About Murray Fahey

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Film maker - Director - Screenwriter - Producer - Actor

Murray began his career in film as an actor performing in numerous commercials and feature films and mini series including, PHAR LAP, DEAD END DRIVE IN, ANZACS, MY BROTHER TOM, WHAT THE MOON SAW. In 1984 he won a Penguin Award for Best Supporting Actor in the series SPECIAL SQUAD. Murray has worked as a theatre director and writer in Melbourne, Sydney and London. Murray is an accomplished improviser and comedian. Having performed at the Last Laugh, Comedy Store (Syd & UK), Chicago Second City (US) and TheatreSports New York and LA.   He is the only comic to win the coveted TheatreSports Cranston cup eight times. Murray performed and directed the seasons of, The Impro Club, Gilligan’s Improvised Island, The Silly Season of Comedy, Festival of Sydney Cup, Off The Cuff. He toured the award winning COPS ON HEAT to Darwin, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne Festivals. He created; Impro@The Store at the Comedy Store Fox Studios Sydney which played for 3 years to packed houses. His one man impro show Scared Scriptless received four stars at Edinburgh Festival. Murray has performed comedy at festivals throughout, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Australia.

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TV producing directing

A graduate of the Australian Film Television and Radio School his television credits include FIVE MINUTE MOVIES. POSTCARDS FROM NZ, THE ELEVENTH HOUR, ( AFC Comedy Fund and Channel Seven), THE REAL ELECTION (Network Ten), and the comedy series CLIPTOMANIACS (TV1). He was nominated for an AWGIE for the TV sitcom script DAGS.


Film - producing & directing

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In film, Murray has Produced and Directed numerous video clips and shorts including; The Minder, A Peace of Cake (Commendation International Animation Festival in Portugal) and Private Thoughts and Squeeze (Tropfest comedy award winner). As a producer Jumping The Gun (LA, New York and London Festivals) and Palace Cafe (1993 Chicago Film Festival Best of the Festival award)   In 1993 Murray wrote, produced and directed the feature film GET AWAY, GET AWAY. A comedy road movie.  In 1994 he wrote, produced and directed the feature film ENCOUNTERS. A psychological Hitchcock style thriller (14th Brussels Mystery and Suspense Festival). 

In 1995 he wrote produced and directed the feature SEX IS A FOUR LETTER WORD. A love in the nineties comedy drama about love, lies and lust. The film had its world premier at Montreal Film Festival, and was invited to screen at Boston, Chicago and Puerto Rico Film Festivals.  

In 1998 Murray complete the outrageous comedy feature DAGS. This has now become a Blockbuster cult classic. 

It was developed into a sit com for Network Ten and Fox Television.

In 1999 he Co Produced the bitter sweet romantic comedy A CHANGE OF HEART AKA IMAGE COUNTS 

staring Grant Bowler, Tony Barry, Polly Cheshire and Jerome Ehlers.

in 2000,  Murray directed, CUBBYHOUSE. The possessed child's playhouse thriller staring Joshua Leonard (Blair Witch) and Belinda McClory (Matrix). Distributed internationally by Beyond Films and released in 2003.  In 2003 Murray directed and produced the documentary, We are London in the UK. His hilarious comedy The Code won best new talent at Tropfest 2008 and Best Film at Bangkok Comedy Festival 2009. In 2010 Murray made the documentary Goldfish Syndrome and the comedy short film Air and Bucket Head which screened thorough Europe on Canal Plus. In 2016 he produced the feature film Alex & Eve which became 6th highest grossing cinema feature of 2017. 

Next he produced the feature documentary Gnomebrook and the improvised feature film Lovestuck.

Film & Theatre

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