Super Size Me
Directed by Morgan Spurlock, Distributed by: Samuel Goldwyn Films, Roadside Attractions 2004
Academy Award-nomination, 2004-best documentary film
Winner Best Director, Sundance Film Festival
Why are Americans so fat? Find out in Super Size Me, a tongue in-cheek - and burger in hand -- look at the legal, financial and physical costs of America's hunger for fast food. Director Morgan Spurlock's social experiment in fast-food gastronomy sees him attempting to subsist uniquely on food from the McDonald's menu for an entire month. In the process his weight balloons, his energy level plummets and he experiences all sorts of unexpected -- and terrifying -- side effects. He also examines the corporate giant's growing role in the lives of American consumers and explores its methods of indoctrinating young people and its contribution to America's obesity epidemic.
I Bet You Will
MTV, SPIKE TV, Original release, June 10 2002
Original Music by Steve
Directed by Morgan Spurlock Written by Tim Brennan & Joe DeVito
Produced by Morgan Spurlock for MTV, I Bet You Will is a strange, disturbing and often hilarious reality show. The music takes style jumping to new heights. This is the title theme, much more can be found on the web. Question is, what will you do for money? I Bet You Will was an Internet webcast, and later a show on MTV that paid people to do outrageous things for money. In 2008, reruns of the program began to air on Spike. It was created by Morgan Spurlock. The show was hosted by Spurlock, musician/TV host/model Willa Ford, musician Jive Jones, comedian Godfrey, and Hescher.
Directed by Rob Kohr, Distributed by the Animation Department 2010
BEST ANIMATED SHORT : Royal Flush Film Festival
2nd PLACE INDEPENDENT ANIMATION : Kids First! Film Festival
BEST ANIMATION : Real to Reel Inter. Film Festival
BEST ANIMATION : Black Earth Film Festival
BEST ANIMATION: Newport Beach Film Festival
The Lift explores the consequences of one very common behavior of not holding the elevator door open for someone rushing to get on or worse, lifting your finger and actively pushing the close button. In this film, an elevator interaction between the two lead characters goes wrong, prompting a young woman to learn about being insensitive and to be more considerate in the future.
Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?
Directed by Morgan Spurlock, Distributed by: The Weinstein Company 2008
If Morgan Spurlock has learned anything from more than 30 years of movie-watching, it's that if the world needs saving, it's best done by one lonely guy willing to face danger head-on and take it down, action hero style. In Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker takes on a franchise even more lethal than McDonald's--Al Qaeda. And after this real-life action thriller is over, the world may never be the same.
SPIKE TV, Produced by Christopher Martello, 2004-2007
The call came in from Spike TV producer Christopher Martello for some dark and smokey music to challenge the odds. Casino Cinema was a SPIKE programming block hosted by Steve Schirripa and Beth Ostrosky. The show, which was played around the commercial breaks of a film, featured the hosts (plus a guest player) teaching the audience how to play a casino game. Enjoy this clip, It's music you can bet on!
The View From Madison Street
Directed by Steve James, Distributed by Cinelan 2009
African-Americans from this largely-forgotten stretch of inner-city Chicago speak out about race, class and how neither candidate is addressing the issues of poverty that plague their community.
Directed by Joann Nerenberg, Producer Dempsey Rice 2007
Body Job is a meditation on inspired physicality in the workplace. It is a short documentary that highlights three people—a scientist, farmer, and preacher—who bring an extraordinary physical approach to their jobs, and their work lives. Illustrating how three people move while they work, the documentary is effective in re-framing the way office workers, their employees, and workers in general imagine the workplace and their physical presence in it.