NAT BOCKING: CV
 
With his partner, Nat Bocking established Pixlink in May 2001 to provide editorial photography, picture research and factual content for publishers and broadcasters. Pixlink presently supplies picture research to contract magazines and book publishers and provides stories and photos to national magazines and newspapers on entertainment, cultural and rural subjects.
 
Nat was a staff photographer and reporter for the international
World Entertainment News Network. Based in London, he was responsible for his own news diary and he achieved many outstanding exclusives. He was also the Deputy Picture Editor.

Nat was previously associated with
Three Mills Island Studios in London. On a freelance basis he wrote and photographed a website for London's newest film and TV production facility and undertook marketing and publicity for the studio in the USA and UK which secured, amongst other clients, the Millennium Dome show rehearsals and Endemol's BIG BROTHER.
 
From June 1996 until May 1999, Nat was engaged by
Shooting Star in Los Angeles as a freelance photographer. He covered hundreds of red carpet celebrity events for this major Hollywood photo agency and his extensive library of celebrity images is in worldwide syndication.

In 1998 Nat was also a filmmaker for the
Pasadena Humane Society. Working as a volunteer, Nat wrote, photographed and edited three short documentary films about the largest animal shelter in California. These were broadcast in Los Angeles and screened widely for fundraising and training use.

Nat was employed full-time by
Warner Bros. Television in Burbank, California as an Assistant Property Master (UK equivalent: Prop Buyer). From February 1993 until returning to the UK in May 1999, Nat was responsible for buying or fabricating props on consecutive seasons of the TV sitcoms; FAMILY MATTERS, FULL HOUSE, TWO OF A KIND, THE PARENT 'HOOD and many pilots. He attained the IATSE Property Master grade after completing 2000 hours of network programming. Off season, Nat performed the same role on feature films and m.o.ws for Warner Bros., Disney, Universal, HBO and 20th Century Fox with many credits as Property Master. Some major feature films include; SNEAKERS, HOT SHOTS, HOUSE OF YES, CONEHEADS, HONEY... I BLEW UP THE KID, GHOST IN THE MACHINE and THE WIZARD. Prior credits include many low-budget films for the legendary Roger Corman, New Line Cinema and Cannon Films. TV credits also include 3 seasons of TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE, the mini-series LAKOTA WOMAN, VIETNAM WAR STORY and POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL and countless commercials and pop videos. To enable his duties, Nat held Federal permits for automatic firearms and explosives and a California pyrotechnician's permit.
 
Like most filmmakers, Nat has had many roles in film production. His career began in front of the camera at the age of five in the BBC schools programme WATCH. After moving to Hollywood from his native Britain in 1983, Nat gathered numerous credits as a Production Assistant, Second AD, Cinematographer, Clapper Loader, Key Grip and Electrician as well as most of the roles in the Art Department.

Related Education

 

 

Picture
 

    Mar - Nov. 1994
    Vancouver Film School - Vancouver BC Canada
    Nat graduated from this intensive course in film making at the top of his class. While at VFS he co-wrote and directed the documentary BROTHERS IN ARMS about the
    Newton Legion Sikh turban affair.

Awards

 

 

Picture
 

    Nat directed the short film MADAGASCAR PINK which won a Silver Award at the 1995 WorldFest Charleston International Film Festival and was showcased at the 1995 Montreal Film Festival.