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Staging Anna

A Theatre Company prepares for season previews under a manipulative Director, whose fanatical tactics blur the line between illusion and reality.

  • K.M. Murphy
  • K.M. Murphy
  • Lea Marie Heller
    Spin, Outchef'd, The Last Cowboy
  • Tiffany Little Canfield
    Casting Director
    The Little Mermaid, In The Heights, Only Murders in the Building, Margin Call, This Is Us
  • Paul Calderon
    Key Cast
    "The Director"
    Bosch, Pulp Fiction, King of New York, The Last Castle, Boardwalk Empire
  • Will Meyers
    Key Cast
    Naomi, Walking Dead: World Beyond, Bad Education
  • Francesca Root-Dodson
    Key Cast
    Succession, Gotham, Free Spirit, Private Life
  • Neal Bledsoe
    Key Cast
    The Man In The High Castle, Ugly Betty, Shameless, Smash
  • Max Darwin
    Key Cast
    "The Stagemanager"
    Sneaky Pete, Blindspot, FBI
  • Patricia Black
    Key Cast
    And Just Like That, Pose, The Watcher
  • Rebecca Mozo
    Key Cast
    9-1-1, Grey's Anatomy, Beacon Hill
  • Michael Mastroserio
    Director of Photography
    Bevoldi, The Exorcist: A 50th Anniversary Tribute, Cruel Children, Stretch Marks
  • Alex Durie
    Search Party, Evil, The Good Fight, Rebel In The Rye, Zoolander 2
  • Matthew Ericson
    Sound Mixer / SFX Editor
    Reality, X, Zoo
  • Marilee Yorston
    Foley Artist
    The Exorcist: Believer, The Handmaid's Tale, Vikings, The Fountain, Repo Men
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy, Psychological thriller
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    RED 8K
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Director Biography - K.M. Murphy

Born and raised to working-class Jewish-Irish parents in New York, K.M. Murphy grew up in the theater world before shifting focus to filmmaking after high school. He worked countless jobs to self-finance more than twenty film projects over the last fifteen years.

He found steady work utilizing his talents to become a professional stunt performer and actor as a member of SAG-AFTRA, which complimented his passion for filmmaking by allowing him to work with some of the most highly lauded Directors in the world. Combining high-profile on-camera work with his DIY filmmaking approach, K.M. has carved out a unique perspective and aesthetic that he continues to craft with each new film.

His latest short 'Bevoldi' premiered in 2020 online during the Covid-19 pandemic through the Oscar-qualifying LA Shorts International Film Festival, was then later featured on the Film Shortage shorts channel and later in 2021 won 2nd place at The Film Pipeline international short film competition.

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Director Statement

When I lock into an original Idea I believe needs to be shared with the world, there is very little that I allow to stop me in my pursuit of telling that story. Staging Anna was that next story for me, both a personal love letter to the theater and a cautionary tale about ego and power dynamics in the art world.

Thank you for watching and enjoy!