Passionate About Inspiring Others
Spencer T. Folmar was born near the Magic Kingdom in Florida, setting the stage for his
creative and journey to follow. At a young age, his family moved to Central Pennsylvania.
In the midst of farm lands, barren coal hills, and forest groves, Spencer and friends began
filming YouTube videos in place of school assignments. His passion was ignited in these
short form videos, and he began pursuing commercial work locally and nationally.
He tackled his first feature film "Fortified" (2008) at the age of 17.
Spencer went on to graduate from Grove City College with a B.A. in Communication Studies. While working on his degree, he also completed his second feature film "Guilt & Sentence" (2010) which would go on to win festival awards for screenwriting and premiere to a sold-out audience at the historic Rowland Theatre. Other college accomplishments include winning the Carnegie Mellon Business Plan competition as well as other local and statewide video competitions.
Spencer also earned a certificate in Leadership from Capernwray Bible School in New Zealand and England before relocating back in Florida. He earned his M.A. in Theological Studies from the Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. He was accepted as a Graduate Film Candidate at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in Singapore. Unfortunately, the school closed its campus before he could complete his studies. Spencer moved to Seattle, where he worked for three years in nonprofit and corporate production jobs at both Microsoft, Cut, Run Studios and The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.
In 2016, Spencer made the move to Hollywood to pursue a full-time career in directing and filmmaking. Veritas Arts, Inc., was formed in 2018, and the historic Guthrie Theatre of Grove City, PA, was acquired as part of a new theatre operations endeavor. The Veritas mission is to "Tell Stories That Liberate". They do this through education, distribution, financing, and developing feature films, as well as through a film festival held annually.
Notably, the film "Shooting Heroin" recently had its theatrical tour and is about to begin its wide release. Already recognized for excellence in acting, directing, and best picture in film festivals, it tells the story of a small town taking justice into their own hands to stop the spread of drugs by whatever means necessary. It is inspired by the tragic true events in small towns around the country, and especially personally to Folmar, in his own hometown. Other films are in early stages of development as well, including biographical project "Bonhoeffer".
MFA Candidate at NYU Tisch School of the Arts
MA Theological Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary
BA Communication Studies at Grove City College
MBA Texas A&M University (in progress)
Excellence in Filmmaking at Los Angeles Movie Awards
Best Screenplay at Los Angeles Movie Awards
Carnegie Mellon Business Plan Competition Silver
Grove City College Elevator Pitch Creative Thinking Winner