For as long as I can remember, I've been telling stories. There was a very real desire to elicit a reaction from my family members, and then from my friends and superiors. I thrived on laughter and applause. Being the class clown turned into summer theatre in the park. Acting classes became an agent in New York City. Auditions became on camera roles. Meanwhile, I wrote poems, short-stories and streams of consciousness because I felt them.


When I got to Syracuse University, I took my first multimedia storytelling class that put a camera into my hand and helped me convert the short-stories that I had been writing into short screenplays and then into short films. Once I got a taste for directing, I never looked back. My passion for acting continued throughout my four years at Syracuse as I appeared in over 30 short films and sketch comedy shorts.

I graduated in May of 2014, Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Television Radio and Film, having minored in English and Textual Studies with a Film and Screen Studies focus. My major helped me fine tune my filmmaking skills while my minor helped me fine tune my film discourse skills and appreciation.

Since graduating, I have been working full-time as a DGA Production Associate as a member of the Emmy-Winning Directing team for Disney/ABC's General Hospital, where I won a Daytime Emmy in 2017. I have been writing/directing 2-3 short films a year since 2014, screening in festivals around the world (including the Short Film Corner of Cannes 2015, 2017, and 2018) and having garnered 13 awards.

2010 - present
2010 - present

P 1 2 3 Trivia:

Nate's production company, P 1 2 3 Productions, is named for the seats that he and his two best friends from college would sit in at every home football and basketball game during their undergrad at Syracuse University. Section 102, Row P, Seats 1, 2, and 3.

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