Comprehensive in all aspects of production, Palmer is a filmmaker rooted in activism who focuses on using the devices at hand in our visual and media culture that can drive our society to make change. Notable works include his highly acclaimed short film Being Hear which screened around the world on the Banff Mountain Film Festival and Telluride Mountainfilm World Tours, was awarded “Best Short Film” at the 2016 Portland Eco Film Festival, and "Best Short Documentary" at the 2017 Earth Day Film Festival, and was selected for National Geographic's Short Film Showcase. Dew Drop screened to an engaged audience in it’s city of creation at the 2016 New Orleans Film Festival and was awarded the “Visionary Award”, the top prize, at the 2016 Visions Film Festival & Conference.

Palmer has also aided in the creation of a docu-series for Al Jazeera English, several award-winning feature length films, and on various commercial sets with high profile clients. He currently lives in Oakland, California and serves as the in-house Video Producer at the Oakland Museum of California and is the Co-Founder of Spruce Tone Films.


Matthew Mikkelsen


Matt is a sound recordist, audio engineer, and documentary filmmaker living in
Ithaca, New York. He has worked as an engineer, sound designer, and producer on two award
winning documentaries, but has devoted most of his professional career to observing, recording,
researching and preserving natural soundscapes. Matthew graduated from The Roy H. Park
School of Communications at Ithaca College with a degree in Audio Production. He also serves
as a board member for the non-profit organization One Square Inch, which aims to protect
Olympic National Park from noise pollution. He is the owner of Hayloft Audio and the Co-Founder of Spruce Tone Films.