Peyton Murry recently graduated from University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication in June 2019. Her journalistic curiosity and storytelling skills have helped her in delving into creative filmmaking. With her background at UO and UCLA, Murry is mainly interested in television and film production. Whether her writing and production skills should take a journalistic, editorial or creative approach, her work will reflect the time and energy she has spent in making the finished product her absolute best.
During August 2018, Murry executive 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, Murry is a producer for the on-campus multimedia agency, Allen Hall Media; Women and Film Club Vice President; and producer, director, writer and director of photography for the student-run broadcast channel Duck TV.
Since her start in the Duck TV program in 2018, she has produced two highly-acclaimed series, Standards and PotterGirl, which were broadcast on local cable access and screened to over 150 students biweekly.
Her skills and professional attitude caught the eye of the marketing department at the Children’s Miracle Network Foundation in Springfield, Oregon. Since then she has managed the foundation’s social media presence as a marketing and multimedia intern. Murry facilitated the INFINITI Coaches’ Charity Challenge, a March Madness inspired competition, and worked with the UO men’s basketball marketing team and CMN to post content on the Sacred Heart Medical Center — Children’s Miracle Network and PeaceHealth SHMC social media handles and the PeaceHealth SHMC Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals website. In order to push 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 media 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 is the time spent during her internship with the Distinguished Speaker Series of Southern California in Manhattan Beach, California. This internship proved to be a very worthwhile experience. Especially working with one of her heroes, the great Jane Pauley! Only solidifying her desire to break into the broadcast industry.