Nat Christian studied filmmaking in college. He was asked by classmates to act in their student projects. He then studied with some of the top acting coaches in the industry and was soon cast in local plays, receiving critical acclaim and awards, and landed running roles on TV including “General Hospital”, “The Young and the Restless”, “Days of Our Lives.”
He continued to write and actor, Jerry Orbach (Law and Order), read one of Nat’s screenplays,”California Casanova”, and offered to play the lead role in it, which brought about the independent financing. Nat also directed the movie. He was then asked to direct the production company’s other feature, a zany comedy, “Club Fed”.
Nat directed and produced “For Heaven’s Sake”, starring Florence Henderson, Allison Lange, David Paetkau. The movie was an official selection at various film festivals.
Nat’s existential screenplay, “Channels”, which he directed, produced and starred in, featured Ed Asner, Kim Oja, John Kassir, Taylor Negron and Joan Van Ark. Channels was an official selection at various film festivals. Nat received the auteur award at the WSFF.
Nat wrote, directed and produced “Monday Morning” a socio-political drama set within the context of a Minnesota political campaign and the harsh realities of Los Angeles’s homeless community. Monday Morning received a theatrical release at Laemmle Theaters. Because of its very graphic depictions and general philosophy of the homeless situation, Monday Morning (not rated) caused a polarizing effect, off-putting with some viewers, while highly praised by others for the very same elements. Monday Morning won the “Best Feature Film Award at the Long Island Film Festival, as well as being in the Official selection at others.
Along with his seventeen screenplays, Nat also story consulted on “The Duke” (Buena Vista). Nat wrote the feature “700 Hill” for Monterrey Pictures, which is in development.
Nat resides in Los Angeles and Minneapolis
DIRECTOR . . .
“Monday Morning” – (Starring Victor Browne, Molly Kidder, Jessica Spotts, Nat Christian)
“Channels” – (Starring – Kim Oja, Ed Asner, Nat Christian, Joan Van Ark)
“For Heaven’s Sake” – (Starring – Florence Henderson, Allison Lange, David Paetkau, Stephanie Patton)
“California Casanova” – (Starring – Jerry Orbach, Ken Kercheval, Audrey Landers, Tyrone Power Jr.)
“Club Fed” – (Starring Lance Kinsey, Burt Young, Karen Black, Judy Landers, Allen Garfield, Sherman Hemsley)
“The Conversation” – (High Def Short)
“Gypsy” – (Film Short)
DIRECTOR CLIPS . . .
WRITER (partial list) . . .
“Monday Morning” – (sold – produced)
“Channels” – (sold – produced)
“Echoes” – (on assignment)
“700 Hill” – (on assignment; in development)
“1st Dog” – (sold; in development)
“The Duke” – (Story Consultant) Buena Vista
“California Casanova” – (sold – produced)
“Monday Morning” (Lead) – Vanguard Cinema
“Channels” (Lead) – Vanguard Cinema
“General Hospital” (Lead/Recurring) – ABC
“The Young and the Restless” (Lead/Recurring) – CBS
“King Kong Lives” (Co-Star) – Feature / DeLaurentis
“The New Mickey Spillane” (Co-Star) – ABC
“Days of Our Lives” (Lead/Recurring) – NBC
“The Meeting” (Lead) – short; Miracle Productions
Various Episodic TV
“Mirror, Mirror” (Lead) – Industrial; Kiwa Productions
“High Def Frame” (Lead) – short; HDCam Productions
“Naomi Court” (Harper) – Pilot Theater, Los Angeles * Recipient – LADLA for Outstanding Performance.
“Country and Western” (Jeb Marlowe) – 49th ST. Theater, New York – Off-Broadway
“Detective Story” (Charlie) – Tracy Roberts Theater, Los Angeles
“The Zoo Story” (Jerry) – Tour; UCLA, USC, Pierce, Chino, Barnsdale
Clips from early his early days on TV