The Downey Legend

Nathalie Sibal
After watching Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again four times, Nathalie Sibal,12, recounts how this film series has inspired her to become a film director and writer. “These films made me realize that I want to create that same type of content for others,” Sibal said. “I want to make movies that causes an entire audience to forget about their troubles and just have fun.”  


I struggled for the longest time writing this because Nathalie Sibal is a multitude of things: smart, creative, strong, honest, kind, hilarious – but above all, she’s unique, and not many people can claim to be.


Nathalie’s creativity and passion knows no bounds. She has an innate ability to create complex characters and capture them in diverse moments, whether they inhabit the luxurious lifestyle of the Victorian era or the simple, naturalistic setting of Greece.  No matter what story she drafts, they all possess a deep love and understanding of the human experience. Her immense talent, coupled with her confidence, is unmatched by no other and I can’t wait to see her break barriers in Hollywood.


More than a screenwriter, Nathalie is the greatest friend anyone can ask for.  She came at a transitional point in my life where I was unsure of the future, but with her by my side, change didn’t seem as petrifying.  Her wit and resilience inspire me, her kind and carefree nature lift me up. She is the Louise to my Thelma, the Venom to my Eddie Brock. There are not enough words in the English language I can use to express how lucky and grateful I am to have her as my best friend.

-Oscar Flores

Nathalie Sibal, Co-Copy Editor

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