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 work has been shown on National Geographic, PBS, New York Times, Outside Magazine and in film festivals around the world garnering 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 Oakland, California, serves as the in-house Video Producer at the Oakland Museum of California, and is the Co-Founder of Spruce Tone Films.


Detroit Hives
”Social Impact Award” - EarthxFilm 2019
Recipient - 2018 Mountainfilm Commitment Grant

Constant Thought
“Best Film” - Equinox Mountain Environmental Film Festival 2019

Being Hear
"Top 10 Best Short Films of 2017" - National Geographic
"Best Short Film" - Echo Mountain Film Festival 2017
"Best Sound Design" - Jefferson State FLIXX Festival 2017
"Best Short Doc" - Outerdocs 2017
"Best Short Documentary"  - The Earth Day Film Festival 2017
"Best Short Film" - Portland Eco Film Festival 2017
Telluride Mountainfilm World Tour 2017-18
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2016-17

Dew Drop
"Visionary Award" - Visions Film Festival & Conference 2016