Роджер Найгард (Nygard, Roger)
Date of Birth
28 March 1962, Long Lake, Minnesota, USA
Roger Nygard has directed, produced, written, and edited for film and television. Nygard's first feature was the comedy, High Strung, starring and written by comedian Steve Oedekerk. His second feature was Back To Back (aka, American Yakuza 2) starring Michael Rooker. Back To Back premiered at film festivals in Dallas and Seattle before having its commercial premiere as an HBO Original Motion Picture. But the film may be best known for having blown Bobcat Goldthwait to bits.
Nygard next directed and edited Trekkies, a documentary described as "affectionate, nonjudgmental" (Hollywood Reporter & Daily Variety), or "terrifying, unsettling" (National Post), depending on who you ask. The film was acquired by Paramount Pictures and released theatrically in 1999. Nygard followed that with a docu-comedy about UFO-enthusiasts, Six Days In Roswell, which was released in 2000, and unceremoniously called "...pants-peeing funny!" by Film Threat Magazine. Nygard revisited Star Trek fans with the sequel, Trekkies 2, released by Paramount in 2004. And he'll do it again if somebody doesn't stop him.
Jumping back to narratives, Nygard co-wrote, edited, and directed, Suckers, a dramatic-comedy about car salesman, starring Daniel Benzali, Louis Mandylor, and Lori Loughlin. Suckers premiered at the US Comedy Arts festival in Aspen, was acquired by HBO in 2001, and also aired on the IFC network in 2005. Nygard also edited two features for director Mike Binder: The Search For John Gissing and Man About Town.
In television, Nygard has directed and edited episodes of the HBO series, The Mind Of The Married Man, as well as directing episodes of the FOX series The Bernie Mac Show, The Loop, and the NBC series The Office.