Topher Osborn has had two films compete at Sundance. As a result, he has had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the world's finest filmmakers. The last one, "An African Election", (Sundance 2011), is a feature length film he spent three months shooting in Ghana. This film competed in the world documentary category of the competition and has since screened in nine countries around the world. It has been nominated for "Best Documentary" at the Independent Spirit Awards - 2011.
With experience working as a cinematographer in western Africa, the United Kingdom, Guatemala, Mexico, and throughout the United States, Osborn has developed the ability to work effectively with international production teams in a broad range of environments. He has shot over 40 shorts, several features, and a large amount of documentary and fiction content for networks including HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central, Versus, Fuel TV, Fox News and Warner Brothers Music.
His awards and recognition include the 2006 and 2007 student Panavision Grant, the 2007 Fotokem Technical Award, the Mary Pickford Award in documentary filmmaking, the National Association of Theater Owners Award, and the Edi and Lew Wasserman Fellowship.