Dr. Murray Stiller

Visiting Professor of Media and Communication Studies

Email: mstiller@redeemer.ca

Department: Media and Communication Studies


Ph.D. (2015), Media Communication, European Graduate School (Summa cum laude)
Dissertation: ‘Sound In Cinema’ (distributed by Atropos Press)
‘Audiences experience language through film sound. Listening leads to the cathartic recognition of the
world as it presents itself. Sound in cinema is the experience of being in language and art.’

M.A. (2008), Fine Arts focus, Regent College
Dissertation: ‘Nailin’ It to the Church: Religious Satire and the Gospel According to The
Wittenburg Door’, feature documentary film (distributed by Crown Entertainment).
‘Armed with razor sharp wit, private investigator licenses, and a vow of poverty, The Wittenburg Door
magazine satirized people who took themselves too seriously in God’s name.’

B.A. (1991) History, Trinity Western University


  • Video Production I (MCS-101)
  • Video Production II (MCS-201)
  • Video Production III (MCS-301)
  • Digital Video Postproduction (MCS-225)
  • Senior Thesis (MCS-495)
  • Screenwriting (MCS-231)
  • Documentary Films and Filmmaking (MCS-326)
  • Content for the Digital Age (MCS-332)
  • Internship in Media and Communication Studies I (MCS-380)


Murray Stiller is a Vancouver/Toronto based filmmaker. He began working in the film industry as a sound mixer and boom operator before becoming an editor and sound designer on documentaries, shorts, and feature dramatic films.
A former Editing Resident of the Canadian Film Centre, Murray Stiller has directed, produced, written, edited, and sound designed films that have been shown around the world. He directed the feature dramatic satiric film ‘Debating Christ’ and documentaries ‘Nailin’ It To The Church: Religious Satire and the Gospel According to The Wittenburg Door’ and ‘Extreme Jesus.’
He has taught in the Professional Motion Picture Program at Capilano University and been a sessional professor at Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, Tyndale University College, and Trinity Western University. Murray joined Redeemer University College in September 2017.
Murray continues to travel the world making documetnary films for corporate clients and develop broadcast projects.