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Overview (3)

Birth NameNathan John Hill
Nickname Nate
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Nathan Hill pioneered the 4-year Advanced Diploma of the Screen at Footscray Film Dept., Victoria, Australia. He is an actor, writer, producer and director. Having gained success with his film The Strange Game of Hyde and Seek (2004), Tomboys (2009) and Model Behaviour (2013), his film opened the Australian Film Festival, he is a Shriekfest Finalist and California Film Award Winner. He has acted in all mediums of the entertainment world, with his debut to the stage playing Peter Pan and his screen debut as a vampire in Queen of the Damned (2002). He has written multiple feature film screenplays and won awards for his filmmaking across the globe. His interest lies mainly in the horror genre, however he has had experience in all genres of movies.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Nathan Hill is an Australian actor, writer, producer and director who specializes in making multi-genre pictures for a global audience. His debut to the stage was playing Peter Pan as a youngster. Nathan pioneered the 4-year Advanced Diploma of the Screen at Footscray Film Dept., Victoria, Australia. During film school he landed a lead role in the feature film Radio Samurai (2002) and also played a vampire in Queen of the Damned (2002). His graduation piece The Strange Game of Hyde and Seek (2004), a 30 minute film that screened at Shriekfest in Los Angeles, was a finalist the following year for the full-length version of the movie for the Shriekfest screenplay competition. Returning home he shot his first feature Tomboys (2009) and further acted in the mockumentary How to Be a SexStar (2010) that opened the Australian Film Festival in year one. Gloom with a View (2008) in which he played the lead, won Best Pilot at Comedy Gold Channel 2009. Model Behaviour (2013), in which he acted, produced & directed won the California Film Awards in 2013, the DV Awards and was a finalist at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival. Nathan has continued to act in all mediums of the entertainment world. He has written multiple feature film screenplays and won awards for his filmmaking across the globe. His interest lies mainly in directing horror and thriller style genre movies, and his acting has been predominantly action/thriller type roles with a hint of comedy.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trade Mark (5)

Quite often writes leading characters as anti-heroes.
His films most always have a staircase leading downwards.
Often uses slow zooms on the lead character.
Always casts very attractive women and sometimes models in his films.
Likes to discover new talent and often uses unknown actors.

Trivia (77)

Frequently works with Nick Levy.
He is a skilled martial-artist.
Nathan's ancestor John Gore is the founder of the Salvation Army.
Was set to direct Corey Haim in the feature film Black Mass until Haim's passing in 2010.
Managed a video store with Carter Doyle.
Grew up watching Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and Vincent Price movies.
Presented Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) to his class in primary school for show and tell and was thrown out of class by the teacher for liking horror movies.
At an Easter bonnet parade in primary school went dressed as Jack Goodman, the character played by Griffin Dunne in An American Werewolf in London (1981). The makeup was so convincing that parents in the crowd thought him to be injured.
Was known in drama school for re-enacting a scene from Bloodsucking Freaks (1976).
Richard Stubbs was one of his karate instructors.
Was one of the initial members of the Jean-Claude Van Damme fan club.
Was also a member of the Chuck Norris fan club.
Wrote his first screenplay at age 11 being a sequel to First Blood (1982).
Obsessed with Bruce Lee as a teenager and devastated he would never meet the departed, Nathan searched for the next closest thing and met with William Cheung who trained with Bruce.
His Godfather and uncle David Hill is the former sales representative for Thorn EMI Video Australia [au]. David gave Nathan his first job as a teenager working in a video store. David was cast in a minor role in the Tom Selleck film Quigley Down Under (1990).
His first work experience in the entertainment industry began as a production assistant on the television shows Embassy (1990) & DAAS Kapital (1991).
He helped to produce a promotional video for Max Walker.
Was approached to be a part of the crew on The Last Days (1998) directed by Steven Spielberg.
Studied stand-up comedy with Pete Crofts, the same tutor as Trevor Marmalade and Russell Gilbert.
He studied at various different acting schools, one of his teachers being Ken James from the internationally acclaimed television show Skippy (1967).
Turned down a role in Nightclubber (2003).
Auditioned and was runner up for role of the stranger opposite Nicolas Cage in Knowing (2009).
Hill lived next door to Jane Turner and Mark Brandon Read.
On Nathan's 30th birthday he received best wishes from Tobe Hooper.
During a live performance of Exit the King, Hill fell asleep half way through and awoke to the star Geoffrey Rush standing in front of him in character.
Nathan screen-writes on average 30 pages a day when hired.
Hill worked in a cult video store in St Kilda alongside Justin Lehmann, Damian Walshe-Howling, Daniel Frederiksen and Daniel Mathew.
Has been headhunted by several different life coaches to work for them.
Is known for making video clips for his girlfriends.
Was given audition techniques by Louise Talmadge.
His favorite documentary is Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991).
Is known for reciting lines from Predator (1987) to his friends.
Can do the side splits.
Always screens The Lost Boys (1987) to potential girlfriends to test their reaction.
Nathan's father was an exorcist.
Was approached to play the title role of Martin Bryant in the film Blonde Volvo.
Assisted his friend Christina Collard in getting her career started.
At a VCA audition Hill performed the Alec Baldwin monologue from Glengarry Glen Ross (1992).
When asked to sing his lines during a dialogue audition at drama school, Hill mocked the panel.
Questioned Roman Polanski via satellite at a screening of The Ninth Gate (1999).
Lived with actress Sash Milne during the Tomboys (2009) shoot.
The character name of Jasper Clay is named after Nathan's grandfather Clayton Orford.
Was rated one of Manpaper's sexiest men.
Studied Muay Thai boxing with Sarah Howett.
Is the nephew of Michael Hill.
Was in a relationship with Claudia Buttazzoni of Home and Away (1988).
Was in a relationship with Felicity King throughout film school, who became the Goss model.
Turned down the lead role in A Nocturne (2007).
Met James Wan at the premier of Stygian (2000).
Location scouted for Saw (2003).
Met and worked together with Nick Levy at a video store.
Attended the 21st birthday party for Aaliyah before she died.
His script Utterson was short listed by the BBC only to miss out on funding due to Jekyll (2007).
Says his films have the 'Stuart' factor having worked alongside Stuart Orr Stuart Townsend Stuart Van Eysden and Stewart Marshall.
Is the Co-founder of the Melbourne Horror Film Festival 'Out are the Lights'.
Grew up in the same neighborhood as Guy Pearce and used to bump into each other often.
Screen tested for the role of Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002).
Discovered the band Ninja Academy whilst playing at the Johnny Depp Viper Room.
Was cast to play the role of Cass in the TV mini-series Blonde (2001) that was snatched by Patrick Dempsey upon his first visit to Melbourne.
He worked on the set of Criminal Ways (2003) directed by Nick Giannopoulos and starring Isla Fisher and claims it to be the worst shooting experience of his career.
Collaborated on a screenplay which made it into the top 50 for the project-green light competition created by Matt Damon & Ben Affleck.
Hill literally bumped into Eddie Maguire at a nightclub during the shooting of Queen of the Damned (2002).
Won Best Short Film for The Strange Game of Hyde and Seek (2004) at Indieair, WA 2011.
Nominated for Best Short Film The Strange Game of Hyde and Seek (2004) at BrokenLamp, Ohio 2004.
Nominated for Best Short Film The Strange Game of Hyde and Seek (2004) at Shock-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles 2004.
Nominated for Best Short Film The Strange Game of Hyde and Seek (2004) at Shadowstar Film Festival, UK 2005.
Opened the Australian Film Festival in 2010 with How to Be a SexStar (2010) at the Ritz, Sydney AU.
Made many ground-breaking skate videos 1986-1989 using VHS and in camera editing, collaborating continually with life-long friend Sean Jungwirth.
Was cast in Jack Irish: Dead Point (2014) but missed out due to an overseas film financing trip.
Was asked to screen test for Wolf Creek 2 (2013) but insisted he was too old for the part.
Asked Tom Skerritt at Comic Con what it was like to play the father figure of Tom Cruise in Top Gun (1986).
Won a Silver Medal at the Taekwondo State Championships for full contact.
Was asked to kiss Maria Volk upon first meeting her at a casting for a commercial.
Acted in a CBUS Superannuation Commercial directed by Tony Mahony.
On a trip to Wuhan in China, was literally talent scouted and cast in a commercial within first day of arrival.

Personal Quotes (4)

[on filmmaking]: Filmmakers make films, they don't sit in cafés drinking coffee all day. They're out there shooting films. I go and sip my latte when I feel like I've done enough work. And right now I'm working my butt off and I still don't feel like I've done enough?!
To be a likable actor you have to be a likable person.
I love it when people criticize my films, it makes me try harder and keep going!
In my spare time during film school I spent three years adapting the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde novella into a screenplay of my own. What I noticed straight away was that the protagonist was the lawyer character, not the monster, and I was surprised that all previous versions I had seen were made that way. Then I realized this was because of marketing and box office value. I decided to be true to the literature and follow the story of Utterson, the best friend and lawyer to Dr Jekyll, in an attempt to be true to the work of R.L Stevenson. The result was that all the film festivals in America said it was best that I had created a 30 minute version of the movie considering the novel isn't even a full length one either.

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