Colin Murphy is a scriptwriter specialising in documentary and historical drama, as well as a documentary maker and journalist. He has written a trio of documentary plays about Irish politics: Guaranteed!, the inside story of the bank guarantee of 2008 (nominated for an Irish Theatre Award for best new play), Bailed Out!, the story of Ireland’s loss of economic sovereignty following that bank guarantee, and Inside the GPO, the story of the Easter Rising, all produced by Fishamble: the New Play Company.
Colin won an IFTA nomination for The Guarantee, the screen adaptation of Guaranteed!. It was produced by John Kelleher Media and supported by the Irish Film Board and TV3. Trailer below.
His most recent screenwriting includes an episode of Trial of the Century, a landmark historical drama for Treasure Entertainment and TV3.
He has made a number of radio documentaries for RTÉ and RFI, most recently Roger Casement’s Apocalypse Now (available on the RTÉ Radio Player). He worked in Angola as an aid worker for two years, and returned there to shoot the documentary Angola After the War, which he directed for RTÉ. He is a columnist with the Sunday Business Post.
The Guarantee Official Trailer