Spencer McCall is an award-winning director, producer, and editor who has been creating groundbreaking projects for over a decade. His work spans feature documentaries, episodic television, and interactive projects.
McCall began his career in New York, producing and directing short documentaries and commercials. He moved to San Francisco to pursue his passion for interactive media and storytelling, and has since established himself as one of the most innovative and groundbreaking creators in the space.
His feature documentary, The Institute, won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival, and was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. It was named one of the Top 10 Films of 2013 by Indiewire, and won Best Documentary at the 2012 San Francisco Documentary Film Festival. The film follows a mysterious organization and its enigmatic leader, and has been described as “an exploration of the power of belief.”
McCall’s interactive documentary project, The Empathy Project, is a unique exploration of the human experience. It was funded by the Tribeca Film Institute, and was awarded an official selection at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.
McCall has directed and produced a variety of episodic television projects, including the Emmy-nominated web series, Weave: The Story of a Movement, which follows the stories of young activists in the Bay Area. He was also the Creative Director of the Emmy-nominated series, Awkward Embraces, which follows the lives of four friends living in San Francisco.
McCall has also been a key collaborator on a variety of projects, including the interactive documentary, Glitch, which was commissioned by the Sundance Institute for their New Frontier program.
Throughout his career, McCall has consistently pushed the boundaries of storytelling, finding new ways to explore the human experience. His work has been praised for its innovative and immersive approach, and it is clear that he will continue to be one of the most exciting and creative filmmakers of our time.