David McVay of the Film Actually podcast, representing a dynamic group of bloggers known collectively as The League, got a chance to have a telephone chat with director Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) about his new film POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. The new film is a documentary about product placement in films. Morgan generously answered questions from the entire League. Some of the topics covered: What attracts Morgan to the documentary form, what scares Morgan Spurlock, can you really make an independent film today, what advice would he give new filmmakers and did he consider contacting McDonalds. We also get a little info on his next film, a little documentary about Comic-Con.
We need to thank Jorge Duran for really driving to get this interview, Shauna and Harriet over at Nixco for making the interview a reality and of course Morgan Spurlock for taking some time out of his busy schedule to talk to us.
About The League
In the beginning there was chaos, a vast information network that provided few islands of hope. Then there was a light, a shimmering hope in the darkness. A portal for lovers of the wonders of celluloid and the entertainment industry. Then there came another, and another ushering in a golden age of wonders the likes the world had never seen. By day, they live out their lives as the humble David McVay of Geek Actually, Jorge Duran of The Spotlight Report, Richard Gray of The Reel Bits and Dave Longo of Damn Good Cup, but when the signal goes out they come together as one! The League assembles! Tremble all who dare stand in its path!
The Music used in this special presentation comes from the original soundtrack to POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. The track is “The Greatest Song I Ever Heard” by OK Go.
The Film Actually podcast can be found on iTunes or watched live every Saturday.
POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is released on 11 August 2011 in Australia from Madman.