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Ryan Murdock

Booth Producer/Director

Ryan is an independent filmmaker and the creative director of his company, Saving Daylight Productions, which creates documentary media for clients and develops original editorial projects. His recent work has been featured on the BBC, The New York Times, MSNBC, The Huffington Post, and Gawker, among others. BRONX OBAMA is Ryan’s first feature length documentary. He adapted his story for an episode of This American Life and as a short for the New York Times.

Ryan has been working in documentary media for over 10 years. Before starting Saving Daylight, he worked at the PBS science series NOVA, where he produced Musical Minds, a documentary about the effects of music on the brain featuring Dr. Oliver Sacks that the New York Times called “revealing.”He also recorded over 300 audio interviews for StoryCorps, the NPR oral history project, and launched their podcast in 2007. His work has screened at the IFC Center, DOCNYC, the Imagine Science Film Festival and numerous live performances. Murdock’s thesis film, a claymation short called Power Surge, won Best Animation at the 2004 Flicker Film Festival. He holds a B.S. in Radio/TV/Film from Northwestern University and is a graduate of the New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Entrepreneurship Program. He is also a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective. The New York Times said Murdock “defies categorization,” which he considers a compliment.

TEASER TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phudwr6NsKU