|GRANTLAND.com: Hollywood Prospectus|
His life really began to take shape at age 10 when he took his father's 8mm camera and created his first short film. He called it "My Drunken Toenail" Nathanial’s mother sent his short to the Film Academy in Geneva
thinking that they were a lab that would develop the film and send it back. But in a bazaar [sic] series of misunderstandings, they took "My Drunken Toenail" as an application for admission and young Hornblower was accepted [he] became the youngest student to ever attend the Academy With all the attention and unlimited access to filmmaking equipment, he went balls out in an attempt to revolutionize the very concept of filmmaking. He would scream at the reels of film saying that his emotions would be transferred into the film. He would pee on the film and dance around the projector while it was showing his movies.
Needless to say, things didn’t really pan out. His films met with mediocre reviews, and in general his peers thought him a bit much. He made wild claims often telling fellow students things like "you are all biting my style" and "don’t be a hater" or even "I am the winner!!"