While Mortals Sleep

  • Director

    Natalia ‘Saw Lady’ Paruz

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2023, 7:24

  • Category

    Music Video

  • Format


  • Festival Year


Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!

QUEENS CORNER: 6 films as diverse as our Borough.

April 28, 2024 @ 4:30PM • MoMI Redstone


What do angels do at night? And why did God create the world?
A juxtaposition of Lutheran doctrine with Jewish mysticism (Kabala) reveals the crossroads of humans and the other world.


Natalia ‘Saw Lady’ Paruz, Director, Like a Wild Plant
Natalia ‘Saw Lady’ Paruz, Writer
Natalia ‘Saw Lady’ Paruz, Producer
Natalia ‘Saw Lady’ Paruz, Key Cast, “Angel”, Dummy, A Bellevue Love Story, Caihong City, Scenes from the Underground, Subway: the Series, The Heart is a Drum Machine, Like a Wild Plant
Scott Munson, Music Composer, Another Earth, Time Out of Mind, Killer Kids, Clash of the Corps, Nightwatch, Partaj, Like a Wild Plant
Ines Leong, Camera operators
Aleksey Zozulya, Camera operators
Scott Munson, Camera operators, Like a Wild Plant

Director Statement

My films are not only music videos but also a story of creation out of loss and a search for the identity and meaning that come out of it.

Director Biography

Natalia ‘Saw Lady’® Paruz has spent more than two decades bringing the rare art form of playing music on a carpenter’s saw to audiences around the world. Film appearances include ‘Dummy’ with Adrian Brody, A Bellevue Love Story, Caihong City, and The Heart is a Drum Machine.

Natalia’s musical saw can be heard on the soundtracks of films such as the upcoming new film of Francis Ford Coppola ‘Megalopolis’, ‘Time Out of Mind’ with Richard Gere, Fox Searchlight’s ‘Another Earth’, ‘American Carny’, ‘I Sell the Dead’, ‘Miss Stevens’, ‘When Jack Went Glamping’ with David Arquette, ‘El Carnaval Sodoma’/Arthuro Ripstein and the HBO series ‘The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst’.

Natalia created & directed many music videos for her music, and a short film titled ‘Like a Wild Plant’.

She performed with the Israel Philharmonic conducted by Zubin Mehta, with the Westchester Philharmonic, Royal Air Moroccan Symphony, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra etc., at prestigious concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Madison Square Gardens.

Natalia, who was chosen for the ‘Best of New York’ lists many times, received citations of honor from the New York City Council, the New York State Senate, New York State Assembly, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a medal of honor from Paris, France.