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Alison Murray

Alison Murray


Alison Murray is a Canadian/British screenwriter and director based between Canada and Argentina. In 2020 shooting began on Murray's new feature film Ariel, developed with The Film Farm and produced by Cepa Cine. Production was halted by the global pandemic but completed in June 2021. Murray's documentary Caprichosos de San Telmo, shot on location in Buenos Aires, premiered in the Toronto International Film Festival and continued Murray's tradition of seeking to empower people living on the fringes. Murray's documentary Carny following the secret life of fairground workers, was broadcast on the Sundance Channel, Channel 4 UK and TVOntario. It premiered in the Hot Docs Festival and won best documentary in the Brooklyn International Film Festival. Mouth to Mouth, Murray's fictional feature debut (writer/director) starred Oscar Nominee Elliot Page. The film showcases Murray's signature choreographic style, woven into a powerful narrative about a search for belonging. It premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival and went on to win Best Feature Prizes at the Brooklyn International Film Festival, Berlin's Britspotting Festival, and Festival D' Annonay, France. Train on the Brain was Murray's documentary for Channel 4 UK and TVOntario, in which she rode the rails across North America armed with digital and Super 8 cameras, giving a platform to marginalized youth. Train on the Brain screened to a huge audience at Glastonbury Festival . Murray studied theatre writing, dance and choreography before moving into film. After completing an MA in Film at the Royal College of Art, Murray directed music videos and short films.

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