Emerson College graduate Natalia Anderson has already acquired an impressive resume, despite her young age. Regularly working with Academy Award winner Ben Affleck, and working on both the east and west coasts certainly signify success for her talented work behind the camera.
Natalia Anderson with Sue Baden-Powel (producer of INVENTION OF LYING).
HEC: What exactly do you do in your line of work?
In my current position as an Assistant Production Coordinator I work closely with the Executive Producer to assure that all aspects of production are covered. My office deals heavily in all of the logistics necessary to actually make a move. Duties range from ordering the film that we actually shoot the movie on to travel and accommodations for cast and crew, and so on.
HEC: How did you get the position?
Freelance production work can often times be very difficult, but I was able to get this position because I have worked with my current bosses several times before.
HEC: How has your education helped you?
I went to school for film and television, so my degree has been very helpful. The most beneficial education I received was when I was doing hands on projects and interning. I interned at Picture Park in Boston, and HBO FIlms and Miramax in California. I feel that made a huge difference in my career. Right now I’m working on The Town with Ben Affleck. I previously worked with this group on Gone Baby Gone and The Great Debaters.
HEC: Any advice for new people getting started in this industry?
I would again just stress the importance of getting some good hands on experience. Both through internships as well as through student projects, clubs and organizations.
HEC: What are the best and worst parts of your job?
The best part of my job is all of the people working together to make this one project happen. I really love the comraderie and the friendships that are made on each project. The worst part is that you only have a short amount of time to make a film in, therefore we work extremely long hours to make sure the job gets done before time runs out.
HEC: What is your most memorable experience thus far?
I think the most memorable experience was when I was on location shooting on location in New York City for The Women. I remember running around like crazy and just thinking “Wow I’m doing exactly what I want”.