Director and DOP
Neil Murphy Miguel was born on December 16, 1997 in (Barcelona). With a father of English origin and a mother of Catalan origin, he has lived in Sant Pere de Ribes, a small town near Sitges, since he was born. There, he developed a fascination for cinema that would begin at age 14, after having explored several film works by the most notable directors. He began to formally study cinema in 2015, when he was only 17 years old, starting a Diploma in Cinematography at ECIB. There he began his first works of fiction as part of the course, which include short films such as “Alma” (2016) or “La Meta del Surviviente” (2017). Since the middle of the first year of his career, until today, he has not stopped working on various fiction, documentary, advertising and music video projects. He has taken roles as a camera crew in major productions such as Oriol Paulo's “Durante La Tormenta” (2018), or as Gaffer in commercials for Cervezas San Miguel, Sorli Discau or Torrons Vicens. He has also participated in the camera and light team in music videos for Mika, Sticky M.A and Alfred García, as an example. After this course of work, he has had the opportunity to work with all kinds of film cameras and also the analog 16mm format.
Although his vast majority of work has so far been in advertising, he finds his greatest motivation in fiction and documentary. His directorial debut starts with “The Killing Of Time”, a short docu-style film about the recent COVID-19 worldwide outbreak.