Josh Murphy

Josh is a director and producer whose film career began with the award-winning UNPARALLELED action-sports documentary series and now spans commercial, branded content, television, and feature film. He co-produced and was the second unit director for the feature film THE RIVER WHY (2010 Dallas AFI Film Festival) that won the Gerald Hirschfeld, ASC Best Cinematography at the 2010 Ashland Independent Film Festival. He produced the elevated genre film HERE ALONE which won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and was awarded the Empire State Filmmakers Award. He co-produced the 2018 multi-award winning feature documentary THE PUSH that follows the first spinal cord injured athlete to push himself to the South Pole. His most recent documentary film ARTIFISHAL was commissioned by Patagonia founder and owner Yvon Chouinard, and premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival where it was a finalist for the Tribeca X Prize. It won the Banff Film Festival, San Francisco Green Film Festival, the American Conservation Film Festival and the In-Scince Film Festival and was awarded a special Jury Award from Jackson Wild Film Festival. The film will be released worldwide on Amazon Prime, iTunes, and YouTube on November 5th. He is the recipient of North American Snow Sports Journalist Association’s Bill Berry Award for Modern Media, the Harold Hirsch Award for Film and Broadcast, and was a finalist for the San Francisco Film Society’s Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmakers Grant for the feature film NORTH. Prior to film, he was trained as a natural resource scientist and fisheries biologist. His childhood idol was Jacques Cousteau and through him he discovered a love for film and the environment.