Roger Sherman

Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Photographer,
Documentary Doctor,


“An extraordinary film biography, perhaps the best ever produced in the American Masters series.”

“An amazing and inspiring film.”

“Accomplishes the near impossible.”

“An extraordinary American masterpiece.”

“A breath of fresh air in this world of reality television.”

“A provocative and unsettling look at the trial through the eyes of African-American observers.”

“A breathtaking look at a rare breed.”

“A triumph of lush harmonies, banjo pickin’, and fiddle playin’.”

 About Roger Sherman

Director | Producer | Cinematographer | Still Photographer | Author | Documentary Doctor| Public Speaker

Roger Sherman’s films have won two Academy Award nominations, an Emmy, a Peabody, a James Beard Award. He was awarded the Forward50, given to Jews who have influenced American culture, and won the Yitzhak Rabin Spice of Life Culinary Award.

His subjects include social issues, the environment, food, art, history, science, and culture.

Public Speaker

Roger has spoken about his films and filmmaking and given workshops around the country. He’s now booking The New Face of Israeli Cuisine, a follow up to his acclaimed In Search of Israeli Cuisine, an interactive, virtual event.


Roger is the cinematographer on most of his films. As a freelancer, he’s filmed The Gates for Maysles Films, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Fats Domino for The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Mayan Pyramids for the National Gallery of Art, and many others.


Roger shoots food, gardens, travel, portraits, and whatever else catches his eye. His work has appeared in Town & Country, Saveur, Budget Travel, Garden Design, MetHome, and Newsweek. He photographed The Brisket Book: A Love Story With Recipes by Stephanie Pierson. As We Are – Disability: Portraits of a Community, is comprised of eighteen large portraits of the disability community of the City University of New York (CUNY). It hangs at the Baruch College Library.

The Book

Ready, Steady, Shoot: A Pro’s Guide to Smartphone Video is an eBook for everybody. Whether you’re uploading to Instagram, Facebook, creating Stories, capturing vacations, kids’ events, or nights out with friends, your films will improve with Ready, Steady, Shoot. The downloadable book includes how-to videos with step-by-step instructions to help you think like a cinematographer. Technique is the secret sauce, not technology.

Roger has conducted many Ready, Steady, Shoot workshops for teens and adults. Hands on from minute one, participants learn how to hold steady, pan and tilt, that zooming is death, and much much more.