I make comedy shorts and narrative films. 

My narrative short "This Is A Dream And I'm Going To Kill You" starring Anthony Apruzzese and Sunita Mani is an official selection of the 2016 Indie Horror Film Festival. 

My feature length documentary "On The Cusp, Off The Cuff" is a visual ethnographic study of the New York City improv comedy community. It was an official selection of the 2013 Manhattan Film Festival. The full film is available for viewing online here.

My current film project is a short called "How Many Farts Measure A Life?" based on a short story from my forthcoming collection from Simon & Schuster "In Case Of Fire, Use Stairs."

I have made dozens of comedy shorts for Funny Or Die, UCB Comedy and my own channels, which have collectively have over thirteen million views online. 

See below for a few examples of my work.  


This Is A Dream And I'm Going To Kill You - poster - Official Selection of the 2016 Indie Horror Film Festival

If it's a dream, then it's no big deal. If it isn't a dream, then you're dead.

A short film based on the story "This Is A Dream And I'm Going To Kill You" from the collection "In Case Of Fire, Use Stairs" (Simon & Schuster, 2016). 

Official selection of the 2016 Indie Horror Film Festival. 

Starring Anthony Apruzzese and Sunita Mani

Written, directed, edited by Nate Dern

Score by Brendan Ryan

Sound by Miranda Erokan

Shot with a Panasonic GH3; edited in Adobe Premier


On The Cusp, Off The Cuff - documentary feature (55 minutes) about the NYC improv comedy community

Official Selection of the 2013 Manhattan Film Festival. 

A feature length documentary about five aspiring comedians trying to get on a house improv team at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City.

Directed and edited by Nate Dern.


MicMasters - web series - pilot

Mic Masters (pilot), a web series about the seriously funny things that happen when you run a stand-up open mic.

Starring Nate Dern, Paul Oddo, and Sarah Tallemache

Featuring Bardia Salimi as God and Lucas Connelly as comic (doing his own material)

Written and directed by Nate Dern

Shot and edited by Alden Ford

Produced by Julie Gomez 

Music by Brendan Ryan 

Originally screened at the June 2014 Channel 101 NY live screening.