Spruce Tone Films is a labor of love; a full suite production company with high-quality cinema capabilities telling timely and compelling stories.
Our goal is to aid socially and environmentally responsible organizations to find and tell the authentic, compelling stories that will inspire and develop meaningful, long-lasting relationships with their customers and supporters. We are lovers of the outdoors and you'll find us backpacking, hiking, climbing, as often as you'll find us pushing the shutter or recording sounds.
Palmer is an award-winning 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. His short films have been show around the world winning both awards and high praise. A Swiss Army knife of knowledge and skills, you'll often hear him planning his next shoot as often as you'll find him on set holding a camera or sitting in the editing room. Interested in stories of humans, our planet, and the interactions of the two, Palmer often works with organizations, non-profits, and brands in honing in on their mission in a visual format.
He currently lives in Bay Area of California and is the Co-Founder of Spruce Tone Films.
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.
Rycote - Documenting the Sounds of Nature
Director's Notes - Palmer Morse & Matt Mikkelsen Tune into the Disappearing Beauty of Natural Silence in ‘Being Hear’
Loam - Deep Listening
The Outdoor Journal - The Sound of Silence: Film ‘Being Hear’ Turns Up the Volume of Nature
Creative Field Recording - A New Documentary About Gordon Hempton
KVSR Community Radio's - Skagit Talks
KVMR Community Radio - Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Ithaca College - Alumni Nature Documentary to be Screened in Ithaca as Part of World Tour
FieldRecording.de - Short Documentary with Gordon Hempton
ICI Radio Canada - BMFF World Tour
Movie Maker Magazine - Best Short" Portland Eco
Pionic - Being Hear Or The Answer On How To Reconnect To Our Soul By Listening To The Sounds Of Nature