MORGAN SPURLOCK- DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/WRITER
Morgan Spurlock is a New York based writer and Oscar® and Emmy-nominated director and producer. His first film, “Super Size Me,” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 and won him 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, Morgan has directed, produced and distributed multiple film and TV projects, including the critically acclaimed FX television series, “3 0 Days,” and the films: ‘Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden;” “Confessions of a Superhero;” “Czech Dreams;” “Chalk;” “The Future of Food;” ‘What Would Jesus Buy?; and Freakonomics.
In 2010 Morgan was nominated for a primetime Emmy as well as a Writer’s Guild Award for “The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice!” His latest film “POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold” was released in the US in spring 2011 and is launching in Europe and Australia and New Zealand this fall2011. The film and his accompanying TED talk explore the world of product placement and advertising while being completely funded by product placement and advertising.
In August 2011, Morgan launched HULU.com’s first original programming series “A Day In the Life Of…” and hosted the Current TV series “50 Documentaries to See Before You Die.” He is currently filming one of Yahoo.com’s inaugural original programming shows entitled “The
Failure Club.” He is also executive producer on the acclaimed documentary “The Other F-Word” which will be released winter 2011 in theaters.
Morgan’s latest feature film, “Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope.” will have it’s world premiere at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival 2011. The film will also be the closing night film for the Fantastic Film Festival in Austin- marking it’s U.S. premiere.
JEREMY CHILNICK- PRODUCER/WRITER
Jeremy Chilnick is an Emmy nominated film and television producer. He is a partner at Morgan Spurlock’s production company, Warrior Poets, where he currently oversees all aspects of production and development. After co-producing the Shopocalypse-chronicling documentary ‘What Would Jesus Buy?” as well as the official Cannes selection, “The Third Wave,” Jeremy has gone on to write, produce, and executive-produce multiple films and television shows. He has co-written and co-produced the film ‘Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?”; the FOX TV program “The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! on Ice!”; the documentary adaptation of The New York Times best-selling “Freakonomics” and, most
recently, “POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.”
Jeremy was also nominated for a Writer’s Guild of America nomination for his work on “The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! on Ice!”.
MATTHEW GALKIN- PRODUCER
Matthew Galkin is an American producer and director. Recent work includes the forthcoming ESPN Films documentary “THE DOTTED LINE”, his second film with Morgan Spurlock and Warrior Poets; “KEVORKIAN”, an all-access look at famed assisted-suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian, which premiered on HBO in 2010; the award-winning HBO documentary “I AM AN ANIMAL: THE STORY OF INGRID NEWKIRK AND PETA” about the famous animal rights organization and their enigmatic founder. The film took the top prize for documentaries at the 2007 Hamptons International Film Festival and premiered on HBO in November of 2007; “loudQUIETloud: A FILM ABOUT THE PIXIES”, which chronicled the seminal rock band’s 2004 reunion tour. The film screened at film festivals around the world, was theatrically released in the US, and airs currently on the Sundance Channel.
Galkin has also produced or executive produced numerous non-fiction TV series including “FAMILY BONDS” for HBO, “KIM ORA: LIFE IN THE FAB LANE” FORE! and The Style Network, and “BOOMTOWN” for Planet Green. In 2012, Galkin will direct the scripted feature film INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN, based on a script adaptation by Galkin of Kevin Canty’s novel. The film will star Evan Rachel Wood, Julia Ormond, and Tom Sturridge.
THOMAS TULL- PRODUCER
Thomas Tullis Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Legendary Pictures, the production company behind blockbuster films such as Inception, The Dark Knight, The Hangover, and others. Tullis a board member of the American Film Institute (AFI); Hamilton College, his alma mater; the Fulfillment Fund; and the San Diego Zoo. He is also a minority partner in the Pittsburgh Steelers.