When Super Size Me hit theaters in 2004, the film—clever and cheeky, yet undeniably poignant—was received as a new kind of documentary. Accordingly, its creator, Morgan Spurlock, was heralded as a new kind of documentarian.

Since then, Spurlock’s career has carried him across the modern multimedia landscape. Feature documentaries like The Greatest Movie Ever Sold and Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. TV series like FX’s 30 Days, CNN’s Inside Man, and the British series New Britannia. And, most recently, the anthology documentary We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss, a series of short docs by various directors produced by Spurlock, released last month online for free.

On the day We the Economy hit the internet, Spurlock joined senior writer Darren Franich for the first episode of EW’s Lightbulb, a new interview series that explores where today’s leading creators find inspiration and what motivates them.

To see an additional episode of Lightbulb featuring “Rookie” magazine founder and “This Is Our Youth” star Tavi Gevinson, visit