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Nathan Collett

Position: Cinematographer & Director

Overview

Creative director & filmmaker for dynamic film/TV production company focusing on telling new authentic stories using the latest digital production technologies. Working on projects in Kenya and around East, West and Southern Africa for clients in the USA, UK, Singapore, China etc.

Currently working in Canberra, Australia and available for travel within Australia.



Education

Masters (M.F.A) in Film Production
University of Southern California
2003-2006
Studies in film & video directing, production, camera- work, sound, screenwriting and acting

B.A degree in History
Stanford University, California
1996-2000
Graduated with highest honours. Documentary video and research thesis on traditional religion in Kenya, received highest honors commendation. Course work in Africa history, Asian History,
communications, documentary film, digital art, computer science, economics.


Experience

Director / Cinematographer
Hot Sun Films
2006 - Current
Creative director & filmmaker for dynamic film/TV production company focusing on telling new authentic stories using the latest digital production technologies. Working on projects in Kenya and around East, West and Southern Africa for clients in the USA, UK, Singapore, China etc. Distributing video projects online and through social media to reach audiences and deliver for clients. Provided production services to visiting crews international crews in Kenya.

Video Producer/ Cinematographer
United Nations OCHA (Kenya & New York)
Sep 2009 - May 2010
Producing, directing, shooting and distributing high quality videos, Public Service Announcements (PSAs), and visual communication products for the web. Work- ing with supervisor in New York to create new ideas for campaigns / video products / promotions using online media. Producing media -products for numerous United Nations agencies (OCHA, FCSS, CERF) as well as for cross-UN agency programs like Global CAP, Stop Rape Now, and others. Using video for advocacy and to assist in getting international donor support. Distributing video products / PSAs to local and international broadcasters.

Fulbright Scholar
Nairobi, Kenya
Jun 2006 - Sep 2007
Selected as one of three Fulbright Scholars to Kenya. Successfully conducted research project on urban cul- ture, history and storytelling in Kenya.





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