Nathan Theys was born in Cape Town, South Africa where he studied a degree in Business at The Cape Peninsula University of Technology and Drama at the New Africa Theatre Association. He then moved to the UK after being awarded a full bursary to study Directing at the London Film Academy. He got into the Open Horizon Mentorship scheme where he was mentored by (Kidulthood, Flash, Batwoman) director Menhaj Huda, Holby City director Amy Coop and BAFTA nominee director Stuart Hazeldine.
Nathan went on to direct more than five hundred online content videos and commercials as well as forty short narrative films. Some winning awards in festivals Internationally. In his body of work he directed British Icon, Sir Donald Sinden in 'Blowing Dandelions', Vuyo Dabula (Netflix Queen Sono) in 'Redemption' and Tom Durant- Pritchard (The Windsors) in 'Whispers of Smoke.' Nathan has also directed numerous children's dramas, one in particular 'iFuture My Future' got nominated for Best Director in the 'International Children's Film Festival'. Additionally three of his children's dramas got selected as the Official Anti-bullying films in the UK. These films got programmed for schools at all the Picture House Cinemas UK. Nathan has worked with clients across many different sectors including finance, education, property & the film and music industries. Notable clients include: Sony BMG, BBC,, Anti-bullying Alliance, National Children's Bureau, Picture House Cinemas, Sun International Hotels, Helical PLC, Access All Areas, Sharky and George, Quintessentially, MTV, Open Horizons, Wellington College, Central St Martins, Solent Southampton University, Lewisham Borough, Islington Council. Nathan is working on his next feature film about his father's life and career as an opera singer of mixed race during apartheid in South Africa, which he has received development funding and private investment for.