Nathan’s work bridges academic and creative spheres to cultivate media that reforms our sensibilities in positive ways. He received his PhD in Film and Visual Studies from Harvard University in 2023.

As a writer, consultant, and speaker, he loves partnering with organizations and individuals to expand our ethical imaginations: by clarifying pressing cultural problems, and constructing novel aesthetic practices, in order to catalyze collective pursuits of goodness – in ways that surprise and nourish.

In short: if you are curious about the potential of sensory experience to reform our deeply broken world, his work is right up your alley.

selected projects




chambers bay

youth group

surface tensions

a dramedy film about two orphaned sisters, both prodigy runners fourteen years apart in age,  who must both come of age.

This feature film, cowritten with and to be directed by E.C. Timmer, is currently in pre-production.

an equally absurd and grounded buddy comedy about two young and idealistic youth pastors, living in Orange County in 2007, who must recon with differences of friendship and faith.

"works equally well as a small primer on media and a memoir of growing up in a thoroughly mediated age."

-Alissa Wilkinson, New York Times Film Critic

get in touch

To propose a writing project, inquire about creative consultation, develop teaching curriculum, book a speaking engagement, or anything in-between, please contact me here