Who We Are

Our Story

SpotOn Productions is an award winning video production and photography company based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Founded in 1998, as Murray Multimedia Resources, we have a rich history of providing creative development, video production, photography, and post-production services. Referral and repeat business is a large part of our customer base. Our clients include large corporations, agencies, small businesses, nonprofits, education, government, and more. We produce creative, engaging videos and brand films, SpotOn with your communication goals.

We work with decision makers who want to partner with creative problem solvers they trust. Our process… strategic yet simple… begins with a conversation. We ask questions. We listen. We uncover what’s exclusive and exceptional about your organization, product or service. We’ll generate a new creative concept or help you bring an existing idea to life in a way that effectively communicates with your target audience. We are storytellers at heart; we’re also writers, video producers, filmmakers, and editors by trade; and marketers, project managers, and communicators in practice.

Our Team

MICHAEL MURRAY

Founder / Owner

IAN MURRAY

PRESIDENT

KERRY MURRAY

VP OF SALES & CLIENT SERVICES

MELISSA BERTRAM

PRODUCER

SILAS TIBBS

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY / EDITOR

A.J. RICKERT-EPSTEIN

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Award Winning Videography

Telly Awards

SpotOn Productions (formerly Murray Multimedia Resources) consistently wins nationally recognized awards, year after year, for its clients. The Telly Award is one of the most prestigious awards in our industry and we have received 44 of them in the last 16 years. Prior to 2018, silver was the top award given, followed by bronze. Starting in 2018 the Telly Awards added a new gold Telly as the very top award, followed by silver and then bronze. 

2022 Gold Telly – “Nature Delivered” for MetroParks of Butler County – Branded Promotional Content Award

2022 Silver Telly – “A Day In The Life of a CTM” for Medpace – Cinematography Award

2022 Bronze Telly – “A Day In The Life of a CTM” for Medpace – Recruitment Award

2022 Bronze Telly – “Intro to Frame.io” for SpotOn Productions – Education & Training Award

2022 Bronze Telly – “How A Video Green Screen Works” for SpotOn Productions – Education & Training Award

2021 Bronze Telly – Family Promise of Northern Kentucky “Family Promise of NKY” – Non-Broadcast – Videography/Cinematography
2021 Silver Telly – Family Promise of Northern Kentucky “Family Promise of NKY” – Branded Content General – Social Impact
2021 Silver Telly – Computer Aided Technology “Ford – Michigan Central Station” – Non-Broadcast General – Public Relations
2021 Silver Telly – Talbert House “Fatherhood Project Celebration Teaser” – Branded Content General – Not-for-profit

2021 Silver Telly – The Melting Pot “Happy Hour” – Social Video General – Food & Beverage
2020 Silver Telly – Aquatic & Garden Décor “General/Fountains/Planters” – TV Campaign
2020 Silver Telly – Family Promise of Butler County “My Family Story” – Social Impact
2020 Silver Telly – Middletown City Schools “Middle Rising” – Educational
2020 Silver Telly – Ulliman Schutte “Find Your Next Adventure” – Cinematography
2020 Silver Telly – Ulliman Schutte “Find Your Next Adventure” – Recruitment
2020 Bronze Telly – Rhinestahl “Advanced Manufacturing Group” – Cinematography
2020 Bronze Telly – Rhinestahl “Advanced Manufacturing Group” – Corporate Image
2019 Bronze Telly – Kilee B. “Kilee’s Story” – Cause Marketing
2019 Bronze Telly – Lakota Local Schools “Somos Lakota” – Education
2019 Bronze Telly – Elite Biomedical “Why Elite?” – Cinematography
2018 Silver Telly – SSRG “Tough Jobs Done Well” – Corporate Image
2018 Silver Telly – HGC “We Are HGC” – Corporate Image
2018 Silver Telly – SAS Automation “Provimi” – Corporate Image
2018 Bronze Telly – CareNet “When I Was 14” – Not-for-profit
2018 Bronze Telly – Constantia Flexibles “Craft Beer Labeling” – Food/Beverage
2018 Bronze Telly – Easterseals “Otis” – Charitable
2018 Bronze Telly – Rhinestahl “Fogger” – Video/Cinematography
2017 Silver Winner – West Chester • Liberty Chamber Alliance “I-75 Corridor:  Cincinnati-Dayton Metroplex 2016”
2017 Bronze Winner – Schaefer Inc.
2016 Bronze Winner – Butler Tech “Passion”
2016 Bronze Winner – Kokosing Industrial
2015 Bronze Winner – Winegardner & Hammons “Clearwater Beach Marriott Resort”
2015 Bronze Winner – GRK Manufacturing “Expand-A-Table”
2014 Bronze Winner – Butler Tech “Bioscience Campus”
2012 Bronze Winner – Brian Hock Design “Simple Hydration”
2011 Bronze Winner – City Gospel Mission “Whiz Kids”
2011 Silver Winner – Voice of America Museum “America’s Voice”
2010 Bronze Winner – Ron Esposito “Open Heart”
2010 Bronze Winner – Great Oaks “21st Century News”
2009 Bronze Winner – Butler County United Way “Live United”
2008 Bronze Winner – Jeffery Thomas Hayden Foundation
2007 Bronze Winner – Butler County United Way “Needs”
2007 Silver Winner – Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty “Endowment”
2006 Silver Winner – Butler Tech Online “Your Future”4

Other Awards

17th Annual National Mature Media Awards  |  Silver Award  |  Otterbein Homes “Little Things Mean A Lot”
ACCE 2015 Awards for Communication Excellence  |  Award of Excellence  |  West Chester • Liberty Chamber Alliance “I-75 Growth Corridor”

Join Our Team

We are always looking for great freelancers to work with on projects. If you’re a DP, Cinematographer, Producer, Scriptwriter, Grip, or PA, we’d love to talk to you! Please send your resume and relevant portfolio to jobs@spoton.productions

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Michael Murray

Founder/Owner

Strengths:

  • Creative eye. Visual thinker. Detail Oriented. Passionate.
  • Loves what he does which makes him fun to work with.

Michael (Mike) Murray started his career as director at a CBS affiliate, moving to Youn and Rubicam Advertising where he spent 15 years as a producer/director or TV commercials, video, and music for Y&R clients across the country. He left the agency to head the multimedia division of AT&T and then NCR in Dayton. As Vice President of NCR’s multimedia division, Mike concentrated on business-to-business communications; leading a staff of multimedia professionals while continuing to produce and direct for NCR’s clients around the world.

Mike founded Murray Multimedia Resources, LLC, now doing business as SpotOn Productions, in 1998. As an entrepreneur, he was excited about working more directly with clients on their business-to-business communications. Mike’s corporate photography work added to his love of directing and producing visual solutions for his clients.

Ian Murray

President

Strengths:

  • Personable. Effective communicator. Problem solver. Visionary.
  • Focuses on producing the best work possible and has fun doing it.

Ian Murray leads SpotOn Productions in our vision to be the preferred creative production resource for business organizations in the greater Cincinnati/Dayton market.

Ian grew up in the video business; his first paid gig was working for a community television station while in high school. After pursuing a Tel-Com degree at Indiana University, he received a BA in business from the University of Phoenix. He joined MMR in 2004, producing, shooting, and editing; helping businesses connect with their customers and employees. He has been involved in many Telly Award winning projects including the Bronze Telly won as Producer for the Jeffery Thomas Hayden Foundation video.

Ian’s skills and talents help him to relate to and communicate with people, attracting talent to our team and clients to our roster… vital to creating engaging productions that are spot on with the client’s communication goals.

Kerry Murray

VP of Sales & Client Services

Strengths:

  • Relationship builder. Effective listener. Creative
  • Produces communication that is spot on with the client’s goals..

Kerry joined SpotOn Productions as an account executive, writer, and producer in 2008. Kerry has her BA in Advertising from Drake University and started her career at advertising agency Young & Rubicam. While at Y & R, Kerry met her husband Mike on a TV set when producing a spot she had written… Mike was the director.

In addition to writing and producing, Kerry’s experience includes broadcast sales and management, management consulting, public relations and leadership development. She is a member of the West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance, the Goering Center and Cincinnati Aid Club.

Melissa Bertram

PRODUCER

Melissa Bertram is a Producer at SpotOn Productions and has years of agency and client service experience. She has worked on national clients such as Sara Lee Deli, Subway, Roto Rooter, The Honey Baked Ham Company, Experts on Sight, and local penthouse living Domain de la Rive. Melissa uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed. She’s inspired to do her best by her husband and their three children. Melissa likes to watch her daughters play volleyball, attend baseball games, hang out with friends, and read in her free time.

SILAS TIBBS

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY / EDITOR

With over 13 years working in multi media, Silas brings a wealth of knowledge from production to post production. He has competency and skills in editing, writing, cinematography, photography, colorgrading, film & stage direction. He’s been heavily involved in technical set up and production of large scale international shoots, the production of daily live television broadcasts, large and small scale stage plays. Silas is motivated and dedicated to bring creativity and excellence to all media content and to contribute his skill-sets and experience to any creative team he’s a part of.

A.J. RICKERT-EPSTEIN

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Anthony J. Rickert-Epstein (A.J.) was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and has been making films and videos since he was eight years old. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, graduating at age twenty with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Film Studies. He often returns to his alma mater to teach and mentor students. During his time attending class at Miami, A.J. created the first active filmmaking organization called the Miami Association of Filmmakers and Independent Actors (M.A.F.I.A.). It is a still-flourishing group committed to the ins and outs of filmmaking and staying up to date with the latest technology.

A.J. also attended NYU Tisch School of the Arts in Manhattan in 2003, where he learned to work with traditional film stock, shooting five short films and editing them using razor blades and tape on a Steenbeck editing table. He has subsequently been the main editor for several feature films, some of which have been uncredited. Today, A.J. is a IATSE 600 cinematographer as well as a seasoned director, visual effects supervisor and editor. His work can be seen in numerous feature-length films, television shows, music videos, commercials, industrial and corporate content, and various social media content. Most recently lensed and vfx supervised the smash hit biopic “Salt-N-Pepa”, (directed by Mario Van Peebles) in addition to lensing, vfx supervising, and editing the period piece “Songs of Solomon”, which was the official 2020 Academy Awards submission by the country of Armenia for best international feature film, best cinematography and best editing.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his three children and his wife (Cincinnati photographer Christina Napier), learning new things, and a variety of outdoor activities.