About the Filmmaker Behind the JWST Documentary — Into the Unknown: The James Webb Space Telescope

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Nathaniel Kahn

Nathaniel Kahn, the man behind the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) documentary, is an award-winning filmmaker. His documentary, “My Architect,” about his father, architect Louis I. Kahn, was nominated for an Academy Award in 2004. “My Architect” also received two Independent Spirit Award nominations and won the 2004 Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding direction of a documentary. “My Architect” enjoyed a highly successful worldwide theatrical release, was broadcast on HBO and Cinemax, and received an Emmy nomination. The film is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Kahn’s short films include “Two Hands,” about the great pianist Leon Fleisher, which was nominated for an Oscar and an Emmy in 2007. Kahn’s television credits include “Telescope” (2016) for Discovery Channel, which was watched by a record-breaking 5 million viewers over the first weekend. Kahn is currently working on a feature-length film about the art world.




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