathan Hughes, writer of Mother, and producer Natalie McAuley of Subotica (Aisha).

In between writing and directing films, Natasha is a tutor and occasional lecturer for film and media studies in University College Dublin.