About the Filmmaker
Guy Nattiv is an Academy Award®-winning filmmaker from Israel. His first short film in the United States, SKIN, won the 2019 Academy Award® for Best Live Action Short, along with many festivals around the world United States, Best Live Action Short Film, France, 2019, Clermont-Ferrand, Audience Award, United States, 2018, HollyShorts FF, Best Short Film Grand Prize, France, 2019, ECU European Independent FF, Special Jury Award, United States, 2018, San Jose IShFF, Best Short Film. It was acquired by FOX Searchlight. The feature version, also entitled SKIN, stars Jamie Bell, Vera Farmiga and Danielle Macdonald, and premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival to significant acclaim, where it won the Fipresci Critics Prize.
Before coming to the United States, Nattiv was a lauded director in Israel, where his first feature, Strangers, was in competition at the Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals in 2008. His second feature, The Flood, won the Generations prize at the Berlin Film Festival in 2012 and was nominated for six Ophir Awards, where it won Best Actor. Magic Men, his third feature, premiered at Palm Springs International Film Festival in 2014, and also won the Ophir Award for Best Actor. A lover of the short form, Nattiv has been crafting award winning shorts for almost two decades. His first short film, The Flood, won the top prize at Berlin in 2002, his next short Strangers won the Sundance Film Festival in 2006 and was short-listed for the Academy Awards® that year. His short film OFF-SIDE played over 80 festivals worldwide, including Tribeca and Locarno.
Nattiv lives in Los Angeles with his wife/producing partner Jaime Ray Newman, and their daughter, where they run New Native Pictures.