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, the multi-award-winning Super Size Me, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 garnered a Academy Award nomination for Best Feature Documentary. Since then he has directed, produced and distributed numerous film, television and digital projects, including the critically acclaimed CNN television series Morgan Spurlock Inside Man, Showtime’s 7 Deadly Sins, the FX series 30 Days and the films Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?, the Emmy- and WGA-nominated The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice!, Freakonomics, Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Comic-Con: Episode IV – A Fan’s Hope, Mansome, One Direction: This Is Us and Rats. Find out more at his official website.
In conversation on the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast are Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock and Louis Theroux, whose latest documentary, My Scientology Movie, is in theaters now. In a highly entertaining discussion, the two talk about: Michael Moore; the joys and pitfalls of immersive journalism; Theroux’s time with the infamous British TV presenter Jimmy Saville; getting up close and personal with bigots, pedophiles, Ted Nugent and other unsavory characters; whether or not Louis hates Alex Gibney (who, of course, made his own Scientology doc); Janet Jackson and Nipplegate; and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film.
The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. The Giant Red Phase Of The Sun” – Iced Ink
Episode engineered by Talkhouse podcast producer Elia Einhorn and mixed by Mark Yoshizumi.