Morgan Spurlock is a New York based writer, director and producer.
Morgan Spurlock is an award-winning and Academy Award-nominated writer, director and producer and president and founder of full-service New York-based production studio Warrior Poets. His first film, SUPER SIZE ME, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004, winning Best Directing honors. The film went on to win the inaugural Writers Guild of America Best Documentary Screenplay award as well as garner an Academy Award nomination for Best Feature Documentary. Since then he has directed, produced award winning films, digital series, and television programs, including THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD and WHERE IN THE WORLD IS OSAMA BIN LADEN? Recent credits including the Oscar shortlisted THE EAGLE HUNTRESS and IDA award-winning CNN series “Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man” and the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival World Premiere SUPER SIZE ME 2: HOLY CHICKEN!
Additional films under the Warrior Poets banner include the fly-on-the-wall documentary NO MAN’S LAND, Toronto International Film Festival Midnight Madness selection RATS, Sony Pictures’ ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US, and Magnolia Pictures’ FREAKONOMICS. Television & digital projects include the award-winning FX series “30 Days”, Showtime’s “7 Deadly Sins”, ESPN’s “The Dotted Line”, Emmy and Writer’s Guild nominated THE SIMPSONS 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL IN 3D ON ICE!, Hulu’s “A Day in the Life,” Yahoo’s MANSOME and AFI Docs Official Selection VEGAS BABY.
Warrior Poets upcoming slate includes the Untitled Human Intelligence Project, a feature-length documentary that will explore the field of neuroscience and debate the societal and ethical implications of emerging technology; Spurlock will direct as well as produce. Spurlock is also set to direct his first narrative feature film based on Brian Kellow’s bestselling bio Can I Go Now about Hollywood superagent Sue Mengers. Additional upcoming projects also include executive producing the Food Network TV series “I Hart Food” starring YouTube sensation Hannah Hart and a collaboration with Sarah Jessica Parker and Refinery29 on the TNT docu-series “Who Run The World?.”
In addition to his film and television work, Spurlock has been on the forefront of digital content creation as his company Warrior Poets led Hulu’s push into original programming with their first series, “A Day in the Life”, and helped ignite Yahoo’s original content strategy producing three separate series over the last few years, including “Failure Club”, MANSOME and “Losing it with John Stamos”. More recent digital projects include “Connected”, the first long-form series for AOL, and SMARTISH, an upcoming premium branded content channel for Maker.tv (Maker Studios).Spurlock is also a co-founder of the short-film content marketing studio Cinelan where he recently produced the groundbreaking series “WE THE ECONOMY: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss.”