Past Recipients Student Testimonials  

Nathan Collett was born in San Francisco, California, grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, moved to Australia, lived in Pakistan and Kenya. His time in Kenya made a deep impact on him. His experiences inspired him to study African History at Stanford University, California. At Stanford, his senior honors thesis was a documentary on the revival of traditional religion in Kenya. After Stanford, Nathan continued to pursue filmmaking by enrolling in the prestigious film school at the University of Southern California (USC). His thesis film at USC, "Nairobi Slain" about a young boy seeking to escape a life of crime in Kibera, the largest slum in Africa is currently in post production. Nathan goal is to write, direct, and produce films about the developing world, specifically from Africa. His intent is to bring out a new powerful positive image of Africa on film.

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