Robin Murphy grew up around filmmaking in the 60's and 70's when her father started making films when she was five years old. As a grown up, she’s worked in the New Zealand film and television industry for 40 years. During this time she’s crewed in art department, assistant directing and as location manager on numerous feature films and TV dramas, ranging from the 1981 classic film Goodbye Pork Pie, and including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, TV series Outrageous Fortune and Power Rangers, and to go full circle in 2016 she location managed Pork Pie, the remake of the 1981 classic!
Since 2000, Robin has juggled her freelance work with producing short films, and developing feature film scripts. She’s produced eight short films, including Run, which was awarded a special jury mention at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007. In 2017 she released Season Two of the popular web series Pot Luck with writer/director Ness Simons, and her latest short film, Welby Ings’ award winnig Sparrow, has appeared in over 50 international film festivals and is still doing the rounds on the international film festival circuit.
She recently teamed up with her director brother, Paul Murphy, and producer Sadie Wilson, to produce the comedy/gangster caper Lowdown Dirty Criminals. In production March/April 2019, with a planned release in early 2020.
Robin has also teamed up with writer/director/producer Ness Simons to form the production company Fired Up Productions to develop and produce female focussed and diversity driven stories for a broad audience.
Robin is still active as a freelance location manager and occasional 1st asst director - see the Production Services page for more information and a full CV.