Nigel Webber is an independent filmmaker from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Nigel graduated from the University of Winnipeg’s Filmmaking program in 2014. An avid interest in politics, history and rap music inform his work, from short experimental films to more conventional social and cultural documentaries. Nigel also works as a videographer for several of Winnipeg’s up and coming music festivals including Big Fun and Rainbow Trout.
The Roost Social House is part of a new trend in Winnipeg’s restaurant and bar scene, craft cocktails. Head bartender Elsa Taylor’s take on craft cocktails incorporates her feminist values and challenges the prevalent idea that consuming alcohol is for intoxication only. Using handcrafted ingredients with a new cocktail everyday, Elsa’s creations encourage savouring and quality over quantity. Elsa wants to welcome everyone to her bar top, treat each person equally and make sure they leave with a smile on their face.
Being a dance artist in Winnipeg is hard. It can be a constant struggle to find studio space, acquire funding and even just maintain the high level of physical fitness required. But the women of Nova Dance Collective work together not only to support each other through the trials and tribulations but also because of the bond they developed over many years together at Winnipeg’s School of Contemporary Dancers.
The second episode of my series 'City Specific' follows the process of making an album isolated in a cabin in the Manitoba Interlake. Real Love Winnipeg is a record company that assembles a number of up & coming Winnipeg bands every summer and brings them out to their personal cabin in Winnipeg Beach to record an album in the cottage-cum-studio. Filmed in June 2013, 'City Specific: Beach Station Blues' gives an in depth look at the making of the album as well as the founders views on independent music in Winnipeg.
Relive Real Love through video captured at our 2017 summer festival! Song: Look Vibrant - Video: Shot by Buio Assis, Jen Doerksen and Nigel Webber Edited by Nigel Webber (Tiny Scru Films)
My newest experimental film "Plagiar-ice Ice Baby" is an examination of Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby" and the issue of sampling in hip hop music. Vanilla attempts to sing his way out of his conundrum. Ding-ding-ding-dada-ding-ding. This film is also a comment on the style of all my experimental films, I use (or 'sample') existing footage and repurpose it into a new context.