"Beav" has been helping out with the Hollywood Fringe since our inaugural festival. // Photo: Winston Burris


MAY 2017

Nathaniel Beaver Takes on FringeTV Director Role

Who are you?


I’m Nathaniel Beaver. Most people call me “Beav”, which is cool by me. I am a fencer, movie buff, director, editor, filmmaker, Lord of the Rings Trivial Pursuit player, and Greek mythology enthusiast.  Oh, and I am from Indiana, proving that there is more than corn in Indiana. After college, I spent two amazing years traveling and working in beautiful New Zealand, before coming back to the US and moving to LA, where I started my production company, Parry-Riposte Films.


How did you get involved with Fringe?


I was here at the very beginning: the very first Hollywood Fringe Festival. I was recruited by Bryan Burgess (of Fringe Central’s Bryan’s Bar). I volunteered and handed out fliers on Hollywood Blvd, and I helped wherever I could. It has grown immensely since 2010! I have met some great artists and worked with many great people over the years.


What do you do with the Hollywood Fringe Festival?


In 2013 I was brought on as the FringeTV Editor. I worked closely with Stacy Jones Hill and James Warfield in cutting together some really funny and creative content. I served as Editor from 2013-2016. This year, I am happy to be a part of the staff once again, this time as FringeTV Director.


What is FringeTV?


FringeTV is the channel that hosts videos covering the festival. As the festival has grown in scope and popularity over the years, so has FringeTV. Our videos are informative, with topics such as the Fringe button, Fringe Central, How to Vote, and Cabaret, to name a few. We also enjoy showcasing artists and interviewing audience members about their Hollywood Fringe experiences, along with some fun parodies and entertaining videos.  Be sure to stay up to date and subscribe to our channel: www.youtube.com/hollywoodfringe.


What are your plans as the new FringeTV Director?


I am very excited to be in this position. I am ready to take on the responsibility and the increased workload. I hope to bring a creative eye to this channel, and a new perspective. I will also be serving as Editor, which will really be a lot more work this year, but I like being able to direct and edit, because once I sit down to cut the piece together, I already have a great idea of what I shot and where it all fits together.


Any challenges that you expect to face?


I think every Fringe is a challenge, whether you are an artist or staff member. June can be quite an intensive month. The challenge for me is to create, shoot, edit episodes and videos on time, along with entertaining our audience. Fringe on!