Morgan Spurlock 30 Days Bio

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Morgan Spurlock From The FX Series 30 Days

Morgan Spurlock is the writer/producer/director of the Academy Award nominated film Super Size Me. The feature length documentary film, Spurlock's first, was named to more than 35 "Top Ten" lists in 2004 and is currently the 8th highest-grossing documentary of all time. The film was also awarded the inaugural Writers Guild of America Documentary Screenplay Award, and the Best Director Prizes at the Sundance and Edinburgh Film Festivals. Recently, it was listed in the Top 25 Best Documentary Films of All Time by the International Documentary Association.

In 2006, Spurlock's New York based production company, Warrior Poets, was named to Reel Screen magazine's Global 100 – which listed the top 100 producers of non-fiction entertainment in the world.

Also in 2006, Spurlock and Arts Alliance America created a film and distribution partnership to releases films considered to be groundbreaking and important that were overlooked by the majority of filmgoers. Their first film, an Independent Spirit Award nominee, Chalk, premiered theatrically in the summer of 2007 and was followed by the Confessions of a Superhero, Czech Dream, The Third Wave and What Would Jesus Buy?.

Spurlock has just finished filming the third season of his highly acclaimed FX original series "30 Days." The show examines social issues in America by immersing individuals in a life that requires them to "see the world through another's eyes," and has been praised by such diverse groups as the Muslim Public Affairs Council and the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law. In 2006, the series was nominated for a Producer's Guild Award and won a GLAAD Media Award for best non-fiction television series. Also, this year, 30 Days was nominated for an IDA (International Documentary Association) award in the category of Best Continuing Documentary Series.

Spurlock's next directorial project, a feature length documentary film that examines the state of world events called Where in the World is Osama bin Laden? premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. This film is slated to be released worldwide in 2008.