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Dominic Murphy


Dominic Murphy

Dominic is an award-winning director who has worked with the likes of Brad Pitt, Tom Hardy, Carrie Fisher and many more. He trained in method acting with Jack Waltzer, who devised his system with Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg, Sandford Meisner and others at the Actors Studio in New York. This has given him a unique insight and approach to the craft.

Awards and accolades Dominic has received for his work include two Gold Lions at Cannes and a coveted D&AD pencil. He was also included in Campaign magazine’s ‘Top Ten Hottest Directors in the World’. He has worked on campaigns for major clients including VW, Adidas, Virgin, Sony, Peugeot, Vodafone, Land Rover, Chrysler, and many others won multiple awards worldwide, including the Andy’s Grand Prix.

Dominic’s feature debut White Lightnin’ premiered at Sundance 2009 and was selected for Berlin, Edinburgh and many other festivals that year. Edinburgh IFF called it ‘jaw-dropping, a true original’, The Guardian called it ‘demented genius’. It appeared in Mark Kermode’s Top Ten films of 2009, scored 86% on Rotten Tomatoes and won multiple awards including Best Film and Best Actor at Mumbai IFF (jury headed by Paul Schrader), as well as the Hitchcock D’Or for Best Film at Dinard 2009. The film also garnering a BIFA nomination for Best Actor for the lead actor.

Over the past 10 years, Dominic has trained in various meditation and mindfulness practices. He has supported meditation groups and retreats, as well as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses.

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