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Category Archives: Documentary Film

PBS Features latest film All the Presidents’ Heads

On February 22nd, PBS’s American Experience featured the latest documentary film project I was able to film and edit, a short documentary called All The Presidents’ Heads, directed by Adam Roffman. ALL THE PRESIDENTS’ HEADS,is about one man’s quest to save the Presidents of the United States. Watch it below! So far, the film has […]

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Expired! A short documentary about milk expiration dates in Montana

In 2015 I partnered with the talented Rebecca Richman-Cohen and her production company Racing Horse Productions on a fun project for Harvard Law School and the Food Law and Policy Clinic. We were tasked to produce a short film helping inform consumers about misleading expiration date laws in the United States. We spent a week […]

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Pantone Short Documentaries featuring Graphic Designers

In December of 2015, Case Agency in NYC asked if I would collaborate with them on a series of short documentary films profiling three prolific graphic designers in a campaign introducing new color tools for Pantone. I was excited, as it had been some time since I had produced short documentary (90 second), profile work, […]

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Documentary Film SPEARHUNTER is now online

Last year I was invited to shoot and edit a film in southern Alabama about “the world’s greatest spearhunter,” col. Gene Morris. With directors Adam Roffman and Luke Poling we were lucky to have the film premiere at SXSW, and then make the rounds a more than 30 film festivals around the world. It’s been […]

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The Elders Documentary Now Available for Download and Streaming

I’m excited to announce that my feature-length documentary film The Elders is now available via Vimeo’s On Demand service. You can download or rent the film by visiting the film’s website here. Please Share and Enjoy:

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The Elders Reviewed by Boston Globe Critic Peter Keough

Via The Boston Globe AMONG THE MANY outstanding documentaries in the 2013 Independent Film Festival of Boston, Nathaniel Hansen’s The Elders stands out as both commonplace and remarkable. It consists of interviews with ordinary people, ranging in age from their 70s to their 90s, and confirms the truism that with old age comes wisdom — and a […]

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The Elders highlighted in “Best of Boston’s IFFB” lineup

THE ELDERS Why hasn’t Hollywood realized that old people are a gold mine of story material? Though Nathan Hansen’s documentary opens with a quote from Simone de Beauvoir about how a society should be judged by the way it treats the elderly, his film is more about what old people can offer than what they […]

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Kupuna: An Interactive Documentary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Michelle Larson Email: info@kupunainteractive.com December 2012 Independent Filmmaker Returns to Kickstarter to Fund Interactive Documentary Featuring Indigenous, Elderly Hawaiians Boston, MA – When independent filmmaker and producer Nathaniel Hansen first found the crowdfunding website Kickstarter.com in 2009, he said he “instinctively knew it would change the lives of artists around […]

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Dreamin’ Up Work: What would you get if you combined Kickstarter + The Elders + Hawaii + Interactive Documentary storytelling?

What would you get if you combined Kickstarter + The Elders + Hawaii + Interactive Documentary storytelling? You’d get Kūpuna, that’s what, but first things first: I’m a dreamin’ man, yes that’s my problem. Not only does that phrase start one of my favorite Neil Young songs, but it also sums up how I feel as […]

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Brazil – Short Documentary for Row6.com

Matthew Hashiguchi and I spent 6 weeks on the road through June and July, traveling to a variety of places around the world filming for The Joseph Campbell Foundation and the UN Global Partnership Forum. This is our film from Brazil. Be sure to turn on CC. Please Share and Enjoy:

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