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10 Directors to Watch: Theater-Sharpened Australian Helmer Shannon Murphy Bites Into ‘Babyteeth’

10 Directors to Watch: Theater-Sharpened Australian Helmer Shannon Murphy Bites Into ‘Babyteeth’

Versatile Australian director Murphy recently helmed episodes five and six of “Killing Eve’s” third season and is about to finish the editing. That series marks a good fit for her energy, sensibility and strong visual style.

Murphy characterizes her work as “deeply emotional and truthful,” noting, “that can come in many forms.” She enjoys dark humor and the opportunity to get audiences to laugh at things they didn’t expect to find comedic.

Her directing career started in the theater. She approaches directing from the perspective of performance and finds it “insanely helpful” to have acted at one time herself. Adapted from a stageplay, her melodrama-defying feature debut, “Babyteeth” — about a terminally ill teen determined not to waste her remaining time — screened in the main competition of the Venice film festival last fall, where it earned the emerging actor prize for Toby Wallace.

While in Berlin to stage a

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