Joshua Zev Nathan: Filmmaker

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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." His short film "Another Easygoing Brother in the Meadow Wind" earned Joshua a spot in Werner Herzog’s 2014 Rogue Film School (Los Angeles). He is currently in post-production for his directorial debut "The Dreams of Rene Sendam."  Joshua is currently seeking funding for he, and Jared Hawkley's, screenplay set in Depression-era Oklahoma. Joshua is also in post-production with a documentary that follows him and a companion as they travel on foot across Kansas. He produced a short documentary, "The Story of Doctor Ziyad M. Hijazi," about a pioneering pediatric heart doctor that filmed in Jordan and Qatar in summer 2015, and is available on YouTube.

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What do I do best?

Surround myself with talented and creative people.

What makes me the best version of myself?

Who said I was the best?

What are my aspirations?

To do it like Dreyer did it.

My Biggest Success?

Walking around Kansas for two months? Not sure.

My Most Challenging Moment?

I get cluster headaches.

My Motto?

Live slow, die old.

My Favorite People/Role Models?

William Nathan, Eliot Rosewater, Tim Parker, Joe Zerger, Jonathan Nathan, Knox Harrington (the video artist), Patrick Ross, E.G. Kaufman, Daagya Dick, Special Agent Dale Cooper, Kalif Fuller, JMW Turner, Kirsten Zerger, Sanford Norman Nathan.

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

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

My Favorite Products/Objects?

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

My Current Passions?