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(10 Questions 2B Answered)

What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
Favorite Places?
Favorite Products?
Current Passions?


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Wednesday
Mar092016

Joshua Zev Nathan: Director, Writer & Producer

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Bio:

Joshua Zev Nathan was born in Oakland, California and raised on a farm near the village of Moundridge, Kansas.  After graduating from the University of Kansas  in 2011, Joshua moved to Los Angeles to work on Paul Thomas Anderson’s film "The Master," and has since worked on a number of features, including Steven Spielberg’s "Lincoln," and Anderson’s "Inherent Vice." He has also directed, written and produced three more short films, "The Burning Pile," "Newton Albuquerque," and "Another Easygoing Brother in the Meadow Wind." The latter two were completed in 2014 and Joshua is currently submitting them to festivals. "Another Easygoing Brother in the Meadow Wind" was an official selection at the 2015 SaMo Indie Film Festival and the 2015 Tallgrass Film Festival.  It also was submitted as part of an application that earned Joshua a spot in Werner Herzog’s 2014 Rogue Film School (Los Angeles).

Joshua is working at different stages on three feature films which he plans to direct (and write).  He is currently in development to direct  "The Dreams of Rene Sendam."  Joshua also recently completed the first draft of another feature-length screenplay set in Depression-era Oklahoma, and he is working on a third feature script about a Russian Jew who emigrates to the United States. Joshua is currently  in post-production with two documentaries. He is directing one that follows him and a companion as they travel on foot across Kansas. He is producing a second documentary about a pioneering pediatric heart doctor that filmed in Jordan and Qatar in summer 2015, and will be released soon. You can see more of his work at www.joshuazevnathan.com.

What do you do best?

Surround myself with highly talented and creative people. I thank my producers Cortney Kammerer and J.S. Hampton; Cortney for her tireless persistence, and J.S. for clear eyes. Thanks to my director of photography, Iain Trimble, for his vision and his admiration for the sun. Jake Smith, playing the titular role, for his search of the spiritual treasure. I want to thank Darwin Lujan too, playing JimEd, for accepting a journey into the unknown. Let me thank Kris Parker, our composer, for his balance of chaos and harmony.

What makes you the best?

Who said I was the best?

What are your aspirations?

To find The Great Task. To build a cathedral.

Biggest Success?

Finishing "Middlemarch," having awesome dreams at night, exercising this morning, trivia champion.

Most Challenging Moment?

Remaining true to the flip-phone lifestyle. Working towards the rotary phone existence.

Favorite Motto?

Live slow, die old.

Favorite People?

William Nathan, Oswald Hafenrichter, Mahatma Gandhi, Eliot Rosewater, Mike Stoltz, Tim Parker, Joe Zerger, Miko Revereza, Riggle James Claflin, Jonathan Nathan, Knox Harrington (the video artist), Fonseca, Patrick Ross, E.G. Kaufman, Daagya Dick, Special Agent Dale Cooper, Milton Fuller, JMW Turner, Kirsten Zerger, Sanford Norman Nathan.

Favorite Places?

Snowflake Ranch, Casa de Federico y Rosaura, Van Balls Meat Market, The western Qatari desert, The Echo Park Film Center.

Favorite Products?

The Psychopath by Freddie Francis. Any film by Herzog, The Coens, Paul Thomas Anderson, Godard, Rainer Fassbinder, David Lynch. The poetry of Jesse Nathan.

Current Passions?

Cinema. Poetry. The Italian Renaissance. American Realism. 4:3. The pursuit of sculptures in the round with Ann Zerger and Chip Parker.