Celebrate cinema in Portland, Oregon. Watch over 200 independent films, attend over 75 workshops, networking events, parties, classes and more. Spread across 12+ venues. Buy tickets, merchandise and more at our Festival HQ located at 1139 NW Couch Street—just a block from Powells Books. September 1-7. #PDXFF15

Natalie Johns

Filmmaker Natalie Johns was born in Zimbabwe, grew up in South Africa and established her career in London where she specialized in live entertainment television and documentary film.

Natalie focuses on human interest stories in her documentary work. Her film “I Am Thalente” follows once homeless South African skateboarder Thalente Biyela from the streets of South Africa to California on a skateboard. “If I Ventured in the Slipstream” is an impressionistic take on independent music and it’s future and she is currently in development on a documentary with John Legend and his “#FREEAMERICA” campaign to end mass incarceration.