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Josh 'Bones' Murphy

Josh is a director and producer of film, commercials and branded entertainment. He was co-producer and second unit director of the feature film adaptation of David James Dunkin’s classic novel THE RIVER WHY 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 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, inspirational feature documentary THE PUSH about the first spinal cord injured athlete to push himself to the South Pole and was a contributor to Alex Gibney’s film THE INVENTOR: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley about Elizabeth Holmes and the failure of biotech giant Theranos. Most recently he directed, produced, and co-wrote the feature documentary film ARTIFISHAL that 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 recently won the San Francisco Green Film Festival, the American Conservation Film Festival, the Banff Film Festival, the InScience Film Festival in the Netherlands, the International Outdoor Documentary Festival of China, the Special Jury Award from the Jackson Wild Film Festival, the Jury Award at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival and the Golden Gate Award at the International Oceans Film Festival. It had over 2000 local screenings worldwide before being released on Amazon Prime, iTunes, and YouTube where it earned over 2 million views in the first month.

He is currently in development on a variety of narrative and documentary films including a feature doc on plastics that he is directing with Oscar winner Louie Psihoyos who made THE COVE, RACING EXTINCTION, and recently the most viewed documentary ever on Netflix, THE GAME CHANGERS.
Prior to film Josh 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.

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