Biscuit Filmworks has signed acclaimed filmmaker Errol Morris to its commercial roster in both the U.S. and U.K. Renowned as a documentary film and commercial director, and a best-selling author, Morris’ idiosyncratic style has indelibly altered modern perceptions of the non-fiction film. Morris’ latest film, The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography is in theatres, and he is currently working on Wormwood, a documentary miniseries for Netflix starring Peter Sarsgaard.
“What a gift in this business to be able to work with someone whose vision you’ve admired for a long time. We’re excited to bring a fresh perspective to Errol’s work in the commercial realm. We feel honored to work with him,” said Shawn Lacy, co-founder of Biscuit.
“Commercials have always been like vitamins for me, an essential part of my daily dietary requirements. So I’m delighted to be in partnership now with the Biscuit community,” shared Morris.
Morris has directed over 1,000 commercials throughout his career, including campaigns for Apple, American Express, Nike, IBM, Target, General Motors, Miller High Life, Cisco, and many more. His “Photobooth” spot for PBS earned a Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Commercial. As a documentary filmmaker, Morris has directed eleven features including the groundbreaking The Thin Blue Line, Academy Award-winning The Fog of War, and Gates of Heaven, which Roger Ebert named one of the ten best films of all time. He invented the Interrotron camera rig to achieve his singularly personal interview style, allowing his subjects to simultaneously look directly into the camera and at him. Morris has also received two DGA nominations for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary and one for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials, was the subject of a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, and a recipient of five fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur Fellowship.