We Are Warrior Poets
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, SUPER SIZE ME, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004, winning 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 he has directed, produced award winning films, digital series, and television programs, including THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD and WHERE IN THE WORLD IS OSAMA BIN LADEN? Recent credits including the Oscar shortlisted THE EAGLE HUNTRESS and IDA award-winning CNN series “Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man” and the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival World Premiere SUPER SIZE ME 2: HOLY CHICKEN!
Additional films under the Warrior Poets banner include the fly-on-the-wall documentary NO MAN’S LAND, Toronto International Film Festival Midnight Madness selection RATS, Sony Pictures’ ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US, and Magnolia Pictures’ FREAKONOMICS. Television & digital projects include the award-winning FX series “30 Days”, Showtime’s “7 Deadly Sins”, ESPN’s “The Dotted Line”, Emmy and Writer’s Guild nominated THE SIMPSONS 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL IN 3D ON ICE!, Hulu’s “A Day in the Life,” Yahoo’s MANSOME and AFI Docs Official Selection VEGAS BABY.
Warrior Poets upcoming slate includes the Untitled Human Intelligence Project, a feature-length documentary that will explore the field of neuroscience and debate the societal and ethical implications of emerging technology; Spurlock will direct as well as produce. Additional upcoming projects also include executive producing the Food Network TV series “I Hart Food” starring YouTube sensation Hannah Hart and a collaboration with Sarah Jessica Parker and Refinery29 on the TNT docu-series “Who Run The World?.”
In addition to his film and television work, Spurlock has been on the forefront of digital content creation as his company Warrior Poets led Hulu’s push into original programming with their first series, “A Day in the Life”, and helped ignite Yahoo’s original content strategy producing three separate series over the last few years, including “Failure Club”, MANSOME and “Losing it with John Stamos”. More recent digital projects include “Connected”, the first long-form series for AOL, and SMARTISH, an upcoming premium branded content channel for Maker.tv (Maker Studios).
Spurlock is also a co-founder of the short-film content marketing studio Cinelan where he recently produced the groundbreaking series “WE THE ECONOMY: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss.”
Jeremy Chilnick is an Emmy-nominated writer and producer. He is both partner and currently serves as COO in Morgan Spurlock’s production company, Warrior Poets. After co-producing the Shopocalypse-chronicling documentary What Would Jesus Buy?, as well as the official Cannes selection The Third Wave, Chilnick went on to write, produce, and executive produce multiple films, television programs, and short-form content. Since 2008, Chilnick has co-written, produced and executive produced Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?, The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! on Ice!, the documentary adaptation of The New York Times best-selling Freakonomics, POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, Mansome, and the 3D concert documentary, One Direction: This Is Us. In addition, Chilnick has overseen the formation and creation of Warrior Poets’ digital strategy with partners including Hulu, Yahoo!, AOL, and Maker Studios. He has also executive produced multiple television series for Showtime, History, CMT, A&E, and CNN, among others.
Matthew Galkin is a partner at Warrior Poets and has directed and produced numerous award-winning documentary films and television series. Galkin’s recent film work includes “ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US” (Executive Producer), the ESPN Films 30 for 30 documentary “THE DOTTED LINE” (Producer and Writer); the feature documentary “COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE” (Producer); HBO’s “KEVORKIAN” (Director, Executive Producer); the award-winning HBO documentary “I AM AN ANIMAL: THE STORY OF INGRID NEWKIRK AND PETA” which took the top prize at the 2007 Hamptons International Film Festival and premiered on HBO in November of 2007; and “loudQUIETloud: A FILM ABOUT THE PIXIES” (Director). TV series include “MORGAN SPURLOCK INSIDE MAN” for CNN (Executive Producer), winner of the 2013 IDA Award for Best Series; “FAMILY BONDS” for HBO (Producer); “KIMORA: LIFE IN THE FAB LANE” FOR E! (Co-Executive Producer); “BOOMTOWN” for Planet Green (Co-Executive Producer) which won the 2011 IDA Award for Best Series; the award-winning web series “A DAY IN THE LIFE” for Hulu (Director); and the twice Webby-nominated series “FAILURE CLUB” for Yahoo! (Director).