nobi nakanishi
Nobi's nearly 20-year directing career began when he was commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art (NY) to create a short film honoring President Emeritus Agnes Gund. The piece now resides in the permanent collection of MoMA's Department of Film and Video. 

Nobi is also known as the Director of the groundbreaking online series 'The Leviathan Chronicles', which has been downloaded over 30 million times internationally. The 50 episode, hour long serial, created by sci-fi wunderkind Christof Laputka, utilizes a cast of nearly a hundred voice actors, and Hollywood-level sound design and music. It was recently featured on as one of '15 podcasts guaranteed to tell you a fantastic story', and constantly places in the top lists on Apple Podcasts.
Over the past decade, Nobi has served as Creative Director for clients including Pulitzer-Prize nominated author Andrew Solomon (Far from the Tree), The Parrish Art Museum, Storm King Art Center, The American Federation of Arts, The Jewish Museum, Leaderally, True World Foods USA, WxY Foods Inc., and Inspiring Diversity LLC. He has also worked across the pond for devilfish UK (now Wonderful Content), and was a founding member of the online video production marketplace The Smalls. In 2007, he founded Angry Ant Media with fellow creative Maria Grund.
Nobi's best known project as a commercial director was for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's 'Drink Water' Campaign - which he conceived, wrote, shot, and produced. Engaging non-professional children of all ages and ethnicities in a lighthearted and fun manner, the series of a dozen video advertisements promoted drinking water as an alternative to sugary beverages. For this childhood Mets fan, earning the team's Spirit Award for the campaign was a highlight.

Though born and raised in the US, Nobi is fluent in business-level Japanese, and has leveraged this to work with Japanese clients such as Daisuke Inoue (the inventor of the Karaoke machine), Terra Foods Co., Japan, True World Foods Japan, Trendpot LLC (AKA Chopsticks NY Magazine), Japan Solutions, and the Tourism Bureau of the City of Tokyo. 
Nobi is a graduate of the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where he received his MFA in Dramatic Writing ('05). He received his BA at Vassar College and spent his formative years at the Collegiate School for Boys in New York City.

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