Windrider Original Content

Windrider Original Content

Windrider Productions creates original content, including award-winning short and feature documentaries appearing in film festivals, broadcast and digital platforms.
In partnership and collaboration with nonprofits and community impact organizations, Windrider Productions brings the best of visual storytelling to organizations making a difference. Having produced over 200 short films with organizations such as MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, Family Theater Productions, International Arts Movement, and others, Windrider Productions is a high-caliber, turn-key production company.

Windrider Original Content
  • Windrider

    The Windrider Institute creates, curates and responds to film and visual media, sparking thoughtful conversation around the most significant topics in our culture.

  • The Wonder of Film

    Bishop Claude Alexander of Park Church and David Kinnaman of the Barna Group discuss why film can be the starting point for transformation.

  • Windrider Summit Q&A: Destin Daniel Cretton

    Windrider Conversations presented by MJ Murdock Charitable Trust.

    Craig Detweiler, Co-founder of the Windrider Summit, sits down with Destin Daniel Cretton at the 2023 Summit. Cretton is the director of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Just Mercy and Short Term 12, and a 2023 Sundance ...

  • Kintsugi
    Movie + 3 extras


    Movie + 3 extras

    Kintsugi is a 16th century process of mending broken shards of pottery. Visual artist Mako Fujimura and Kintsugi Maker Kunio Nakamura, invite us to imagine how this ancient artform might help us find healing in the midst of trauma and come to a deeper understanding of the redemptive character of ...

  • Identity: The Andrew Nemr Story

    Movie + 5 extras

    In this film, Andrew Nemr, one of the world’s most diverse tap dance artists, explains how the labels we embrace and the ones we discard ultimately help us to find our true identity.

  • A Death Worth Living For


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  • Native Ball: Legacy of a Trailblazer

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    Native Ball is an emotional and inspiring portrait of an Indigenous woman whose success on and off the basketball court earned her the title of "warrior" from her chief, Earl Old Pe...

  • Ground Zero
    Movie + 2 extras

    Ground Zero

    Movie + 2 extras

    We live in a fallen world in which every good, true and beautiful reality is quickly idolized to something selfish, greedy and destructive. Christ came to redeem this path to self-destruction by taking on all of our “pride of the flesh” on the Cross. Christ is the God of Ground Zero. “Ground Zero...

  • Abstraction: The Dianne Collard Story

    Movie + 1 extra

    A story of grief and the way God uses abstraction to bring healing, grace and peace.

  • The Jack Murdock Story

    Learn about the life and legacy of Jack Murdock, founder of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. A young man from Portland who grew a single electronics repair shop into a Fortune 500 company, Jack revolutionized the technology sector and created a legacy that continues to send ripples of service t...

  • 2021 Windrider Summit

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    In 2021, the Windrider Forum and Sundance Film Festival went virtual. Windrider had an unprecedented opportunity to shape a cultural conversation around the most important issues of our day. As a Sundance Partner, Windrider acted as a vibrant hub and curated a customized slate of Sundance films a...

  • 2022 Windrider Summit

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    In 2022, the Windrider Summit & The Sundance Film Festival went fully virtual, yet again. Windrider worked hard and provided a highly interactive virtual experience, full of meaningful films and conversations. With Sundance’s quick shift to a completely virtual festival, Windrider was thrilled to...

  • Innovation in the Pacific Northwest – 2023 Murdock Trust Annual Video Project

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  • Why the Arts? – 2022 Murdock Trust Annual Video Project

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    The Murdock Trust 2022 Annual Video Project explored the question, “Why the Arts?” The arts support educational and youth development, preserve diverse cultures, help drive economic prosperity across communities, and do so much more. This is why Murdock Trust's benefactor, Jack Murdock, believed ...

  • Serving on the Front Lines of the Pandemic – 2021 Murdock Trust Video Project

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    In 2020, so many organizations were forced to dramatically pivot their work to address the rapidly developing needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic as well as to adjust their own work practices to keep employees, volunteers and those they serve safe. To honor this historic effort, the MJ Mur...

  • Lynwood W. Swanson Award

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    Awarded by the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, these awards honor the longtime work of Dr. Lynwood Swanson, who retired after serving as a Trustee at the Murdock Trust for 30 years. Dr. Swanson began his career as a professor at Linfield College, before moving his research to Oregon Graduate Institu...

  • 2024 Windrider Summit

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