Roger Nygard has extensive credits in film and television as a director, writer, producer and editor. He made his foray into the movie world in 1991 when he directed the low budget indie, High Strung, starring comedian/actor Steve Oedekerk, Fred Willard, Denise Crosby, and a very young Kirsten Dunst. The tagline reads: “The story of a guywith a few too many hang ups.” The movie has achieved cult status. Lots of television and film directing and editing credits followed like BackTo Back (aka American Yakuza 2), which may be best known for having blown Bobcat Goldthwait to bits. It was during this time he that he was developing a reputation for working on quirky and unique projects. He realized he could combine what intrigued him with his “day job” and so Nygard the documentarian emerged as part of the overall package.The award-winning Trekkies was the first project to allow Nygard to explore his interest in human nature; people dressing up as fictional characters and extraterrestrials fascinated him. His partner in the project, Denise Crosby, first pitched Nygard the idea. He said, “I couldn’t believe nobody had done it yet, itseemed so obvious.” Trekkies lit a firestorm amongst sci-fi fans, with its outrageous look at the more extreme elements of the fan culture. Depending on who you ask, the documentary was described as "affectionate, nonjudgmental" (Hollywood Reporter & Daily Variety), or "terrifying, unsettling" (National Post).He also produced and edited a compelling and offbeat look at UFO enthusiasts (which included writer Whitley Streiber, and nuclear-physicist & ufologist Stanton T. Friedman) called Six Days In Roswell. The film was called "...pants-peeing funny!" by Film Threat Magazine. The car salesman subculture also fascinated Nygard, and he co-wrote (with Joe Yannetty) and directed the outrageous cult favorite, Suckers. The movie stars Louis Mandylor, Lori Loughlin, and Daniel Benzali as one scary sales manager from hell. Suckers is often used as a training film at car dealerships. While tackling feature interests like Trekkies 2, directing commercials, and sometimes lending support to a colleague’s project as an editor or producer, Nygard has directed or edited for an array of television series like: The Mind of the Married Man, The Bernie Mac Show, The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Zoey 101, Zeke andLuther, etc. For Nygard it comes down to whether a project is intriguing, funny, or challenging. In the case of his latest film, The Nature of Existence, it’s all the above. The film features more than a hundred guest interviewees ranging from legendary director Irvin Kershner to holy man Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, and the answers are as diverse as the interviewees, and by sheer subject matter alone this film ignites controversy and debate.