Natalia, 18, says that she became inspired after he landed an Oscar in 2018 for Best Animated Short Film for “Dear Basketball.”
“My dad and I would always watch as many movies as we can and we’d go on movie marathons. And then we’d always analyze as many movies as we can and we’d talk about it for months,” she said during a Q&A for IMG Models.
When she was asked who motivates her, “My dad,” she responded.
“Anywhere we’d go we’d just keep talking about different films and how it, like, reminds us of where we are,” she added.
She says that while traveling, her father was always able to link things they witnessed on their journeys to movies they watched together. “It’s just things like that…. It just really inspired me and I was like, ‘I want to do this forever.'”
“I think it’s just so cool how people are able to capture certain scenes [and] certain aesthetics and they’re able to make the audience feel a certain way,” she continued. “I’m a big crier at movies so I’m like how did they make me cry about that scene? I want to be able to do that. I want to be able to make those audiences feel the same way that I did.”
She also has a time frame for when she’d like to secure the prestigious award.
“In 10 years. I want to win an Oscar. I’m not sure for what, or for what Oscar category, but that’s on my list,” Natalia declared. “And I want to make a film where I can incorporate fashion and those fashion aspects, and I think combining my two passions, that’s just amazing. I want to be able to do that.”