Originally from Belfast, Carol Murphy studied Fine Art Painting at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle-upon-Tyne and made fine art video on residency at the Ateliers ’63 in Amsterdam and exhibited in Europe. An MA in Film Theory and film journalism for magazines such as Film Ireland, Flux Magazine and Filmwaves brought her on the road to short film production. Murphy produced the short films 'Automaton' and 'Tell it to the Fishes' starring Dylan Moran and Gerard McSorley.
Murphy has written and directed numerous shorts. 'The Dissenter', funded by NI Screen, will have its Northern Irish premiere at the 2013 Belfast Film Festival. 'Painkiller' has been selected for development by Collabor8te 2013. 'The Act' was shortlisted for the last round of the RTE/Filmbase Short Film Award 2012 (as co/writer). 'Nightclubbing' won the RTE/Filmbase Short Film Award and the Ille De France Finishing Fund 2009.
In 2012 Murphy completed a residency at Digital Arts Studios in Belfast where she made a body of fashion films, working with Let Them Eat Cake, Neu HQ, Blow fashion PR, and Blick Studios. She also established FUGi: The Fashion Filmmaker’s Blog. Her fashion film 'Mary Me-Jimmy Paul vs My Bad Sister' was part of Fashion Popcorn #6 at the London Short Film Festival 2013.
Murphy is currently organising a series of live and online fashion film events at the Belfast Film Festival 2013 in partnership with the Belfast Film Festival, The British Council, Digital Arts Studios, Blick Studios, Let Them Eat Cake fashion magazine and the T13 shared Cultural Space, Titanic Quarter.