Who We Are
Randy Murray Productions, powerful storytelling for positive change. Award-winning, highly skilled and genuinely nice people, we create socially responsible content for screens of all types. We are fearless artists, producers, directors, writers, explorers, passionate livers of life - storytellers - who try to be good humans. We study humanity and technology, explore the beautiful, challenge the horrid, celebrate logic and employ ethics - all to be the best at what we do and tell great stories.
Strategic objectives guide our creative process and lead us to story based solutions that are focused on a predetermined viewer response. At every juncture we make decisions based on what’s right for the project and we work creatively, transparently, collaboratively and efficiently. Whether tackling tough issues in documentaries or TV shows, leading viewers to feel the power of need in a community, maybe even cry, or creating laughter to help sell a product that can increase efficiency and quality of life – we approach the job of ‘telling a story’ the same way.
RMP is fortunate to work with amazing talent, of all types. With a small full-time staff and a big roster of freelance artists – we keep overhead low and quality high. We are a small shop with a big reach.
Partner + Director
One of the nicest and most passionate men you will ever meet, whose life stories will blow you away and put you on the floor in laughter or cause pause and make you reflect. Ever the creative, Randy has a knack at getting to the core of issues and presenting them in a way that makes viewers get it, feel it and act upon it. As the grand poobah of this whole operation, Randy oversees every creative decision and weighs in while creating an open atmosphere of creative pursuit. “What’s best for the project” guides him in all aspects of life. He recently won the Filmmaker of the Year Award at the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival! A father and active member of his community, Randy is the real deal.
Partner + Director of Operations
Theresa may be one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. Seriously. Talk to her and you will end up with a smile. With a background in accounting and legal services, a solid understanding of business operations and the entertainment industry she keeps the balance sheet in the black and ensures that clients and vendors experience fantastic service. As the Operations Director, Theresa not only keeps the balance sheet in check but also maintains balance in the office as well. She handles actualizing, accounts payable/receivable, staffing and ensures all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed. Plus, she is a great copy editor that we all like to lean on. For fun, Theresa loves to entertain, hike, does really cool craft projects and will try anything that her kids are into-like restoring a Vespa.
Andrew James Benson
Senior Creative Producer + Director
Andrew life is like a treasured piece of fine art, each brush stroke designed to evoke thought and beauty. With a degree in art and philosophy at Arizona State University, Andrew is a natural objective-based storyteller. As an artistic and creative force with a strong moral compass, Andrew brings vision and voice to the mission of RMP. Working his way up through the production departments he earned his chops one rung at a time. Andrew is an accomplished director and creative storyteller with a unique style and look. He understands that to really tell a story, your story must be real. Andrew has enjoyed traveling the world, from the Middle East to South America studying art, culture and human nature. Andrew is also one of the most loyal people you’ll ever meet and we are fortunate he as called RMP home nine plus years.
Head of Production
Andy has worked in the industry for nearly 18 years, splitting his time between his right brain – line producing, production management – and his left brain – directing and writing. His role here as Head of Production means he’s tapped into every job coming through our doors, working with each production team to ensure the job is done right. A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s film program where he received a double degree in Film Production and Business-Marketing, Andy is a family man, co-hosts a weekly movie podcast, does the occasional voiceover, teaches screenwriting, and collects film scores. He’s excited about the many projects going on here, particularly the TV shows in various stages of development.
Ellen is a Virgo. If you don’t know about Virgos, she is incredibly detail oriented and focused. Juggling is part of her job and she does it splendidly. Ellen has a degree in Broadcasting from Arizona State and is a pretty wicked soccer player.
Justin Trevor Winters
Director of Development
Justin Trevor Winters began his career working in the Literary Department at Innovative Artists Talent and Literary Agency where he worked in collaboration with established directors, screenwriters, and authors as well as read scripts, wrote coverage, and recommended potential clients. He later joined Creative Artists agency, and after assisting in launching numerous projects, began focusing on his own screenwriting career. His latest film, Killing Winston Jones, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Danny Glover, Danny Masterson, and Jon Heder, is set to be released later this year. He is also in different stages of development on several other film and TV projects, including a half-hour single-camera comedy he wrote, created, and produced for Comedy Central. He's been an instructor at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, lectured at UC Santa Barbara for which he is an alum, and contributed to CreativeScreenwriting.com, ScreenCraft.org and FilmCourage.com, websites dedicated to encouraging young writers and filmmakers to study and pursue their goals and aspirations. He's also an assistant lecturer at the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Arizona State University where he teaches several courses, including Writing for Television Part I and Part II and Story Analysis. He most recently joined RMP and will be heading the development department.
We work with some very talented Directors. One of them will be the perfect fit for your project - check out the demos and head over to our Vimeo page for more samples.
Randy and Theresa Murray, formed Randy Murray Productions in 1991 as a small creative boutique that told stories with film and video for broadcast and business. The company quickly grew into a source of creative content and a reliable resource for productions coming to Arizona. In 1995 Randy Murray Productions created its own post-production company, Postal. In 2002 Randy Murray Productions joined Ken Easley Photography to purchase the historic KPHO television studio in downtown Phoenix and renovated it into First Studio, a production center housing a number of entertainment-based companies. Randy and Theresa soon brought on their first full-time employees, Ellen and Andrew (who coincidently share the same birthdate). In 2007, we established our LA office. In 2009, Andy joined the team. Today, we work with a beautiful bounty of freelancers and are growing rapidly. Please take a look at our original website for a little more of our history!