Balancing Acts


Nat Luurtsema on manifesting her dream career

Season 1, Ep. 48

In this conversation I chat to writer, director and author Nat Luurtsema (

Nat has written for Mock The Week (BBC), 8 Out Of Ten Cats (Channel 4) and with her sketch group Jigsaw, Nat has had two Radio 4 series, and three sell-out Edinburgh runs. Her adult non-fiction title Cuckoo in the Nest was a Sunday Express Book Of The Year. Girl Out of Water, Nat’s debut children’s book was longlisted for the Waterstones' Children’s Book of the Year.

Nat describes how she transitioned from radio presenting to performing stand up and sketch to then writing/directing films and becoming an author. She explains why she stopped acting and performing stand up to focus on her writing/directing career. Nat also breaks down how she took a DIY approach to learning the craft of filmmaking.

She describes how she would often manifest having great gigs and how she has incorporated manifestation on a regular basis into her filmmaking career. She explains why she never googled herself or her reviews as a stand up and now also as a filmmaker and why she does so many creative endeavours. We discuss the importance of not being self-deprecating and being kind and empathetic towards yourself.

Nat describes how she met her film producers, she talks about the importance of having a solid working relationship with your agent and loads more!

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Happy listening :)

Steve - @offkeysteve

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