Interview: Morgan Spurlock

Peter Sciretta and Morgan SpurlockAt Sundance 2008 I had a chance to speak with documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) about his new film Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? which hits theaters today. Listen to the full interview below. We’ve included a chapter guide so that you can skip to the best parts. I recommend listening to Morgan’s story of his run-in with the FBI. Enjoy.


00:00 His Experiences at 2004 with Super Size Me
00:40 Morgan’s Return to Sundance
01:00 Promoting a Movie at Sundance
01:25 The Indiana Jones Parody Poster
02:00 Spoiler Alert: Morgan Didn’t Find Osama
02:30 Did You Think you actually had a chance to find Osama?
03:00 What would you have done if you found Osama?
04:00 Interviewing People in Foreign Countries
04:40 Would he have gone to the Government with Osama’s Location?
05:00 Conspiracy Theories
05:25 Origin of the Idea
06:10 “It’s more of a WHY than WHERE IS”
07:30 A separate screenwriter for a documentary?
08:45 The Scripting Process
09:20 The Unused COPS gag
10:00 Morgan’s Wife Alex
10:20 30 Days – Talking about the Third Season
11:25 What Audiences Should Take Away From This Film
12:10 What’s Mogan’s Next Movie?
12:35 Morgan’s Story of his run-in with the FBI
13:45 Deleted Scenes

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