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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Filming Talents

I’ve always felt that at some point in my life I have one good documentary in me to make. Time will tell for me, but Morgan Spurlock has already accomplished this feat. He graduated from New York University in 1993. He was a playwright and also created the show “I Bet you Will” for MTV. In 2004 he released a documentary called Super Size Me, which was nominated for an Academy Award the same year. An independent filmmaker, Spurlock came up with the concept for the movie on Thanksgiving one year at his parents’ house, after hearing a news story about some teenage girls who sued McDonald’s for their obesity. He invested $65,000 in the creation of the film. Apparently there were over 250 hours of video coverage made for the movie, and filming took about a month. Worldwide the film brought in over $29 million. He now has another movie coming out called Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?