Annette Murphy is a filmmaker, writer and actress. She grew up in Southern California then attended Duke University where she graduated with degrees in Philosophy and Women’s Studies.
Annette began her career as an actress in such Indie films as ‘Star Maps’ ‘Chuck & Buck’ ‘Temptation’ ‘The Race’ as well as appearing on television shows and in theater. She has worked with prominent LA Playwrights at The Mark Taper Forum, Getty Center and Boston Court Theater.
Having learned filmmaking from her experience as an actress, Annette began writing screenplays. Her first feature script ‘Mercy’ won Step Up Women’s Network’s Screenplay Competition sponsored by Zide/Perry and Sandra Bullock’s company, Fortis Films. Her second screenplay ‘Liberty’ is a coming-of-age story about a young girl obsessed with pro wrestling. Annette’s initial short scripts, ‘Club Familia de Michigan’ and ‘Crack.Open.Jude’ secured her spots as finalists in Fade-In Online Script Competition.
Annette recently started a production company, 820 am pictures, which produced the award-winning feature film ‘Perfection’ and is currently producing and directing the film ‘Bark’. 820 am pictures has a slate of films in various stages of production, including SuperChicas, the debut feature film of award-winning theater director Juliette Carrillo. Annette lives in Southern California with the loves of her life and she is thrilled to be a mentor to young women, a mentee of amazing women and a lover of all life and all beings. xo, Annette Follow on Twitter.