Paul Murphy: Film God

Last weekend The Limerick Film Festival was held in that fair city. The short film ‘The Weather Report’ that my brother Paul directed and that I edited screened at the festival and was nominated for 3 awards in the festival’s showpiece short film awards night. I couldn’t make it down on the night but my brothers trip to the city was well worth it. The film picked up 2 awards, best camera for the DP on the project Ivan Marcos and best director for Paul himself. I’m delighted for Paul, this was his first drama project and to see him and it get some recognition so early in its festival life is really something great. Here’s hoping the award and screening are the first of many for the film on its adventures around the world.

There is a full list of winners here

Here are some pictures of the awards night

dp Ivan Marcus Picks up his award

Paul Murphy takes his places among the Film Gods
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Paul and Ivan at the show

Photos by Caleb Purcell for 2014. All Rights Reserved.

The Weather Report nominated for 3 awards at LFF14

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Last year I edited my brothers short film ‘The Weather Report’. The film has its world premiere this coming saturday as part of the Belfast Film Festival. As well as that exciting prospect, the film was also recently accepted into the fifth annual Limerick Film Festival.
This year the festival, run by editor Simon Maguire, has expanded out from its LIT origins and into the city as part of Limericks City of Culture status. The festival has several strings to its bow, Professional equipment and industry workshops, Film screenings, Guest speaker talks and Keynote speeches as well as an infamous Short Film Awards Night.
Last week they announced the nominations for the short film awards. I’m delighted that ‘The Weather Report’ was nominated in 3 categories; Best Director; Best Camera;Best Overall. It would be great for everyone involved in the film if it were to pick up an award but especially for my brother Paul who directed the film.

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Full nominations below




Official Selection Camera

Official Selection LIGHTING

Official Selection SOUND

Official Selection EDITING

Official Selection ACTING

Official Selection SCRIPT - STORY

Official Selection DIRECTOR

Official Selection FACTUAL

Official Selection ARTISTIC


Official Selection DRAMA

Official Selection INTERNATIONAL