Miles Davis Murphy is a writer and director based in Dublin. He recently graduated from the National Film School in IADT, where he received the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland Award for Outstanding Direction on his graduate film, Bestial Ones. Miles’ work has previously screened at Dublin International Film Festival, along with festivals both nationally and abroad. Miles is drawn toward character-driven narratives, and applied that affection to his viewing of shorts for consideration in the 2023 festival programme.