Recollection [a short film]

The story follows the trials and triumphs of three young souls as they journey across the country during the ’30s Dust Bowl, in search of a better life out West. 

"The wiser, the waywarder" - W. Shakespeare

a lifetime’s journey begins with a single breath …
one small step …
the right foot
in front
of the left

Directed by Natalie Young (


in collaboration with RISING SUN & CO. Clothing (


Karla Colletto Cruise 2013 Swim Collection

It was such an honor to direct the video lookbook for Karla Colletto’s Cruise 2013 Swim Collection. I had such an amazing time working with my production company cyberia media, my wonderful crew, the fabulous team at Karla Colletto, and the incredible, award-winning graphic design firm, Design Army! Full credits below.

To see it larger, please check out the video on my vimeo page or on my website.

And thank you to Beach Riot and Refinery 29 for the kind words!

Concept and Design: Design Army

Director: Tamar Levine

Producer: Richard Levine

Production Company: cyberia media

Music: “Halcyon Days” 

Composers: Anthony Phillips [PRS], Sophia Letitia Maclean [PRS]

Director of Photography: Brian O’Connell

Editor: Ely Mennin

Gaffer: Brent Dilger

Grip: Andrew Lee

Swing: Sam Zachrich

Digital Tech: Blake Sinclair

Hair/Make-up: Lexi Swain

Models: Joy Bishop, Katrina Amato

Natalie Young - for SWOOP Magazine


New Video Directed by Natalie Young

Promotional video shot for Dara Mazzie Fitness, directed by Natalie Young, edited by Tonya Stumphauzer.

Alexa Miller - The Arrival

Caroline Gleich arriving at the top of Snowbird, Utah for Sunrise. January 2011.

Jana Cruder - Summer

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Shot at Rehab in Las Vegas, sunburn really sums up summer for me! Especially those who party all day and forget to re-apply.

Jana Cruder: Roman Holiday Fashion Editorial for 944 Magazine

Jana Cruder: shoots model Thalita D’Olveria of NEXT Miami on location for 944 MAGAZINE Roman Holiday fashion editorial.

more can be seen on her website

Dan Busta - Squeeze

A portrait of a the band Eating Faces. This shot showcases the craziness that is the percussion and sound of the band. This angle was Initially concepted by Collins Schude, the drummer. We took it to the next level by squeezing all the accessories and equipment into very tight frame. I then shot from the balcony down 4 stories with a telephoto lens.

Jana Cruder: SPORTS

Weightlifting!!! We had a bunch of gold painted weights left over from a shoot I just shot so I did a little set up with my assistant Zach pumping iron to some tunes.

High Contrast - Jana Cruder

For this assignment, I was inspired by the words “stay away from a perfectly exposed image” & deep dark shadows. Most times all I do is worry about how perfect my exposure is because in digital many times you can’t afford to be off at all. For this assignment, I purposely underexposed my images for the effect. It was a dark, cold and rainy Malibu day. We were shooting in a cold, dark and empty Malibu home. I went with it and brought the atmosphere and darkness into the image by underexposing the image I think the end result and effect worked in favor of the fashion story.
Thoughts ?????
Keep shooting!