Errol Webber


Public bio

Over the past decade, Errol Webber has earned a reputation as a refined cinematographer, adept at capturing polished, hyper real visuals.

Trained in video as an art form at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2004, in his off hours during college, he ran his own video production company out of his dorm room. Then, just two weeks after graduation, he was hired to shoot his first feature documentary, for the film iThemba, about a group of eight Zimbabwean Afro-fusion musicians. iThemba, which he also edited, won numerous accolades and awards at major festivals in Europe and Africa. The short documentary Music by Prudence, cut from the same footage Webber shot, won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject.

Since then, Webber, now 29 and an Emmy nominee, has been the producer, director, or cinematographer on 14 other documentaries in the U.S., Zimbabwe, Zambia, Liberia, and other African countries. 'American Promise,' which Webber shot, won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, won the Grand Jury Award at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, and was nominated for three Emmy Awards, including Best Documentary.

Webber's talent for film lies not in his ability to bring his world to the viewer, but the urgency with which he immerses the viewer into his world. As a result of his experience and creative sensibility as an editor, Webber is cognizant to the need to capture material for the edit. He's known for his arresting imagery, rebellious compositions, and his sense of zen and simplicity, mixing his flavor of elegance into chaos.

With a full appreciation for the digital realm and a knack for groundbreaking looks and concepts, cinematographer Errol Webber will continue a career in his most prized obsession; imagery.