Roger Nygard is a filmmaker and television director & editor, and as a documentarian you could describe him as a social anthropologist. In addition to several independent feature films he as made cultural documentaries such as, "Trekkies," about the most obsessive subculture of fandom in the Universe. The film was described as "affectionate and nonjudgmental" (Hollywood Reporter & Daily Variety) or “terrifying and unsettling” (National Post), depending on who you ask. He also made, “Six Days in Roswell,” a profile of alien enthusiasts at the 50th anniversary of the alleged spaceship crash in Roswell, New Mexico. The Hollywood Reporter called it “A hilarious journey into the bizarre world of UFO fanatics….”
His most recent feature documentary is about "The Nature Of Existence," in which Nygard asked religious experts, spiritual gurus, physicists, and people from cultures all over the world why are we here, and how do we find purpose in life? The Dallas Morning News said, "The Nature of Existence is a timely, thought-provoking trip. [It] walks a wide span of the theological, philosophical and scientific waterfront, offering voices ranging from mainstream Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Taoism and Buddhism to physicists, atheists, pagans, the Nation of Islam, spiritualists, and the Church of Satan. Nygard has come away with a movie that may be the most enjoyable philosophy class ever."
In television Nygard has directed series such as The Bernie Mac show (FOX), The Office (NBC), and has edited shows like The League (FX), and Emmy and ACE nominated episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO), and many others.
Roger Nygard has spoken to audiences at corporations, schools, conferences, clubs, and at seminars around the world about filmmaking, directing, editing, writing, philosophy, anthropology, and the creative process. According to Nygard, “No matter what the medium, I try to encourage people to think creatively, to question, to consider what is belief, truth, and how do we know what we know? What is existence, how do we find purpose and meaning, and happiness in our lives? Answers can be found through learning and expressing oneself through the creative process.”