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. Her background in student productions at both UO and UCLA motivated Peyton’s interest in the collaborative and creative process behind storytelling, including digital content creation and film.
In the summer of August 2018, Peyton 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, Peyton was a producer for the on-campus multimedia agency Allen Hall Media, Vice President of the Women and Film Organization, and alternated from being producer, writer, director, and/or director of photography for the student-run broadcast program Duck TV.
Since her start with Duck TV in 2018, she has produced two highly-acclaimed and award-winning series amongst students and faculty, “Standards” and “PotterGirl,” which both premiered on Eugene public access and were also screened to over 150 students biweekly.
Her innate creativity, planning skills, and professional attitude caught the eye of the marketing team at the Children’s Miracle Network. She started managing the foundation’s social media presence as a marketing and multimedia intern. One of her biggest projects included working with the Marketing and Promotions Department of University of Oregon Athletics 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 in the INFINITI Coaches’ Charity Challenge, a march madness-inspired competition. She helped win $7,500 for CMN from the competition. In addition, Peyton’s participation in the on-campus Dance Marathon’s event coordination team as head of marketing and content creation helped set a new record for the annual event, raising over $50,000, an increase of 118.6 percent from the previous year.
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. 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 journalism heroes, the great Jane Pauley. This internship proved to be a very worthwhile experience, only solidifying her desire to break into the storytelling industry.
After graduating from University of Oregon, Peyton started as a set production assistant and script development intern. Her love for production plus her interest in sports eventually manifested into a new career of virtual advertising in live sports broadcasting by operating on-air graphics system playout experience in the 2021 World Series, 2021/2022 MLB All-Star Games, MLB Friday Night Baseball, NFL (LA Rams and Miami Dolphins), MLS (Timbers, LA Galaxy, and LAFC), NHL (LA Kings), NBA (Lakers, Suns, and Jazz), 2023 NBA Lakers Playoffs, NCAA Men’s Basketball, CIFSS Football, and NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, at Fox Sports, Apple TV+, Spectrum SportsNet, TSN, ESPN, NBC, Amazon Prime Video, Bally Sports, and others.
In addition to her work in sports broadcasting, Peyton began freelance writing by crafting compelling stories, pitching blog content ideas, proofreading, and copy-editing content and marketing materials for beauty, fashion, lifestyle, and event planning brands. Her writing services also include script consulting by evaluating and proofreading scripts, with the addition of writing pages of detailed notes with story suggestions.