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Nathan Reich

Nathan Reich

Documentary Film and Video
B.M., Berklee College Of Music, 2009
Certificate, The New School, Documentary Media Studies, 2014


Nathan Reich is a filmmaker and musician originally from the San Francisco East Bay and has spent the last several years living and working in New York City. He studied jazz guitar and composition and holds a B.M. from the Berklee College of Music, 2009. Since then he has recorded five albums, toured extensively internationally, and his songs have been licensed worldwide including on NBC, NPR, MTV and Spotify Official Playlist. When not performing his own solo work, he has spent the last several years performing in the rhythm section for acclaimed TV Star turned musician, David Duchovny. 

In 2014 Nathan received a certificate at The New School as a part of their one year Documentary Media Studies Certificate Program. His debut as a film maker, Heavy Fog Tonight, a short doc about an 80 year old steam engineer operating New York City's last surviving steam plant, was selected for screening at several festivals including DOC NYC, Slamdance, Full Frame, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, SF Doc Fest , and Chicago Underground Film Festival where it received honorable mention for Best Portrait. His personal interests are ecclectic, ranging from speed chess to zen meditation, and is often drawn to film subjects relating to revelations about human nature, finding beauty in the mundane, and fading technology. 


The Breitrose Awards by The Enersen Foundation, 2018

The Warming Shed 

HD Video
JUNE, 2018

A remote cattle ranching family struggles through calving season during the harsh Montana winter. 

A Light That Passes Through My Mother’s House 

HD Video
JUNE, 2017

The search for lost memories brings about unexpected transformation. Is it possible to ever go home again?

Divine Voices

HD Video
Co-directed by Nico Sandi
MARCH, 2017

A group of nature photographers. A retired insurance fraud adjuster. A homebody. A golf course owner. One man sees the bigger picture. The only thing they seem to have in common is water.

Raj and the Rebellion

16mm Black & White Film

A filmmaker sets out to understand the world of L.A.R.P (Live Action Role Play) through the eyes of a teenager.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Sheffield Doc|Fest, 2017
Nantucket Film Festival, 2017



June 16, 2018

Free and open to the public.

Cubberley Auditorium
June 15, 2017

Free and open to the public

Cubberley Auditorium
March 21, 2017
Cubberley Auditorium
December 13, 2016

Free and open to the public

Cubberley Auditorium


February 20, 2018 to March 2, 2018
McMurtry Building; Gunn Foyer and Miller Discussion Space
January 17, 2017 to January 24, 2017
McMurtry Building

Related News

Aug 24 2018 | The New York Times
Two recent thesis films from the Stanford MFA in Documentary Film program were featured in the New York Times. Nathan Reich’s Calving Season (a shortened version of his 2018...