Anchor Bay Picks Up Doc 'Murph: The Protector'

The film chronicles the life of fallen Navy SEAL Lieutenant Michael Murphy.

Anchor Bay Films has acquired all rights to Mactavish Pictures’ documentary Murph: The Protector.

Written and directed by Scott Mactavish, Murph: The Protector chronicles the life of fallen Navy SEAL Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy.

Murphy was killed in 2005 after he and his men were surrounded by Taliban forces in Afghanistan. He was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2007.

“We are thrilled to add Murph: The Protector to our diverse slate of films,” said Anchor Bay Entertainment president Bill Clark in a statement. “Audiences across the country will connect with this wonderful story about a true American hero.”

Mactavish, who founded Mactavish Pictures in New York City in 1998, has written, produced and directed several documentaries, including Summer Running: The Race to Cure Breast Cancer and God and Country: Untold Stories of the American Military. 

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