Natasha Wanganeen is a proudly indigenous actress whose career commenced with her starring role in the 2002 award winning feature film Rabbit Proof Fence which she shot at age 15. She has subsequently performed in numerous stage, film and television productions. Immediately following Rabbit Proof Fence was the made-for-TV film Jessica directed by Peter Andrikidis, released in 2004.
Other TV credits include the anthology Redfern Now, The Secret River, the two part TV series for the ABC, (which she also appeared in a theatrical production for the Adelaide Festival), Firebite directed by Warwick Thornton for See Saw Films, MaveriX and the upcoming Thou Shalt not Steal, directed by Dylan River.
Natasha’s numerous feature credits include a starring role as a zombie killer in the dystopian thriller Cargo, playing Mary in the film A Second Chance: Rivals, playing Susan Franklin in Storm Boy and she enjoyed being a ghoul in the horror film Dark Place. Next came A Sunburt Christmas, 2067 and Fate of the Night.
In 2023, she appeared in Ivan Sen’s mystery, crime drama Limbo which was nominated in ‘competition section’ at the73rd Berlin International Film Festival which Natasha also attended
Natasha has a strong theatrical history to match her screen credits. Her favourite early productions include playing Obedience in Holy Day (writer Andrew Bovell) with the STC, Doolie in Riverside Studios (London) production of Bullies House and Sharday in QTC’s The Estimator. Later she played Tandanya in The Cherry Pickers and Nakisha in Sista Girl, both for the State Theatre SA. Natasha also appeared in The State Opera SA’s production of Cloudstreet.
From her own creative perspective, Natasha has been writing a script for her own independent film, Battle of the Ancestors, set 60,000 years ago against a backdrop of mythology. Her debut film as co-writer and co-producer was the 2022 short film, a sci fi drama entitled Bunker: The Last Fleet, about an alien invasion of Australia, in which she also takes the lead role.