On The Cusp, Longlist - Short Film - Non Fiction

The Service

Nathan Fitch


The Service was made during the hight of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City. It was a very stressful time, and I was trying to use creative projects as a way of dealing with the stress I was feeling. I was really interested in the connections between the trauma of that moment and war, and the perspective of a veteran weed delivery man seemed like a great perspective to approach that from. The film was very collaborative.

Nathan Fitch is a director based in Brooklyn, New York. Nathan primarily makes non-fiction short and long form documentaries. His award winning work has been screened at numerous film festivals around the world, and published by top media outlets such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, PBS, NPR and many more. Nathan served in the Peace Corps in Micronesia, and has an enduring fondness for breadfruit.