Nathan Jacobson

Director. Editor. Visionary.

“Nathan Jacobson is a talented young filmmaker with features in his future.”  
~ Alex Kendrick (War Room, Fireproof)

“Nathan Jacobson is a director with a keen eye, a strong vision, and a knack for motivating his teams to that vision.”
~ Rusty Martin, Actor (Courageous, Wanted)

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Director, Editor

Writer, Director, Editor

Writer, Director, Editor

Writer, Director, Editor

Writer, Director, Editor

Writer, Director, Editor

“Nato has an incredible ability to visualize an edit. He knows what’s needed to tell a story, and how to put it together in a way that captures the heart of the project.  I’ve had the opportunity to work with him on several shoots now, and can’t wait to do it again!”

~ Seth Rice, Producer (Wanted, Train, War Paint)

“Nathan Jacobson is a wonderful director and editor.  He really has an eye for cinematography and fits the pieces together very artistically.  He never lets small details go unnoticed.  I’m very impressed by his skill set, and would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a high quality, professional product.  In addition to his skill, he is an incredible person.  It was a joy working with him, and getting to know him.  He’s a really great guy.”

~ Adolph Goetz, Lead Singer (Undivided)

Bio

From the age of 12, Nathan “Nato” Jacobson wanted to make movies, and over the years while he looked for a way to break into the industry, that interest matured into a desire to tell stories that would truly inspire people. In 2013, he started working as a filmmaker professionally, and has amassed a resume of over 40 different projects ranging from narrative feature and short films, to commercial spots and promos, to artistic pieces and demo reels. Comfortable both in front of and behind the camera, he has acquired a variety of skills and experiences as an actor, writer, director, editor, camera operator, and production crew member, and now primarily specializes in directing and editing. He is also the visionary behind The Roundtable, a collaborative team and brain-trust of young creatives, storytellers, and entrepreneurs.

Nato’s IMDb Profile & Resume

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Co-directing "War Paint"

Co-directing "War Paint"

"Princess Cut" World Premiere

"Princess Cut" World Premiere

Pulling Focus on "The Painting"

Pulling Focus on "The Painting"

Awards and Recognition

Nato’s short film “Wanted” has won numerous awards on the festival circuit, including four for Best Short Film, one for Best Screenplay, and one for Best Director. It also received an official selection from the globally attended Carmel International Film Festival in California, where it screened alongside films like Spotlight (2016 Best Picture Oscar winner) and Truth (starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford).

In addition to awards, “Wanted” has received high acclaim from a host of filmmakers and creatives, including Alex and Stephen Kendrick (War Room, Fireproof), EMMY award-winner Brett Varvel (The War Within), Brian Ivie (The Drop Box, Shawn), Chad Burns (Beyond The Mask), Dave Arnold (Adventures In Odyssey), and many more.

“I can count on one hand the number of independent short films I have been impressed with, and Nato’s is one of them.”

~ Seth Daly, Film Director

“When it comes to storytelling, Nato has a good eye for editing and the right pace for the story.”

~ John-Clay Burnett, Editor (Polycarp, Wanted)

“Keep an eye on Nathan Jacobson.  He’s an up and coming filmmaker with a unique style and approach to story telling through film.  In ‘Wanted,’ Nathan knows how to draw you into his story with a sense of curiosity and mystery, as he leads you on a journey of discovery.  I wouldn’t be surprised if Nato becomes a very much wanted writer and director in a short time.”

~ John Fornof, Writer/Director (Adventures In Odyssey, Lamplighter Theatre)

“Nathan Jacobson is enthusiastic, focused, and humble. I like that in a director.”

~ Andrew Bolzman, 1st Assistant Director (Badge of Faith, Wanted)

“Nathan Jacobson has thoroughly impressed me as a writer, director, and actor. He is full of creativity and vision. I’ll be watching his career closely, because he is going to do great things.”

~ Daniel Stibral, Art Director (Beyond the Mask, Polycarp) 

“Nato directs with rooted vision and refreshing clarity. He invites and respects input from trusted colleagues and mentors, fostering a collaboration driven toward both technical and artistic excellence in the communication of cinematic stories.”

~ Rebekah Cook, Script Supervisor (Love Covers All, Princess Cut, Wanted)

Services

From feature and short films, to music videos and commercials, to documentaries and promotional videos, if you need a visionary storyteller to take your project from good to great, Nato can do this for you regardless of what type of film you need.

Directing

From feature and short films, to music videos and commercials, to documentaries and promotional videos, if you need a visionary storyteller to take your project from good to great, Nato can do this for you regardless of what type of film you need.
With vision, clarity, and efficiency, Nato can take any type of project and make it the best it can be in its visual storytelling, emotion, and pacing. He's put these skills to good use for narrative and corporate projects alike, has been hired for everything from ads to events, documentaries, and music videos, and also has a unique specialty for making trailers. He can operate on both Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X platforms.

Editing

With vision, clarity, and efficiency, Nato can take any type of project and make it the best it can be in its visual storytelling, emotion, and pacing. He’s put these skills to good use for narrative and corporate projects alike, has been hired for everything from ads to events, documentaries, and music videos, and also has a unique specialty for making trailers. He can operate on both Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X platforms.
If you're simply looking for honest, creative, and productive feedback on a script, an edit, or otherwise, you can follow many others' footsteps and talk to Nato. He has offered helpful insight to the improvement of numerous projects, and would love to do the same for you.

Consultation

If you’re simply looking for honest, creative, and productive feedback on a script, an edit, or otherwise, you can follow many others’ footsteps and talk to Nato. He has offered helpful insight to the improvement of numerous projects, and would love to do the same for you.
Bio

The Roundtable is a young and driven team with a vision to bring high-quality, inspiring entertainment to audiences across the globe. They’ve been laying the foundation for this endeavor with highly acclaimed, award-winning short films. Nato and producer Seth Rice brought “Wanted” to the public, which has been extremely well received, while Alex Lerma and producer Paul Hastings created “Roses”, which has been selected by the prestigious LA Shorts Fest, and the Cleveland International Film Festival, both of which are Oscar-qualifying festivals. From here, The Roundtable is developing their strategy to take things to the next level, and use the powerful medium of film to impact their generation.

Meet the Team
Seth Rice, Producer

Seth Rice, Producer

Nathan Jacobson, Director

Nathan Jacobson, Director

Alex Lerma, Director of Photography

Alex Lerma, Director of Photography

Behind-the-Scenes

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Shooting "The Lamplighter Guild" Promo
Shooting “The Lamplighter Guild” Promo

Contact

Whether you’re looking for a director, editor, or otherwise, Nato would love to hear from you! If you’d like his consultation, the first 30 minutes is free, so please don’t hesitate to reach out!

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