Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions




Genre: Comedy, Cooking
Running Time: 28 min 14 sec
Year of production: 2019


Fernando is a celebration of life, food and what makes life beautiful, through the eyes and hands of a curious outsider in Los Angeles; the most interested man in the world, Fernando. It’s part scripted comedy, part social commentary, part cooking show and part how-to guide for life. Your best self is there, inside. With Fernando.


Production Company: On Toast Films pty Ltd (Australia)
Film exports/World sales, excluding CIS member/Russian speaking countries : Gonella Productions


Nathan Clark Sapsford
Stephanie McIntosh
Farah Lavassani
Brian Thomas Smith
Michelle Campbell
Simone K Smith
Stephanie McIntosh
Jeffrey James Perry
Josette Eales
Tanisha Harper
Kelli Fleming
Peter “Pedro” Jae
Thatcher Robinson
Anthony Mordente
Victoria Latu


Director: Nathan Clark Sapsford and Jane Forbes
Screenwriter: Nathan Clark Sapsford
Producer: Nathan Clark Sapsford
Director of Photography: David Newbert, Mark Legaspi and Peter Holland
Sound: Andrew Furze
Editing: Sophie Dick
Sound Editing: Andrew Furze
Music Composer: Grant Fitzpatrick


Genre: Comedy
Sub-genre: Cooking
Language: English
Country of origin: USA / Australia
Year of production: 2019
Total running time: 28”14’sec
Shooting format: HD Digital Color
Color type: Color HD
Aspect ratio: HD 1.78 (16x9 VIDEO)
Sound format: stereo embedded .mov .mp4


Dances With Films, Los Angeles 2019
New Jersey Webfest, NJ 2019
Tuscan Web Fest, Italy 2018


Nathan Clark Sapsford is an actor, writer and director from Sydney, Australia, based in Los Angeles California.

As an actor, TV Credits include TNT's The Last Ship and Gunslingers for AHC/Discovery Networks in the US, Home And Away and All Saints for Network 7 and The Easybeats for the ABC in Australia.

On film Nathan will appear in the leading role of war crimes investigator David Locke in the upcoming Balkan feature thriller Here Be Dragons in 2021. Other film credits include the American independent film festival winners Cement Suitcase and KEY, What Lola Wants, JukeBox Hero, The Creation of Aspen and Artful Gambit.

Prior writing credits include the dark comedy short Bathtub which he wrote, produced and acted in, winning him two Best Actor Awards at film festivals in Los Angeles CA and Queensland Australia. He also created the YouTube hit short series Life SAVER which he made during Covid quarantine in 2020 on a deserted Aussie beach.

Nathan has also been a frequent player on the stage all over the world.
2019 saw him play Boris, a nefarious Russian immigrant to New York City to media acclaim, in the Australian premiere of award-winning Russian Transport at Sydney’s iconic Darlinghurst Theatre Company.
2018 saw him with acclaimed Mexican theatre company Teatro Del Mundo and acclaimed director Antonio Salinas in Looking For Hamlet in which Hamlet was told in four languages and large scale multi-media in an ancient East German castle.
2017 in Melbourne, Trigorin in the Australian Premiere of Stupid F*cking Bird, the award-winning adaption of Anton Checkov’s The Seagull.
On the LA stage in 2016 Nathan played the title role in the iconic Australian play Ruben Guthrie in its US Premiere in Los Angeles with the Australian Theatre Company, winning the Scenie award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy. 

FERNANDO is Nathan’s first outing as a director.