BIOGRAPHY

ZHENG 'NATHAN' NIE

Zheng Nathan Nie is a rising Chinese filmmaker who has dedicated his life to exploring many different aspects of filmmaking. Having lived in the U.S. for ten years, Zheng started developing a can-do spirit since his undergraduate study at Michigan State University. 

 

Upon earning his B.A. in Media Arts at Michigan State, Zheng moved to New York City for professional experience. He started as an intern in Simba Productions, a video production company. He worked part-time for the company as both editor and videographer. 

 

He's recently earned his MFA degree in Directing at the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television. His thesis film has won UCLA's Directors Spotlight award in 2017. His previous films have also been screening at various film festivals around the country.

 

Grown up in Henan, a rural province, Zheng hopes to bring light to expose the authentic lifestyle in China through his films. Furthermore, he's interested in many different subjects like sports, history, musical theater and science. He wishes that he can explore different areas to expand his horizon and make films with vast diversity.

WORKS

REST IN PEACE 入土为安
September 2017

Aggrieved by the sudden death of his only son, and troubled by the subsequent disappearance of his doctor, Du Guangcai, a 32-year-old factory worker, is misled by a shifty con man, Wang Junsheng, into a scheme to hire a large group of strangers to pretend as Guangcai's family members and then occupy the hospital until the hospital pay them a million yuan.

HOUSE OF THE LONESOME HUMAN BEINGS
June 2016

In a mysterious townhouse that only accommodates lonely souls, three single tenants with different painful pasts, form a curious codependency. Suddenly, one of them finds love, which causes quite a stir.

FOR THE EPIC WIN
September 2015

A father and son struggle to maintain control of their own lives through all the wrong ways, discovering that the only salvation from their problems is to face them.

L.A. SHORTS AWARDS

2017

BEST STUDENT FILM
PLATINUM AWARD
"House of the Lonesome Human Beings"

UCLA

DIRECTORS SPOTLIGHT

2017

WINNER
 
"Rest In Peace"

L.A. SHORTS AWARDS

2017

BEST DIRECTOR
HONORABLE MENTION
"House of the Lonesome Human Beings"

© 2020 by Zheng Nathan Nie.