DUSTIN CURTIS MURPHY

CURRENT PROJECTS

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Nora

PREMIEred at The British film institute AT TEDxNHS

It's Nora's 70th birthday. She's not the same woman she used to be. In her hayday she was a pillar of the community. Her mission in life was to serve others. "I'm in the business of helping people. Not in the business of getting rich." But now that she's getting a bit old, a bit frail, it's Nora that's in need of help.

Can her bickering family settle their petty differences and throw a celebration befitting the woman of the hour or will she be sent to private home?

This disruptive fictional documentary commemorates the 70th birthday of the NHS by personifying the NHS in the character of Nora.

 
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BOTTOMLESS

Short comedy - PREMIERING IN 2019

Emotionally disenfranchised man-child, Jackson, drunkenly reflects on modern existence, while being dragged to a bottomless mimosa brunch by his successful vlogger girlfriend, Peyton.

BOTTOMLESS is produced in associate with Happy Hour Sketch Comedy’s Short Film Factory.

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Blake Byers Brought A Cigarette To Gun Fight

Documentary - PREMIERING IN 2019

When Blake Byers walked into a convenient store in Glendale, CA to buy a pack of cigarettes, little did he know the price he'd pay. Upon exiting, he lit one up as a man in an unmarked car beckoned him over. Dressed in civilian clothes and with his hand resting on a rifle, the driver of the vehicle informed Blake that it was illegal to smoke. Intimidated by the man, Blake immediately put out his cigarette, but it was already too late. The man exited the car, slammed Blake to the ground. 

In a matter of seconds police were rushing to the scene. Blake called for their help, but they weren't coming to save him. Instead they were coming to help arrest him.

 

IN DEVELOPMENT

The Woman in the Wall

HORROR/FANTASY SHORT FILM

STATUS: Pre-production

LOGLINE: A ghostly figure protects a young woman from sexual predators in this #MeToo fairytale.

KEY COLLABORATORS: Alasdair Melrose (Producer), Rose Muirhead (Screenwriter), Kamil Iwanowicz (Cinematographer)

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Dutch London Pictures

The End of Life As We Know It

DRAMA SHORT FILM

STATUS: Pre-production

LOGLINE: A heated conversation between a capitalist father and his estranged climate activist teenage daughter leads to a family crisis.

KEY COLLABORATORS: William Watson (Producer/Cinematographer), Dino Shiatis (Screenwriter)

Saviour

DRAMA SHORT FILM

STATUS: Seeking Finance

THEMES: Mental health and male suicide.

KEY COLLABORATORS: Adnan Raja (Producer)

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Addy Films Limited

Samaritan

POLITICAL DRAMA SHORT FILM

STATUS: In development

LOGLINE: A muslim immigrant doctor, living in the forest off the grid, stumbles upon the body of native Englishman who voted to have him deported.

KEY COLLABORATORS: Adnan Raja (Producer)

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Addy Films Limited

No Fault To Be Discovered

DRAMA FEATURE FILM

STATUS: In development

LOGLINE: The life and times of an undiscovered folk musician told three parts: Life, Death, and Afterlife.

KEY COLLABORATORS: Nicci Brighton (Actress)

 

For more information on how you can get involved in these projects or to request a screenplay please email me at dcmfilmmaker@gmail.com