When it comes to making banging content, the director’s vision carries the project from beginning to end. That’s why we wanted to peel back the curtain and find out what makes our Black Dog Directors tick.
Tobias Nathan is one of our talented directors who is more interested in the human condition. What drives us. What consumes us. What makes us love, what makes us suffer. His work attempts to dive into those unanswerable questions, not so that he might answer them, but so that we might explore them, together, always through different lenses, different narratives.
Some of his most recent notable work includes music videos for multi-platinum, Grammy Award winning, Daya and G-Eazy aka “the James Dean of rap.” With his moody and emotional style of shooting, Tobias is no stranger to capturing and showcasing the raw nuances of reality in his work.
Watch the music video for Daya’s “New”, and learn more about Director Tobias Nathan below.
Favorite music video?
I don’t know. There are a few amazing ones, lots of shit ones, hoards of mediocre ones. Maybe Justice – “Stress.”
Tell us one thing we don’t know about you.
I hate written interviews. They don’t allow for anything real to be revealed.
What is your favorite word in the English language?
‘Furrowed.’ Or, maybe ‘gallimaufry.’
Beatles or Stones?
What would the title of your autobiography be?
Too early to know. And to be clear, that’s the title, not a response.
What’s your hangover cure?
What do you enjoy most about your work?
The stress. Stress produces inspiration.
They’re all deeply inappropriate.
You’re stranded on a desert island, and you’ve got one book. What is it?
War and Peace? Crime and Punishment? Some piece of Russian lit where the writer was paid by the word so it’s super long and complex. Partly to read, partly to burn.
How do you stay sane at the airport?
I don’t. I absolutely lose it.
If you weren’t a Director what would you be?
A writer, I guess? I honestly don’t know, and hope I never have to.
Keep up with Tobias’ latest work here.