About

I am a documentary filmmaker, educator, and freelance videographer based in Portland, Maine.

Erin Murphy

My current documentary project (Tomorrow’s Ideas) follows a group of young people as they create art and organize around social issues in their collective, Kesho Wazo. I am currently in the middle of shooting. My last documentary short, The Song of the Broad Axe, follows eight Mainers who have interesting relationships with axes. My short, Something Different, about a grist-mill operator, screened at the Maine International Film Festival, among others.

I currently teach courses on documentary filmmaking, digital storytelling, and narrative filmmaking for the Cinema Studies program at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. I was also an instructional technologist at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. In this role, I taught faculty and students how to use video in their classes and in their research.

Most of my freelance work is focused on telling short, documentary-style stories about higher education. Recently, I’ve produced several short videos for the Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Goldfarb Center at Colby.

You can find me on Instagram or email me erineileen9(@)gmail.com.