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Errol Morris

Renowned filmmaker and author Errol Morris has directed over ten feature films and more than 1000 commercials, including iconic campaigns for Apple, Levi’s, ESPN, Nike, Target, Citibank and Miller High Life. Morris has also directed short films for NewYorkTimes.com, the IBM Centennial, and the 2002 and 2007 Academy Awards. In 2001, Morris won an Emmy for “Photobooth”, a spot directed for PBS.

Morris’s feature films have won many awards, including: an Oscar for The Fog of War; the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for A Brief History of Time; the Grand Jury Prize and Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for Standard Operating Procedure, and an Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America for The Thin Blue Line. His documentaries have repeatedly appeared on “ten best” lists and have been honored by the National Society of Film Critics as well as the National Board of Review. Roger Ebert called his first film, Gates of Heaven, “one of the ten best films of all time”.

Morris has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacArthur Fellowship, and in 2007, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also the author of two New York Times best sellers, and is a regular contributor to The New York Times opinion pages. He resides in Cambridge, MA