DUSTIN CURTIS MURPHY

CURRENT PROJECTS

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Nora

winner of 18 awards including best short film

It's Nora's 70th birthday. Once a thriving philanthropist, she's not the same woman she used to be. Can her bickering family settle their petty differences and throw a celebration befitting the woman of the hour, or due to her declining health will her family send her to a private nursing home?

This disruptive fictional documentary was premiered at the Waterloo BFI IMAX in London at TEDxNHS to commemorate the 70th birthday of the NHS.

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Bottomless

WINNER - BEST COMEDY SHORT, CFIFF - JUNE 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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Running From Reality

CURRENTLY CROWDFUNDING

A bride-to-be and a mother-to-be, who are former bandmates, escape their midlife crises as they reunite on a spontaneous adventure, and face the music of their hidden secrets and personal lies.

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Blake Byers Brought A Cigarette To Gun Fight

CROWDFUNDING FOR COMPLETION FUNDS

This documentary tells the true story of artist Blake Byers' experience being profiled and beaten by a police officer. His crime? Smoking a cigarette. Join us as we follow Blake Byers' 3-year journey through a broken legal system as he tries to defend his innocence. While we focus on the intimate details of Blake's story, we also interview expert witnesses and police whistleblowers to gain an understanding of the bigger picture, and how police violence has become a widespread American crisis in an age of increased law enforcement militarization.

 

IN POST-PRODUCTION

Mama, There’s a Monster In My Bed

HORROR/FANTASY SHORT FILM

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)

CAST: Rose Muirhead, Holly De Jong, Will Hearle, Sam Patrick, Angela Peters, Ines Wittering, and Alasdair Melrose

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Dutch London Pictures

 

IN DEVELOPMENT

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