Gregory Nava

Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Nava won critical acclaim for his first two features, both produced on minimal budgets and both co-written by his wife, filmmaker Anna Thomas: "The Confessions of Amans" (1973), a medieval drama, won the Best First ... Read more »
Born: 04/10/1949 in San Diego, California, USA

Filmography

Director (10)

Bordertown 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

American Family 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Why Do Fools Fall in Love? 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Selena 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Mi Familia 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

My Family, Mi Familia 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

A Time of Destiny 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

El Norte 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

The Confessions of Amans 1977 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (8)

Bordertown 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Frida 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Selena 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

My Family, Mi Familia 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Time of Destiny 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

El Norte 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

El Norte 1984 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Confessions of Amans 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (6)

Life Itself 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

2001 ALMA Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

1995 NCLR Bravo Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer
Producer (4)

Bordertown 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Why Do Fools Fall in Love? 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Haunting of M 1978 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Confessions of Amans 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)
Camera, Film, & Tape (2)

The Haunting of M 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Confessions of Amans 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Biography

Nava won critical acclaim for his first two features, both produced on minimal budgets and both co-written by his wife, filmmaker Anna Thomas: "The Confessions of Amans" (1973), a medieval drama, won the Best First Feature Award at the Chicago International Film Festival; and "El Norte" (1983), a gripping, harrowing account of Guatemalan emigres struggling to survive in Southern California, earned an Oscar nomination for best screenplay. He fared less happily with his first attempt at big-budget Hollywood filmmaking, the overblown "A Time of Destiny" (1988). Nava later, though, won some respect for making one of the several mainstream (if modestly scaled) Hollywood films attempting breakthroughs with the representation of Latino-American family life, "My Family, Mi Familia" (1995).

Relationships

Christopher Nava

Son
born in January 1984

Theodore Nava

Son
born in September 1985

John Nava

Brother
born in 1947

Anna Thomas

Wife
frequently works with Nava

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

1973

Directed, wrote and produced first feature, "The Confessions of Amans"

Made 30-minute film, "The Journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva," while a student (based on the life of Garcia Lorca)

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