Oliver Murray, 36, was raised on a sheep farm in England, studied Fine Art at The Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, and Film & Animation at The Pratt Institute in New York City.
In 2011 he started his career as a music video director, creating videos for artists including THE HORRORS, NOEL GALLAGHER and THE VACCINES. He is also a commercials director and has created advertising campaigns for MICROSOFT, SONY, RED BULL, CHANNEL 4 and VICE.
His debut feature length documentary THE QUIET ONE, about the life and career of Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, was bought by Sundance Selects in 2019 and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival before receiving a world-wide theatrical release. His second feature, RONNIE’S, a look at the legacy of Ronnie Scott
and his world-famous Jazz Club was long listed for a BAFTA in 2020 and theatrically released in the US and UK before appearing on BBC4.
Oliver has now become one of the UK’s most sought-after archive filmmakers. He has just finished writing and directing his first television miniseries for Quincy Jones and BMG that will bring the UNESCO heritage archives of the Montreux Jazz Festival to the screen this Autumn, including unseen performances and interviews with Miles Davis, Santana, Roberta Flack, Giberto Gil, Etta James, Van Morrison and he is currently continuing his relationship with The Rolling Stones by directing on a project for the BBC celebrating the band’s 60th anniversary.
This summer Oliver will start work on a feature film that takes a look at the legacy of legendary photographer Terry O’Neill.