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Nathan Buck

 Nathan Buck
Instructor of Film & New Media
Northwestern University
Bachelor of Science, Performance Studies

About Nathan

Nathan Buck is director, writer, editor, and producer with 25 years of filmmaking experience on four continents. He began working in the film industry in the late ‘90s in London, then spent 15 years in New York. Since 2018, he has been based in Berlin.

Buck recently completed his first narrative feature, Under Spanish Skies, which stars Amr Waked (Syriana, Ramy) and Nahéma Ricci (Antigone - Best Canadian Feature, Toronto International Film Festival, 2019). The film was shot in Spain and premiered in 2022 at the Boston International Film Festival, where it won the Indie Spirit Award for Excellence in Filmmaking. Under Spanish Skies went on to win Best Indie Feature at the Montreal Independent Film Festival and Best Drama Feature at the 2023 Berlin Independent Film Festival; it has been screened at several other festivals and received additional awards.

Buck was honored to be Filmmaker-in-Residence at Interlochen in 2015 and is delighted to be returning as a full-time faculty member and creative leader of the Greenacres documentary project. This will be his second feature-length documentary; he also produced and directed the arts documentary Real Gone! Dance, which premiered at the American Dance Festival in North Carolina in 2009. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he majored in Performance Studies.

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B.S., Performance Studies - Northwestern University