I believe that mental illness is the most pressing yet overlooked issue in today's society. As someone struggling with mental health for most of my life, I made this film to advocate for those fighting their own internal battles and make them feel heard.
Nathan Xia is a Chinese-American, multi-hyphenate artist from San Diego, California, who spreads his time between writing, directing, acting, and music. He graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a BFA in Film & Television Production. His films have screened at festivals like LA Shortsfest and the San Diego Asian Film Festival, won audience awards at the Nashville Film Festival and NFFTY, and gained distribution from platforms like Apple TV, Amazon Prime, PBS, and Omeleto.
Xia's innate fascination with misunderstood people inspires him to tell stories driven by deeply emotional performances from complex characters. His films explore themes of mental health, coming- of-age, and the Asian-American experience through an emotionally vibrant and comedic personal lens. He currently works as a freelance narrative, music video, and commercial director/editor and has collaborated with clients like Universal Music Group, Hollywood Records, and Godmode. more...
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