Nathan Zellner

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)

Frustrated with her mundane life, a Tokyo office worker becomes obsessed with a fictional movie that she mistakes for a documentary. Fixating on a scene where stolen cash is buried in North Dakota, she travels to America to find it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner
CAST:  Rinko Kikuchi  •  Nobuyuki Katsube  •  Shirley Venard  •  David Zellner

Frustrated with her mundane life, a Tokyo office worker becomes obsessed with a fictional movie that she mistakes for a documentary. Fixating on a scene where stolen cash is buried in North Dakota, she travels to America to find it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner
CAST:  Rinko Kikuchi  •  Nobuyuki Katsube  •  Shirley Venard  •  David Zellner

Aftermath On Meadowlark Lane (2007)

While on their way to a mariachi recital, a devastating car crash forces a mother and her two sons to confront the truth about their past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner
CAST:  David Zellner  •  Nathan Zellner

While on their way to a mariachi recital, a devastating car crash forces a mother and her two sons to confront the truth about their past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner
CAST:  David Zellner  •  Nathan Zellner

Kid-Thing (2012)

On the outskirts of Austin, 10-year-old Annie tears around on her BMX bike, hurls dough at cars, and smashes things up with her baseball bat. Her father, a goat-farmer-cum-demolition-derby driver, does little parenting. Annie has no friends her age, so her daily ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner
CAST:  Sydney Aguirre  •  Nathan Zellner  •  David Wingo  •  Zack Carlson

On the outskirts of Austin, 10-year-old Annie tears around on her BMX bike, hurls dough at cars, and smashes things up with her baseball bat. Her father, a goat-farmer-cum-demolition-derby driver, does little parenting. Annie has no friends her age, so her daily ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner
CAST:  Sydney Aguirre  •  Nathan Zellner  •  David Wingo  •  Zack Carlson

Goliath (2008)

A recently divorced man tries to find the one aspect of his marriage that still matters to him: his missing cat, Goliath.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner
CAST:  David Zellner  •  Caroline O'Connor  •  Nathan Zellner  •  Andrew Bujalski

A recently divorced man tries to find the one aspect of his marriage that still matters to him: his missing cat, Goliath.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner
CAST:  David Zellner  •  Caroline O'Connor  •  Nathan Zellner  •  Andrew Bujalski

Dignity (2012)

Agents Mr. Rainbow and Mr. Lamb are sent to an alien planet fighting a civil war. Their mission to destroy a perpetual motion machine is interrupted by their capture. While their interrogations proceed the two men struggle to come to terms with their suffering and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Fotopoulos
CAST:  David Zellner  •  Nathan Zellner  •  Jim Eastburn  •  David Watson

Agents Mr. Rainbow and Mr. Lamb are sent to an alien planet fighting a civil war. Their mission to destroy a perpetual motion machine is interrupted by their capture. While their interrogations proceed the two men struggle to come to terms with their suffering and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Fotopoulos
CAST:  David Zellner  •  Nathan Zellner  •  Jim Eastburn  •  David Watson

Black Something (2016)

In late 2015, "Bright Ideas" magazine and its publisher, the innovative crowdfunding and distribution platform Seed & Spark, commissioned directing duo the Zellner Bros. (KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER) to make a short piece in response to a Criterion Collection ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner  •  Nathan Zellner
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In late 2015, "Bright Ideas" magazine and its publisher, the innovative crowdfunding and distribution platform Seed & Spark, commissioned directing duo the Zellner Bros. (KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER) to make a short piece in response to a Criterion Collection ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner  •  Nathan Zellner
CAST: 

Slacker 2011 (2011)

Richard Linklater's SLACKER inspired a generation of American filmmakers by exploring the subculture of Austin, Texas in a loose narrative with a tapestry of quirky characters. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of that iconic movie, 24 of Austin's top filmmakers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Grappell  •  Karen Skloss  •  Carlyn Hudson
CAST:  Sonny Carl Davis  •  David Zellner  •  Nathan Zellner  •  Don Hertzfeldt

Richard Linklater's SLACKER inspired a generation of American filmmakers by exploring the subculture of Austin, Texas in a loose narrative with a tapestry of quirky characters. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of that iconic movie, 24 of Austin's top filmmakers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Grappell  •  Karen Skloss  •  Carlyn Hudson
CAST:  Sonny Carl Davis  •  David Zellner  •  Nathan Zellner  •  Don Hertzfeldt

Frontier (2001)

Strangers in a strange land, Bulbovia’s dimmest explorers attempt to dutifully colonize a new world but soon find their buttoned-up shirts and rational thoughts melting away into beetle-eating, tree-molesting, wife-swapping chaos.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner
CAST:  Wiley Wiggins  •  David Zellner  •  Nathan Zellner  •  Stephanie Wilson

Strangers in a strange land, Bulbovia’s dimmest explorers attempt to dutifully colonize a new world but soon find their buttoned-up shirts and rational thoughts melting away into beetle-eating, tree-molesting, wife-swapping chaos.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner
CAST:  Wiley Wiggins  •  David Zellner  •  Nathan Zellner  •  Stephanie Wilson

Damsel (2018)

Oregon, a small town near the sea, around 1870. Henry, a grieving man who aspires to preach as a way to overcome his unfortunate past, reunites with eccentric pioneer Samuel Alabaster, who has hired him to officiate at his marriage to the precious Penelope. What ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner  •  Nathan Zellner
CAST:  Robert Pattinson  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  David Zellner  •  Nathan Zellner

Oregon, a small town near the sea, around 1870. Henry, a grieving man who aspires to preach as a way to overcome his unfortunate past, reunites with eccentric pioneer Samuel Alabaster, who has hired him to officiate at his marriage to the precious Penelope. What ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner  •  Nathan Zellner
CAST:  Robert Pattinson  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  David Zellner  •  Nathan Zellner

Also Starring Austin (2018)

ALSO STARRING AUSTIN uses scenes from locally shot films as a lens to explore a community's rapidly changing built and natural environment and unique, enduring culture.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Blizzard
CAST:  Elizabeth Avellan  •  Robert Rodriguez  •  Louis Black  •  Andrew Bujalski

ALSO STARRING AUSTIN uses scenes from locally shot films as a lens to explore a community's rapidly changing built and natural environment and unique, enduring culture.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Blizzard
CAST:  Elizabeth Avellan  •  Robert Rodriguez  •  Louis Black  •  Andrew Bujalski

Sister Aimee (2019)

In 1926 America’s most famous evangelist is a woman. And she’s looking for a way out. Fed up with her own success, she gets swept up in her lover’s daydreams about Mexico and finds herself on a wild road trip towards the border. Based on true events. Mostly made up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Samantha Buck  •  Marie Schlingmann
CAST:  Anna Margaret Hollyman  •  Michael Mosley  •  Andrea Suarez  •  Macon Blair

In 1926 America’s most famous evangelist is a woman. And she’s looking for a way out. Fed up with her own success, she gets swept up in her lover’s daydreams about Mexico and finds herself on a wild road trip towards the border. Based on true events. Mostly made up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Samantha Buck  •  Marie Schlingmann
CAST:  Anna Margaret Hollyman  •  Michael Mosley  •  Andrea Suarez  •  Macon Blair

Plastic Utopia (1997)

In a world where moral corruption and prosperity go hand-in-hand, James is out of his element. He's unpopular, whiny and cranky, not to mention a second-rate street mime fond of belittling his audience. James longs for a life or reckless abandon, much like that of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner
CAST:  John Arkinson  •  David Zellner  •  Nathan Zellner

In a world where moral corruption and prosperity go hand-in-hand, James is out of his element. He's unpopular, whiny and cranky, not to mention a second-rate street mime fond of belittling his audience. James longs for a life or reckless abandon, much like that of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner
CAST:  John Arkinson  •  David Zellner  •  Nathan Zellner

Rummy (2003)

Sam (David Zellner) runs into Lacey (Stephanie Wilson) walking her dog in the park. She doesn’t seem too thrilled to see him. But he is really, really thrilled to see Choo-Choo. The dog used to be his and he is less-than-thrilled to learn that Lacey has since ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner  •  Nathan Zellner
CAST:  Stephanie Wilson  •  David Zellner

Sam (David Zellner) runs into Lacey (Stephanie Wilson) walking her dog in the park. She doesn’t seem too thrilled to see him. But he is really, really thrilled to see Choo-Choo. The dog used to be his and he is less-than-thrilled to learn that Lacey has since ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner  •  Nathan Zellner
CAST:  Stephanie Wilson  •  David Zellner

Flotsam/Jetsam (2005)

Fact and fiction collide on the high seas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner  •  Nathan Zellner
CAST: 

Fact and fiction collide on the high seas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner  •  Nathan Zellner
CAST: 

Redemptitude (2006)

A black comedy about an altruistic yet deranged preacher who heads deep into the Australian Outback in hopes of saving the soul of a man who has abandoned his faith.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner
CAST:  Nathan Zellner  •  David Zellner

A black comedy about an altruistic yet deranged preacher who heads deep into the Australian Outback in hopes of saving the soul of a man who has abandoned his faith.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner
CAST:  Nathan Zellner  •  David Zellner

Pardon My Downfall (2008)

The tragic 1978 story of the The Jibcutters, the last great American alt-bluegrass band.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner
CAST:  David Zellner  •  Nathan Zellner

The tragic 1978 story of the The Jibcutters, the last great American alt-bluegrass band.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner
CAST:  David Zellner  •  Nathan Zellner

Alpha Gang

Centers around aliens sent on a mission to conquer Earth. Armed and dangerous, they show no mercy - that is, of course, until they catch the human disease of emotion. Their plan for world domination is in danger of derailing once they start to feel joy, fear, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner  •  Nathan Zellner
CAST:  Andrea Riseborough  •  Jon Hamm  •  Nicholas Hoult  •  Charlotte Gainsbourg

Centers around aliens sent on a mission to conquer Earth. Armed and dangerous, they show no mercy - that is, of course, until they catch the human disease of emotion. Their plan for world domination is in danger of derailing once they start to feel joy, fear, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zellner  •  Nathan Zellner
CAST:  Andrea Riseborough  •  Jon Hamm  •  Nicholas Hoult  •  Charlotte Gainsbourg