nobi nakanishi
For nearly 20 years, Nobi Nakanishi has thrived in creative settings both in-front and behind the camera; spearheading high profile projects, disrupting corporate creative systems, and bringing a unique point of view to every endeavor.
2022 / 23 marked Nobi's return to acting, first starring as Detective Ito in Marvel's Hit Monkey on Hulu, then returning to the 'Teen Wolf' universe in the recent revival movie on Paramount+. He also joined the new 'Wolf Pack' series on the same network in a recurring role. Most recently, he joined the US cast of 'The Days', a mini-series about the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Nobi's directing career began in 2001 when he was commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art (NY) to create a short film honoring President Emeritus Agnes Gund. The piece, which debuted at the museum's annual fundraiser Party in the Garden, now resides in the permanent collection of MoMA's Department of Film and Video. 

As a commercial director, Nobi has helmed projects for brands such as SomiSomi, where his 'Somi House' series was featured on the Clio's Ads of the World. His 'Drink Water' campaign for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene earned numerous accolades, including a
 Spirit Award from the New York Mets - Nobi's favorite team during his childhood.

In the new media / podcasting industry, Nobi is also known as the Director of the groundbreaking online series 'The Leviathan Chronicles'. Downloaded over 50 million times internationally, this 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. features it as one of '15 podcasts guaranteed to tell you a fantastic story' and it remains among the top performers 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 spearheaded the U.S. arm of 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 (and famed novelist) Maria Grund.

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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