Oct. 8–10 | Boston
About Morgan Spurlock
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock will share his unique perspective on the world as our lead-off keynote speaker. Known for his innovative documentaries, Spurlock has also hosted a series on CNN since 2013 called “Inside Man” in which he continues to investigate a wide array of subjects. Topics have ranged from gambling to immigration, end-of-life caregivers and bankruptcy.
His critically acclaimed film, “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold,” examines branding, advertising and product placement in America — ironically, in a film funded by branding, advertising and product placement.
But you might remember Spurlock best for his role as guinea pig for his movie “Super Size Me.” When it premiered in the U.S., it became the first documentary to ever break into the weekend box office top 10.
As one of the highest-grossing documentary films of all time, “Super Size Me” has played in more than 50 countries. At the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, it wowed audiences and critics alike, earning Spurlock the Best Director award in the Documentary Competition. The film was also honored with an Academy Award nomination in 2005 for Best Documentary Feature. .
Spurlock’s most recent films are “Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope,” which takes an empathetic view of the world's largest pop culture trade convention, and “Mansome,” which features an all-star cast including Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Zach Galifianakis commenting on the grooming habits of the 21st-century man.