Short Slot 2
Sat Feb 29, 2020 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande
Directed by Dustin Curtis Murphy
United Kingdom | 12 min | 2020
An immigrant doctor, fearing deportation and living off grid, stumbles upon the unconscious body of a racist politician whose been kidnapped and left for dead.
Dustin Curtis Murphy
Dustin Curtis Murphy is an award-winning writer/director with over two decades of experience in the film industry. Originally from Los Angeles, he now resides in London.
His background includes several microbudget short films which focus on sociopolitical issues. Currently available on Amazon Prime is NORA, a short film about healthcare which premiered at the BFI as part of a TEDTalk. It has won over 20 awards, including Best Director. His previous Best Short Drama winner, AVERY ROAD, combined the issues of women’s rights and gun violence, to focus on the polarisation of American values. BOTTOMLESS, which is currently wrapping up its festival tour, is an award winning comedy about redefining masculinity in the dystopian present. His current project: BLAKE BYERS BROUGHT A CIGARETTE TO A GUN FIGHT is a documentary which focuses on police brutality in the US.
He has written and sold several feature screenplays, and successfully crowdsourced four seasons of the web-series HAPPY HOUR SKETCH COMEDY. He is also the key organiser for Kino Short Film – a London based indie filmmakers collective of 1400 strong. Kino offers open-mic screenings, workshops & classes, networking opportunities, short film production support and sponsors The People’s Film Festival.