Spruce Tone Films is the result of years of collaboration, curiosity, and a great friendship. Rooted in the desire to understand the world around us in a more enlightened way, we strive to do one thing: tell a damn good story.


Palmer Morse

Palmer Morse is an award-winning cinematographer and editor from Oakland, California who focuses on using the devices at hand in our visual and media culture that can drive our society to make change.

He has successfully directed, produced, filmed, and edited several short-form documentaries on various subjects. In working with others he has aided in the creation of several feature-length documentaries, a docu-series for prime-time television, and several projects for non-profit and educational institutions. 

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Documentary Production from the Television-Radio Program at Ithaca College.

www.pmorsephotos.com / palmermorse@gmail.com

Matthew Mikkelsen

Matthew Mikkelsen is a sound recordist, audio engineer, and documentary film maker 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.

www.hayloftaudio.com / hayloftaudio@gmail.com

Gordon Hempton

Emmy-winner, author of One Square Inch of Silence, and environmental activist, Hempton has searched the globe for more than three decades to record nature at its most pristine. Faced with habitat loss, species extinction and most of all unbridled noise pollution, Hempton has now turned his attention towards saving the world’s few remaining natural amphitheaters.