Roger Sherman

Director | Producer | Cinematographer | Still Photographer | Author

A founder of Florentine Films, Roger Sherman is a producer, director, cinematographer, still photographer, and author. His films have won an Emmy, a Peabody, a James Beard Award; and have received two Academy Award nominations. His subjects include art, history, science, social issues, the environment, and food.  

“An extraordinary American masterpiece.”

“Perhaps the best film ever produced in the American Masters PBS series.”

  • Of THE RESTAURATEUR, a portrait of Danny Meyer, Kat Kinsman, writing for CNN's Eatocracy, said

“Beg, borrow as needed, but do yourself a favor and see Roger Sherman’s doc.”

"There won’t be anything more worth your while on TV.”


Zapruder & Stolley: Witness to an Assassination
The Rhythm of My Soul
Beyond Black and White
The American Brew
Don’t Divorce the Children
Strings Without Borders
The Garden of Eden
Fast Eddie and the Boys
Book Promos


Roger is the cinematographer on most of the films he creates. He works freelance, shooting The Gates for Maysles Films,Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, 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, food 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 by Stephanie Pierson.