Addicted Inspirations with Nathan Ambriosini

This week we find ourselves inspired by filmmaker Nathan Ambrosioni.
Nathan Ambrosioni was born on August 18th,1999 in Grasse in the Alpes-Maritimes region of France. At just 16 years old, he is already an accomplished filmmaker. From a young age, Nathan worked to teach himself the art of filmmaking. Driven by his passion, his talent and skills go beyond scriptwriting and directing. Nathan also throws himself wholeheartedly into editing and post-production work.
Nathan’s latest project is THERAPY, a horror movie that follows two investigative officers as they stumble upon footage leading them to an abandoned building in a race against the clock. Through THERAPY Nathan is reinventing the found-footage genre by utilizing multiple cameras including a Go Pro for about 1/4 of the film. The film received much acclaim at Montreal’s Fantasia Fest, and can now be seen online on Shudder, the all-horror streaming service that just launched in Canada this fall.
However, for the time being, Nathan must dedicate his time to a different kind of studying; the scholastic kind. He’s  currently in his final two years at secondary school preparing his French baccalauréat (Literary option). But like any artist, Nathan devotes all his spare time to his film projects.
Learn about what drives Nathan below:

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was a child, I wanted to work in an amusement park, so that I could design and make a rollercoaster. I loved amusement parks and it was my greatest dream, even if I didn’t really know whether the job actually existed or not. Then later, when I was 9-10, I wanted to be a writer.


What is your WHY? (The reason why you do the work you do)

I love cinema – I’m passionate about it! Watching films, talking about films, making films, that’s what I’m doing most of the time. I love the atmosphere on set and to be with a crew to create something together. I have never done a film with an actual budget yet, but in my experience I know that I feel great on set – it’s a privilege, a real chance to be able to make films and I know that I have a lot to learn.

What are the biggest challenges/setbacks you’ve had to face?

For me, it was a very challenging to make a movie with no budget. We had to work together, it was a real team effort and I’m very proud of what we did.

What’s piece of advice would you give to someone trying to do what you do, or trying to follow their own dreams?

If it’s difficult, that’s normal – it wouldn’t be fun if it wasn’t difficult! Don’t forget that nothing should be taken for granted, so never, ever give up and remember that you’re not alone, you’ll always find someone who believes in you, and your dreams. Don’t hesitate to follow your dream. If you work towards your goal, everything is possible

Who (person or organization) inspires you?

Xavier Dolan inspires me a lot. When I saw Mommy for the first time, I was both very impressed and moved at the same time. I really admire his work and his sheer grit. I really love James Wan’s horror films too. Their work is a source of inspiration to me.

If you could pick one charitable organization to ask our readers to donate to or volunteer with, which would it be?

I don’t know a lot of organization but I’m feel very concerned by the environment. I thing it’s a huge issue in our world and I know that WWF takes action for the environment. Don’t forget that we can each help in our own way.


Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Addicted Magazine. Her myriad of addictions include music, fashion, travel, technology, boxing and trying to make the world a better place. Nadia is also a feminist, an animal lover, and a neverending dreamer. Keep up with her on social media through @thenadiae.
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