James Ponsoldt is a writer and director from Athens, Ga., who divides his time between New York and Los Angeles. His first feature film, Off the Black, premiered at Sundance earlier this year and was picked up for wide distribution by ThinkFilm. The film starred Nick Nolte as an alcoholic umpire who befriends a player initially angered by his erratic calls and persuades him to pose as his son for his 40th high school reunion. In addition, Colin has produced numerous shorts that have been featured in festivals in the United States and abroad. He is currently producing and acting in the comedy Awful Nice, which he also wrote.
Off the Black
The solid film by newcomer director James Ponsoldt serves as a reminder of everything we like about Nolte, whose lack of pretentiousness or predictability....▶