I am a multihyphenate visual artist, producer, filmmaker and writer, and CEO and Chief Imaginator of WonderTek Labs.
I was a film critic, film festivals editor and frequent juror, panelist and moderator on the international film festival circuit for a decade, writing for Cinematical, Movie City News, Indiewire and Variety. I am the on-air co-host for The Daily Buzz, a public radio program and podcast that broadcasts from the Sundance Film Festival and SXSW. In addition to being known for in-depth critiques of films, I have a well-established history of writing about feminist issues, access and diversity across pop culture, film and tech.
Six years ago I shifted over to film production, making my short film “Bunker” (which I wrote, produced and directed) and then working for three years for Wizards of the Coast founder Peter Adkison, helping him build his film production company and producing and directing many projects for his company. Three years ago I decided to realign my focus more on my own art, and co-founded WonderTek Labs, a boutique 360/XR content and consulting firm; in 2016 we produced and directed one of the first ever 360 3D stereoscopic music videos, for Seattle indie music legends The Posies.
We are recently worked with Super Geek League on a live-streaming in-show video integration for their off-Broadway Hallucination Engine show at Gramercy Theater in NYC and are in various stages of development and production on several other creative projects.
Our company was recently accepted into the Google Jumpstart Initiative program, giving us a loan of their $17K Jump Odyssey rig, and we currently have six 360 projects in various stages of funding and production. We are also producing and co-directing two feature-length flattie documentaries: “Girl Band,” about NighTraiN, the world’s first all-Black female punk rock band; and an untitled project about the 25 year history of all-ages music venue Old Redmond Firehouse Project.
You can learn more about my company at the WonderTek Labs website.
I love experimenting and pioneering on the bleeding edge where music, film and art intersect with emerging tech. There’s nothing more fun for me than working with smart, passionate, deeply creative humans who love getting their hands dirty, deep-thinking and getting experimental as we play, explore and shape together new ways for audiences to experience story, art, music and tech. I’m currently developing a diversity-focused youth 360 filmmaking program, Tapestry 360, which is funded in part by an arts grant from 4Culture.
Nathaniel Luke Pinzon
Nathaniel Luke Pinzon has been one of Seattle’s most diverse and creative independent artists and visionaries for two decades. Nathaniel has been a working artist from his fiery youth as a teenage spoken word artist performing on-stage at the Starbucks Stage at Bumbershoot, OK Hotel and other venues, to nearly a decade producing, writing and directing Seattle Semi-Pro Wrestling, an innovative immersive theater-in-the-round wrestling cabaret, to creative directing and producing of countless shows in the Seattle fashion, circus and cabaret scenes.
Nathaniel’s long career as an artist has focused on dynamic, innovative performance art and storytelling in immersive spaces, and his creative vision and ability to collaborate with other creative minds have served to make him one of Seattle’s most influential and visionary music and performance scene taste-makers, style icons and artistic voices. Nathaniel has been deep-thinking about virtual reality since his early teens, and is now focused on bringing his creativity and passion for immersive storytelling into the emerging VR space.
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