37 Laines (Founder)
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WHY I MAKE FILMS
Noam Chomsky once said, "he who controls the media, controls the mind of the public."
As a 21st century learner, who digested as much from media as I did from books, I believe I am a part of a generation that was shaped by film more than ever before. And that influence is only growing with each generation.
As I've gotten older, the weight of this has become more apparent to me. And then 2020 came and it became glaringly obvious that many media outlets had forgotten to consider, or knowingly disregarded, the ramifications of their messaging.
Media has the ability to move us and inspire action by sharing stories of hope, of conquering pain, of new ideas, of the human experience. It is not that media creators should shy away from topics of heartbreak, rather I believe filmmakers have a duty to reflect on how they choose to analyze a subject and consider the lasting effects it may have on open and awaiting minds. Thus, socially conscious content is my mission.
But like every filmmaker, I am a dreamer. I dream of thrilling sci-fi, majestic westerns, passionate love, raging adventure, and documenting the quiet moments in-between that make life worth living. I strive to tell vibrant stories that thoughtfully stimulate the minds of the viewers, so they are not only entertained, but exposed to thought provoking ideas and diverse subjects that enrich their view of the seen and unseen worlds around them.
Natasha Mynhier is a director, editor, and cinematographer. In 2020 she won a Gold at the Cannes Young Director Awards for her short film In A Beat.
At 17 years old, Natasha founded 37 Laines, LLC, an entertainment
production company through which she produced a variety of content, including a sold-out full length dance play. She then attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she earned her BFA in Dramatic Writing. During her senior year, she garnered her first major promotional series through a contest where her script earned her the opportunity to write and produce commercials for MD Anderson Cancer Center in collaboration with AT&T, IBM Watson.
After graduating, she relocated to Los Angeles where she met Jeff Hammerton (cinematographer and co-owner of 37 Laines). Together they've created content for brands like Netflix, Marvel, Tastemade, and Vogue.
She is currently in development on an adventure documentary about female backcountry skiers under the glimmer of the northern lights (currently called First Light).