BIO

With over 20 years of design and leadership experience for some of the world’s leading brands, Nathan has worked internationally in the United States, China, India, Argentina, and Mexico. Prior to joining Thinkwell, Nathan provided creative leadership on multimillion dollar feature films, and corporate branding centers, managing teams of over 100. He has worked with high-profile clients such as: Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Focus Features, Miramax Films, and Microsoft.  Nathan also started in the hit Bollywood Television series “Yug Yugantar” as Major Roberts in 1998.

LOCATION BASED ENTERTAINMENT

Thinkwell Group Head of Design October 2017 – November 2019

Head of the Design Department in the Los Angeles Studio.  Lead the creative evolution of the design department for 2 years, refining the Thinkwell aesthetic and honing the artistic process. Responsible for recruiting talent, training, QC, professional development and coordination with other departments and international offices.

Lionsgate Entertainment World

Supervising Art Director

Concept refinement, schematic, detailed design and production oversight.  First vertical indoor theme park. Supervising art director for IP themed show set, first purpose built VR coaster, cabin simulator attraction, dark ride attraction, all ride vehicles, escape room experience, highly themed restaurants and retail offerings.  Developed architecture vocabulary to define the Lionsgate brand, oversight on media and animation.

     

Warner Brothers World Abu Dhabi Art Director

Detailed design phase on Gotham area  development including IP themed facades, props, murals and graphics. The Joker Funhouse walk through attraction with IP themed show set, graphics, mechanical and media based interactives .  Art director for concept, schematic and detailed design phase for Justice League: War World Attacks (dark ride with media projection). Art Direction of queue, DC character sculpts, dark ride show set, graphics, motion graphics and ride vehicle.

 

NFL Experience Times Square

Art Director

Concept Refinement, Schematic, Detailed Design and production oversight.  Walk through experience with artifacts, media and interactives.  Worked closely with NFL Films and Cirque Du Soleil from concept refinement through production.

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension  - Paramount Pictures

Directed by Gregory Plotkin  Produced by Jason Blum, Oren Peli

Betsy Megel 

 

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones  - Paramount Pictures

Directed by Christopher Landon Produced by Samson Mucke, Jason Blum, Oren Peli

Betsy Megel 

 

AIM HIGH Season 2  - Warner Bros.

Directed by Ari Sandel Produced by McG, Lance Sloane

 

TALL HOT BLONDE - Sony TV / Lifetime

Directed by Courteney Cox Produced by Kyle Clark, Lina Wong

Sony TV / Lifetime

 

THE ICEMAN  - Millenium Films

Official Selection – Toronto Film Festival

Official Selection – Venice Film Festival

Official Selection – Telluride Film Festival

Directed by Ariel Vroman Produced by Rene Besson, Juan Mas, Ehud Bleiberg

 

FIRE WITH FIRE - George Furla, Randall Emmett

Directed by David Barrett Produced by Bill Steakley, Brandon Grimes

 

TRESPASS - Nu Image

Directed by - Joel Schumacher, produced by Matt Leonetti, Jr, Boaz Davidson, Rene Besson

David Winkler, Irwin Winkler

DRIVE ANGRY 3D - Summit Entertainment

Directed by Patrick Lussier, produced by Michael De Luca, Rene Besson

 

 

TEKKEN -  Anchor Bay Films

Directed by Dwight H. Little, Produced by Carsten Lorenz, Steven Paul, Benedict Carver

RED SONJA - Nu Image

3 month design & prep / on hold

Directed by Doug Aarniokoski, produced by Matthew O’Toole, Avi Lerner, Boaz Davidson

Robert Rodriguez

 

BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE Sony Pictures

Directed by Chris Nahon, produced by Chris Thompson, Abel Nahmias, Bill Kong

 

AN AMERICAN CRIME

Directed by Tommy O’Haver Jocelyn Hayes, Hans Ritter, Christine Vachon

First Look Intl.

 

SPECIAL Hal Haberman

& Jeremy Passmore

Frank Mele, Edward Parks

Magnetic Releasing

 

DON’T COME KNOCKING Sony Pictures Classics

Nominated, Best Production Design – German Film Awards

Official Selection – Cannes Film Festival

Directed by Wim Wenders, produced by Samson Mucke, In-Ah Lee, Jeremy Thomas

Peter Schwartzkopff / Sony Pictures Classics

 

LAND OF PLENTY IFC Films

Official Selection – Venice Film Festival

Directed by Wim Wenders, produced by Samson Mucke, In-Ah Lee, Jake Abraham

Gary Winick / IFC Films

 

LA BELLE DAME SANS MERCI (Short)

Directed by Hidetoshi Oneda, produced by Frank Mele, Toshihiro Oshima, Jack Peng

 

ELLA ENCHANTED (Storyboards) Miramax

Directed by: Tommy O’Haver, Produced by Jane Startz

THE ITALIAN JOB  (Concept Art) Paramount Pictures

Directed by F. Gary Gray, produced by Donald De Line, Tim Bevan

WATCHMEN (Concept Art) Warner Bros.

Directed by Zack Snyder, produced by Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin

Deborah Snyder

WELCOME TO COLLINWOOD (Storyboards / Concept Art)

Warner Brothers

Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo, produced by Steven Soderbergh

 

LEGALLY BLOND (Storyboards) MGM 

Directed by Robert Luketic Produced by Ric Kidney, Marc Platt

 

WILD WILD WEST (SFX) Warner Brothers

Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld Produced by Jon Peters, Barry Josephson

 

CONCEPT ART / STORYBOARDS
SKILLS

Feature/ Series Production Design

Locations Based Entertainment Art Direction

Animation

Branding Identity

Diplomacy

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Guest Lecturer: DePaul University—LA Quarter Film Program (2014-2015)

 

Guest lecturer with Wim Wenders and Moritz Laube: Berlin Talent Campus (2005)

 

Guest Lecturer: HFF Academy—Potsdam Germany (2005)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Local 800 Art Directors Guild

Themed Entertainment Association

 

EDUCATION

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Magna Cum Laude

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