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Nathaniel Nuon

Director, VFX


Nathaniel Nuon, President and CEO, is the creative force behind Nuon Films. Working in the entertainment industry for more than 22 years, Nuon is an award-winning director—creating feature and short films, music videos, promotional works, commercials and more—since 1995. His work has brought both national and international acclaim winning the San Diego Filmmaker Award at the San Diego Film Festival, Viewer’s Choice Award at the Temecula Valley Film Festival for the powerful short, Residue, which won two Emmy awards for best short film and original score. Most recently, he wrote and directed supernatural thriller VOICES set to be released January 2021 by Vertical Entertainment. Additionally, Nathaniel’s presence is widely felt in his birth country of Cambodia, influencing filmmaking there and continuing to be a voice for positive change. 

Nathaniel leads projects as director, editor, and visual FX producer —including serving as post-production supervisor on various projects. On the post-production side, his credits include Heist, with Robert DeNiro, The Prince, with Bruce Willis, and USS Indianapolis, with Nicolas Cage. Nathaniel is widely sought after for his skills in visual FX and virtual reality productions, in the US and abroad. He recently contracted with the US Military for VR development and 3D animation for the field. 

In 2009, Nuon co-founded 3rd Realm Creations with VOICES producer Christopher Cockerell and Charles Phanthapannha specializing in Augmented Reality marketing and advertising, VR promotional, entertainment gaming, commercials, and films. Currently, 3rd Realm is lending its expertise to medical VR training, VR live experiences and AR books.



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