Natalie Conneely
Natalie conneely

Natalie Conneely is an award-winning Actress, Producer, and Director who believes that stories have the power to transform and heal society. Born in the amazon of Bolivia and raised by the Andes, she is the 7th of 8 children in a family of Irish-American and Indigenous Bolivian storytellers and healers. She started producing commercials with Turner Commercial productions for CNN International in 2009 and crossed over to producing and acting in short films in San Francisco in 2013 and has since produced feature narrative and documentary films in Bolivia and the US. Her Directorial Debut is the Documentary Feature Film, Selva Adentro, which highlights indigenous wisdom for environmental conservation after the devastating Amazon fires of 2019. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Film, Television, and Theater & Political Science at the University of Notre Dame in 2007 where she wrote, directed and acted in several plays and short films. In 2009 She launched CNN International's first Middle Eastern Production Hub in Abu Dhabi and worked to produce original content programming from London to Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Natalie lives in Los Angeles, CA where she founded Pachamama Sabia, a social impact production company after 7 years of working with the Dalai Lama, building and sustaining a global network of more than 200 mindful, ethical, and compassionate leaders in more than 45 countries around the world.