Nathan was raised on a sheep farm in New Zealand’s most southern province. He studied physics at the University of Otago but a passion for theatre and filmmaking got the better of him: he completed his studies with a Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications and started to work at the commercial production company Silverscreen in 1997.
He soon began to lead Oktobor, an effects, design and interactive company that picked up shots on the Lord of the Rings trilogy and a raft of international awards for its advertising work. At the same time, Nathan also directed a number of commercials and left Oktobor at the end of 2001 to concentrate on his directing career.
He was ranked in the top ten directors in the Asian/Australasia region (Campaign Brief „The Work“); has won awards at every major international festival including the Cannes Lions and Oneshow and directed episodes on two critically acclaimed Television Dramas: The Insider’s Guide to Love and The Hothouse. More recently Nathan has directed memorable spots for Royal London, Samsung, Sky and Esurance.