Joanna Natasegara (UK)
Violet Films

Joanna Natasegara is the Academy Award®-winning filmmaker behind Violet Films, a renowned London-based production company.

She leads a small and dynamic female team, focusing on stories that are global in scope, tackling some of the most pressing socio-political issues of our time.

Her work has received over 100 award nominations and 64 wins, including one BAFTA, two BIFA (with one win), three Academy® (with one win), and five Emmy nominations (with two wins); as well as two Peabody Awards. This includes the Oscar®-winning Netflix Original The White Helmets; BAFTA and Oscar®-nominated Virunga; the Oscar®-nominated The Edge of Democracy; The Heart of Invictus docu-series for Netflix in association with Archewell Productions; We Dare to Dream, the second film from Academy Award®-nominated director Waad al-Kateab with Angelina Jolie as executive producer; and Disney’s award-winning documentary short Nai Nai and Wài Pó.

She continues to produce a highly anticipated slate of projects with social justice at their heart. This includes the scripted adaption of Virunga for Netflix, written by Academy Award®-winner Barry Jenkins and produced by Joanna Natasegara alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson and Phillip Watson of Appian Way.