Nathan Xia is a writer/director/actor from San Diego, based in Los Angeles.
Nathan Xia's deep fascination with people leads him to create stories dominated by character, complex and unique cinematic individuals who are, at times, outright provocative. Beyond the general themes of mental health, coming-of-age, and the Asian-American experience, Nathan explores the nuances of each through a vibrant, comedic, absurd, and wholly one-of-a-kind personal lens. Hailing from San Diego, California, Nathan remains a multi-hyphenate who spreads his time between writing, directing, acting, music, and more.
Speaking on past work, his short film ‘Goodnight America’ (2021) - starring Xolo Maridueña and Jacob Bertrand - was an internet sensation, garnishing nearly one million views worldwide. His next film ‘Oh, Mighty Ocean!’ (2022) - starring Jack Griffo, Peyton List, and Jacob Bertrand - screened at film festivals throughout the US and was later acquired by the prestigious short film channel, Omeleto. His debut micro-budget feature ‘Chasing Sundance’ (2023) which he wrote, directed, and starred in, was acquired for domestic distribution by Freestyle Digital Media and can be found on online streaming platforms.
Each day, every minute, Xia’s relentless passion for cinema grows, an eagerness unmatched to continue sharing his stories, his passion, and his point-of-view with the world.
Audience Award Winner
Adam's Song
NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth)
Seattle, WA
Honorable Mention - Best Indie Film
Oh, Mighty Ocean!
Independent Short Awards
Los Angeles, California
Best Actor
Oh, Mighty Ocean!
Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
Official Selection
Oh, Mighty Ocean!
Beverly Hills Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
Loyola Marymount University
Film Production & Screenwriting
High School
Westview High School
Birth Date
October 14, 1999
Birth City
San Diego
Current City
Los Angeles
Nathan Xia is a writer/director/actor from San Diego, based in Los Angeles.
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