Hi. I’m Michael Spencer. I started making films with a home camera in elementary school (back when that was unusual). My first grown-up film was Helium!, a film studying the life of a once-happy balloon gone bad. This short-feature sendup of The Red Balloon was chosen to represent the changing face of independent film at the Foundation for Independent Video and Film in New York.
I went on to study film at New York University and UCLA and since then have created a number of award-winning programs for cable and broadcast television. Subjects cover topics as diverse as martial arts to the art of the cocktail, from the frontiers of modern medicine to the culture of tourism.
My work has been a part of programming for PBS stations, A&E, the International Television Association, USA Network, Comcast, the EPA, the Library of Congress and others.
I've won awards at the Chicago International Film Festival, Worldfest, Moondance, CINE Golden Eagle and Cinequest among others.