Peyton Murry graduated from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication in June 2019. Her journalistic curiosity and storytelling skills have helped her with delving into creative filmmaking. With her background at UO and UCLA, Peyton is interested in the collaborative process behind visual storytelling, with an emphasis on digital video production.
During August 2018, Peyton produced a 7-minute short film, LAPSE, from start to finish in under 48 hours to compete in the annual nationwide 48 Hour Film Project competition. Which premiered at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE 14.
During the academic school year, Peyton was a producer for the on-campus multimedia agency, Allen Hall Media, Vice President of the Women and Film Organization and a producer, writer, director, and director of photography for the student-run broadcast program Duck TV.
Since her start in Duck TV in 2018, she has produced two highly-acclaimed and award-winning series, Standards, and PotterGirl, which premiered on Eugene public access and was also screened to over 150 students biweekly.
Her skills and professional attitude caught the eye of the marketing department at the Children’s Miracle Network in Springfield, Oregon. Since then she has managed the foundation’s social media presence as a marketing and multimedia intern. Peyton facilitated the INFINITI Coaches’ Charity Challenge, a March Madness inspired competition, and worked with the University of Oregon men’s basketball marketing department and CMN to post content on the local CMN hospital’s social media handles and website to motivate participants to vote for UO’s Coach Dana Altman and potentially win up to $100,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Her love for digital video production started in high school as a broadcast reporter and videographer for the Mustang Morning News. She wrote, filmed and edited dozens of news briefs and news packages to be aired on the show that streamed not only to the school but all the way to New Zealand. Some celebrities she has interviewed include frontman Jim Lindberg from Pennywise and famous artist John Van Hamersveld, widely known for being the photographer and designer of the iconic Endless Summer movie poster.
However, her most defining experience was her time spent interning with the Distinguished Speaker Series of Southern California in Manhattan Beach, California. Peyton got the privilege of working alongside leaders of their respective industries such as Magic Johnson, President of South Africa F.W. de Klerk, and one of her heroes, the great Jane Pauley! This internship proved to be a very worthwhile experience, only solidifying her desire to break into the storytelling industry.