N A T H A N T H E Y S B I O G R A P H Y
Award - Winning Writer Director, Nathan Theys was born in South Africa studied at the New Africa Theatre Association and then moved to the UK where he studied directing at the London Film Academy.
He got accepted into the Open Horizon Director Mentorship Scheme where he works closely with his mentor (British Award Winning Director) Menhaj Huda. Nathan got shortlisted at the Cannes Directors Fortnight Talent and won the Script Competition at the Cape Town International Film Festival as well as the 'NFVF Development Funding Award' for his feature ‘Ronald'
Nathan directed more than 40 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 Pritchard (The Windsors) in 'Whispers of Smoke'.
Nathan also directed numerous children’s dramas, one in particular 'iFuture My Future' got nominated for Best Director in the 'International Childrens 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 founded 'Film Creatives' where he works full time, producing and directing more than 500 commercials for clients such as Sony, Spring Studios, Hogarths UK, MTV, Louis Vitton, Century Media and others.
He is currently developing his feature film 'Ronald' a film about his father who was one of the first people of colour to have sung opera professionally during the apartheid era.