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Nate Woodard

Executive Creative Director

Nate is an award-winning creative director and video producer with deep experience creating effective content for clients including AT&T, Tyson Foods, Bayer, Krispy Kreme and Graybar. His reputation for razor-sharp strategy and his intuitive grasp for inspiring audiences harmonizes perfectly with Unbridled Media’s emphasis on storytelling with powerful results. Over his 20+ years of creative experience, he’s developed video, digital, social and experiential content across a wide variety of industries. His colleagues and clients will tell you he’s equal parts smart, sincere and silly; a nerd with a heart of gold.

Nate is creative directing the executive way! Get to know him better in this week’s Team Spotlight!

On the team 3 years 4 months

but more precisely 1241 days 5 hours 13 minutes and 37 seconds

Moment that sparked your passion

Seeing the first couple videos I produced and directed go from idea to completion early in my career. I loved everything about – – see an idea come to life, collaborating with other folks, making adjustments along the way, etc. Just remember feeling very gratified, content and proud of the videos, but maybe moreso with the act of creation.

Desert island movie

Impossible to pick one, but Amelie and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off are the two I keep coming back to in my head.

Favorite Quote

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.” – Frederick Buechner

Personal Hobbies

Hiking, mushroom hunting (specifically chanterelles and morels), reading (all genres, but I lean heavily into historical non-fiction), all things music (live shows, finding new music, making playlists, sharing music)

Favorite Childhood Memory

I grew up spending a month each summer at a camp in the Ozarks. We got to ride horses, shoot guns, wander around the woods and creeks and just generally have a great time. I still have many close friendships from the years I went there.

Best quality others notice

Empathy

Favorite Director

Coen Bros

Favorite Genre

Action

Dream travel destination

Patagonia with my wife and sons.

Favorite TV Show

Freaks and Geeks

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When asked: “If you were a piece of filmmaking gear, what would you be?” Nate said: “Camera

“Assuming time travel is possible… what would 10-years-from-now version of you tell you today?” Nate said: “Put your phone down and go hang out with your kids.”

“What is the coolest thing that’s happened to you?” Nate said: “My grandpa was a navigator in a B-17 and was shot down over Normandy in WW2. Many years later, a farmer found pieces of his plane and the nearby village invited him to come to France to be honored by the village citizens and presented with the pieces of his plane. I was studying in London at the time and was able to go with my Grandpa and Grandma to this village. It was an incredibly moving experience.

Thanks for being unapologetically you, Nate.