Raised in Hong Kong, Singapore, Africa and Australia, Shannon Murphy is an award-winning theatre director and deviser. In 2007 she attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and has since been named the most influential graduate of the decade by Sydney Magazine. At a young age, Shannon has already established herself as one of Australia's leading directors. Her work reflects her willingness to lay down the blueprint of new territories rather than simply follow what is already established.
Shannon has directed Australian productions for the Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir St Theatre, Griffin Theatre Company, The Darlinghurst Theatre, The Ensemble, The Seymour Centre and The Old Fitzroy Theatre. Internationally she directed The One-Eyed Man is King for the Schaubühne in Berlin. Her immersive interpretation of Gluck's chamber opera Orfeo ed Euridice, staged at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, headlined the 2016 Spectrum Now Festival. Shannon won a Sydney Theatre Award for the Australian premiere of My Name Is Rachel Corrie. She is a recipient of the Mike Walsh Fellowship and the Instyle and Audi Women of Style Scholarship.
Shannon graduated from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in 2013 with a graduate Diploma in Directing. Her graduating short film, Kharisma, has screened at festivals including Cannes, Toronto International Film Festival, Palm Springs, Flickerfest, and Berlin Interfilm and was nominated for an AACTA award in the Social Shorts Comedy category.
Her latest short film, Eaglehawk, was selected for the Dendy Awards at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival and for the Melbourne International Film Festival 2016. Most recently Shannon has directed smash hit Australian series Rake, Love Child, Offspring and Sisters. Shannon has been nominated for an Australian Director’s Guild Award for her role as the sole director of the Lingo/SBS 4 part mini series On The Ropes. While the series has been nominated for a Logie Award for Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie.
Her debut feature film Babyteeth, starring Essie Davis and Ben Mendelsohn, produced by Alex White and Executive Produced by Jan Chapman is set to debut in competition at the Venice Film Festival in August.
Shannon is able to work in America, Hong Kong and the UK due to her dual nationalities.
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