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Shannon Murphy


"I was sent the brief and was moved by what the aim of the work was, to change the culture around how we frame menopause. It was really beautiful, and I could feel a connection to what they (AMV BBDO) were striving for." director Shannon Murphy comments. "I wanted the work to be hopeful so that people will have the courage to talk about menopause, and men and women can support each other and be kind to one another during a time of deep transition.” #LastLonelyMenopause is the winner of the Channel 4 Diversity awards and broadens the coming-of-age genre to finally giving menopausal women their tale, redressing a cultural blind spot that has left them out of film for too long. "The message of the TENA piece is refreshing, the storytelling evocative—and the craft magnificent.” MUSE BY CLIO

Hailed by Variety as one of 10 Directors to Watch in 2020, Shannon Murphy is a multi-award-winning film, television and theatre director. After an acclaimed career in theatre and having established herself in television, Shannon’s debut feature film ‘Babyteeth’ (2019) earned her accolades worldwide, including a BAFTA nomination for Best Director. Starring Ben Mendelsohn, Essie Davis and Eliza Scanlen, Babyteeth competed at Venice Film Festival, nominated for the Golden Lion – one of only two films directed by women in the festival competition. In television, her most recent work included the latest season of Killing Eve (2020) and directing many much loved Australian television shows such as Rake, Offspring, and Love Child. Shannon is currently directing ‘The Power’ for Amazon Studios, based on Naomi Alderman’s best-selling novel of the same name. Shannon Murphy is the recipient of the Kering Women in Motion prize, presented at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival in recognition of promising female talent within our industry.