John Lyons Murphy, or as I like to call him, “me”, is a writer-director-producer-and-sometimes-editor. I’ve been fortunate enough to be involved in some really great projects, and I’m looking forward to more. You can find me on imdb, or here, but you already knew that. Oh, and Twitter. But I warn you, it tends to get vulgar.
I’m a graduate of New York University with my Bachelor’s degree in film and television. I lived in upstate New York until I was thirteen, when I moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, where I went to and graduated from Sanderson High School.
My first gig in the entertainment business was as an intern in prolific producer Scott Rudin’s office in New York. I was moved up to a publicity associate and worked online to get folks to come see Shaft (2000) in the early days of social media (ie chat rooms). I moved out to Los Angeles shortly after and have lived here since (mostly… some extensive time in Chicago, Charlotte, and Milwaukee on and off for various work engagements).
I’ve been heavily involved in independent film financing for years, even at one point got my Series 7 broker’s license so as to better understand and navigate the financial side of the business. I’ve also been heavily involved in social media marketing and storytelling. And, of course, I’m heavily involved in watching TV and films, attempting not to eat too much popcorn, and getting turned down by attractive women the world over.
Should you have any questions about me, about film finance, about the projects I’ve been involved with, about the things I like to eat or watch, or even on striking out with the ladies, please feel free to hit me up. I’m heavily involved with chatting, too.
Thanks for coming.