DUSTIN CURTIS MURPHY
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A young man, Ezra, is blindsided on his way to work when he spots an alluring hitchhiker with dark beautiful eyes. It's love-at-first-sight, at least for him, but it's an attraction not acted upon. Now it's a nagging memory. After a life defined by safe choices, Ezra is still haunted decades later by this missed opportunity for passion. But why obsess over a stranger?
WINNER: BEST SHORT DRAMA (CFIFF 2018)
An anti-abortion activist's world is shattered by the unplanned pregnancy of his teenage daughter. Avery Idaho is plagued by polarized politics that turn neighbor against neighbor, friend against friend, and split families. Good intentions go awry when characters fail to see life through each others eyes, choosing instead to only focus on differences rather than their commonalities.
First produced as a live stage show in the Denver, CO regional theatre scene, Happy Hour Sketch Comedy: The Webseries was founded in 2010 after I moved to LA. Working with a rotating cast and crew of nearly 100, and with over 50 sketches written, produced & directed over 4 seasons, the Happy Hour years remain one of my biggest growth periods as a visual storyteller. Happy Hour was also a landmark as it marked my first successful crowdsourcing campaign.
The Dark Woody Rises
What if Christopher Nolan was fired from The Dark Knight franchise and replaced by Woody Allen? With jazz and neurosis, this mockumentary answers that very question.
Dodge the Bullet: Or Things You Didn’t Know About Your Girlfriend
Due to the high rate of divorce, the government has introduced a rigorous process for anyone considering marriage, including interviewing past lovers to air all your dirty laundry in front of your fiancé. This couple is about to learn more about each other’s past then they ever cared to know.
El Gringo Contador Del Winnebago
(THE WHITE GUY ACCOUNTANT OF THE WINNEBAGO)
In the not too distant dystopian future, the American economy has collapsed. Now, struggling white-collar workers illegally cross the border to gain under-the-table employment in Mexico.
In addition to my narrative and documentary work, I’ve created branded content for a variety of companies. Below are highlights, including footage shot with Under Armor and corporate wellness company FXWell.
While my primary focus is writing and directing, I’ve collaborated on a variety of projects with several amazing independent filmmakers. Below is a selection of films that I’ve either acted in, produced or been the director of photography on.