DIRECTOR / DP / EDITOR / GFX
Action, Outdoor Adventure, Branded Content
Details: Beware the dilettante, but run towards the man who uses his insomnia as an excuse to master new skills while others sleep. When Nate Balli adds a slash to his name, he comes to the game as an expert. His star has risen in conjunction with the popularity of YouTube and he’s given almost a decade to traveling the globe creating web-based branded content for some of the biggest brands on the planet.
The secret to Nate’s success lies in the fact that he only creates videos he wants to watch. If he isn’t invested, then how can he expect that from his audience? This approach has resulted in a slew of edgy, award-winning campaigns that are compelling enough to be considered entertainment while also allowing a brand message to come through in an authentic, impactful manner.
Brands: Mountain Dew, NorthFace, Range Rover, ESPN, Under Armour, Pepsi, National Geographic, Red Bull, Outside Magazine, Livestrong.
Recognition: Winner of Mountain Dew 2014-2015 commercial competition; Grand Prize Canon's Project Imagination Film Festival; his short film was a finalist for an HBO series.