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Personal profile

Biography

Tom Murray is an academic and media producer who has worked in documentary production for nearly 20 years as a writer, director, and producer. He is the winner of numerous awards and accolades for his film and television work and has been employed as a consultant by state film funding agencies, international media organisations, and in numerous educational contexts.

 

Tom has worked across a diverse slate of factual and documentary production for commercial and public broadcasters, and in his own multi-award winning and critically acclaimed documentaries for France 5, SBS TV and ABC TV.

 

Tom’s documentary for ABC-TV Dhakiyarr vs the King won the 2005 NSW Premier’s History Award, the 2004 Dendy Award for Best Film at the Sydney Film Festival and was selected for many international film festivals including the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and the Jakarta Film Festival. His 2008 film In My Father’s Country was selected for major international festivals including IDFA Amsterdam and won the 2008 Australian Directors Guild Award for Best Direction in a Documentary Feature. His film Love in Our Own Time was screened in 2014 at the Islands in the World Film Festival, and is distributed by Alexander Street Press and Kanopy.

 

In 2014 Tom was awarded the Australian Academy of Humanities Max Crawford Medal, the highest award in Australia for outstanding achievement and promise in Humanities research. He is a Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University. He is currently working on two feature documentary projects that have received development funding through Screen Australia and other agencies – The Skin of Others, a project about the life story of WW1 Indigenous soldier Douglas Grant; and My Queensland, a journey through the black history of Queensland from the perspective of an Indigenous former police officer.

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Yolngu Arts & Humanities
History Arts & Humanities
Cultural History Arts & Humanities
Hindsight Arts & Humanities
Sunday Arts & Humanities
Disappearance Arts & Humanities
Justice Arts & Humanities
Murder Arts & Humanities

Projects 2013 2017

Field and Studio Sound Equipment Systems

Ellis, G., Millard, K., Knowles, J., Murray, J., Marynowsky, W., Pearlman, K., Barkat, I., Morgan, A., Ogilvie, J., Phelps, B., Bidault, M., Moore, D. R., Cooper, C., Burgess, N., Furduj, B., Mees, C. & O'Grady, P.

1/01/1531/12/15

Project: Research

Screen Production Field System

Ellis, G., Millard, K., Delofski, M., Murray, J., Barkat, I., Knowles, J. & Long, J.

1/01/1431/12/14

Project: Research

MAS212: Introduction to Screen Production

Murray, J.

1/01/1431/12/14

Project: Research

Research Output 2000 2018

  • 7 Digital or Visual products
  • 5 Other Creative work
  • 4 Article
  • 1 Meeting abstract

From dragons to dreaming serpents: tracing the cultural history of the monstrous Lambton Worm

Murray, T. 16 Jul 2018 The Conversation

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
File
Serpent
Dreaming
Monstrous
Cultural History
Dragon

My quest to find the genesis of the Lambton Worm, a monster that haunted my boyhood dreams

Murray, T. 17 Jul 2018 ABC News

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
Genesis
Cultural History
Boyhood

The skin of others: when Douglas Grant met Henry Lawson

Murray, T. 27 Feb 2018

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual products

Writer
Short Film
Activists
Recreation
World War I

Douglas Grant: the skin of others

Murray, T. 8 Aug 2017

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual products

Open Access
History
Dominant Culture
World War I
Plot
Visual Media

Experimenting on Anzacs, inciting jihad: inside a POW camp unlike any other

Murray, T. 9 Aug 2017 ABC News

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access

Prizes

university research
social science
career

Max Crawford Medal

James Murray (Recipient), 21 Nov 2014

Prize

academy

NSW Premier's History Award

James Murray (Recipient), 15 Aug 2004

Prize

History
History
Multimedia

Press / Media

Making History with Tom Murray

James Murray

13/08/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

End of Life - Dying to Know Day

James Murray

7/08/188/08/18

3 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Quest to Find the Genesis of the Lambton Worm

James Murray

17/07/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

From Dragons to Dreaming Serpents

James Murray

16/07/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Australians in war / Otherness / Incredible story of the 'Black Scotsman'

James Murray

16/03/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities