Born western NY in a suburb of Buffalo called Tonawanda. Nathan Waire aka Nathan "N8" Zen-Sapien moved to the Midwest after his parents suffered a terrible divorce. As a child, Nathan focused his attention on the more introverted forms of art such as illustrating and painting. By the time he had reached the age of 17 Nathan began to get recognition for his creative talents winning several prestigious art awards. Attending a local college for 6 and half years he dropped out of college with just a semester's worth of credits to go before graduating. Uprooting and hoping to find a better life, Nathan and his entire family moved east to NJ. Out East a new fire was kindle within him. For the first time, the performing arts seemed like a viable way to make a living. For 13 years, Nathan struggled as a film and TV actor getting gigs with HBO and even a Super Bowl commercial with Tostitos before getting a reputable casting agency to take him in as talent. However, it was during this waiting period that he began to write screenplays some of which got recognition from notable screen writing agencies from Beverly Hills to England. None of the agencies bought the screenplays but their interest in his material caused a new flame to arise within and that was to film one of his own scripts. Grabbing a camcorder and filming smaller versions of his scripts immediately got him recognition in the NYC area. His first short film showed at the Times Square Arts Center in the heart of NYC. His second film won a coveted spot for 6 months in the W.O.E.I.G.O. Competition on MSN's online video channel. He has filmed everything from drama to horror including stunts that have used animals and scenes devoted solely to actors who are minors.
*BEEP* Budget: $0 - $100K | Thriller ⋄ Mystery A man describes the strange and often inexplicable events that happened to himself and his autistic brother over the course of their traumatic lives.
Human Game 3: The Revelation Budget: $0 - $100K | Fantasy ⋄ Crime When a psychic female begins to have visions of grisly murders and the police think that she is responsible she enlists the help of two thugs to stop an even greater threat!
The Choice Budget: $1M - $5M | Fantasy ⋄ Comedy A simple man must decide between Heaven and Hell when powers greater than himself place a wager on his soul.
The Lepidopteran (series) Budget: $5M - $10M | Sci-fi ⋄ Fantasy "In a world where the apocalypse and legend meet several heroes rise to the call of duty."
Human Game 2: The Culling of a King part 1
Film (short) by SAPIEN FILMS/Nathan Zen-Sapien (Crime, Horror and Thriller) Director/Writer When a serial killer moves into the territory of another killer all Hell breaks loose as 2 detectives try to solve the case
Human Game 2: The Culling of a King part 2
Series by SAPIEN FILMS/Nathan Zen-Sapien (Crime, Horror and Thriller) Director/Writer The conclusion to a web series focused on a pair of serial killers and the cops who are hunting them
Film (short) by SAPIEN FILMS/Nathan Zen-Sapien Director/Writer A loner spirals down a dark path when his fate crosses the path of a good man
Television by SAPIEN FILMS/Nathan Zen-Sapien Director/Writer This was an experimental pilot short about an actual group of mental healthcare workers in the tristate area. They now have branches throughout the US, but their name varies from state to state. Although the short/pilot is only 25 minutes long there is a 45-page script for this hour-long drama.
BOY: A Story Based On True Events (aka *BEEP*)
Commercial by SAPIEN FILMS/Nathan Zen-Sapien Director/Writer This is the book trailer for my novella called BOY: A Story Based On True Events. It has been written (by me) into a 90 plus page script currently called *BEEP*
Quarterfinalist in Page Turner Awards (THE CHOICE)
Award of Eminence in SIFF for THE CHOICE
Semifinalist in Madrid Arthouse Festival - Best Script
Finalist Dubai Independent Film Festival - Best Script
Semifinalist in Tokyo Shorts - Best Script
Diamond Award for Best Script - Wallachia International Film Festival
Best Feature Length Script in Swedish International Film Festival (SIFF)
Winner for Feature Length Comedy Script in Big Apple Film Festival (BAFF)
Exceptional Achievement Award in Multi Dimension Independent Film Festival (MDIFF)
Outstanding Achievement (1st place) Award in the Madras Independent Film Festival- Best Script
Finalist in Swedish International Film Festival (SIFF) - Best Script
Best Script in Medusa Film Festival
Finalist in Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift - Best Script
Finalist for Best Script in Cineplay
Finalist for Best Script in V.i.Z. Film Festival
Semifinalist for Best Script in Arthouse Festival of Beverly Hills
Semifinalist for Best Script in San Francisco Indie Shorts Festival
Semifinalist in Fade In Online - Best Short film