Two 4 One wins Jim Murphy Filmmakers Bursary

Two 4 One, an NSI Features First feature film project from Victoria-based writer-director Maureen Bradley, has won the $3000 Jim Murphy Filmmakers Bursary.

The award recognizes innovative marketing ideas from feature filmmakers in the National Screen Institute’s Features First training program.

“Part of Maureen’s marketing proposal included building her secondary audience – the LGBT demographic – for her film in the tradition of [Anne Wheeler’s] Better Than Chocolate in 1999,” said bursary jury member Jane Gutteridge. “Jim was involved with that project from script stage to innovatively marketing the theatrical release. He was very proud of that breakthrough film, so I know he’d be behind Two 4 One,” she added.

Two 4 One is a romantic comedy about Adam and Miriam, two oddball thirty-somethings who have a one night stand, following which they both become pregnant.

The Jim Murphy Filmmakers bursary was established in honour of Jim Murphy with support of his friends and colleagues. Murphy, who died in 2007, had more than 35 years of experience in commercial feature film distribution with companies including Astral Films, Malofilm Communications and T.V.A. Films. He also worked in senior management at the Ontario Film Development Corporation (now OMDC) for several years. He joined the NSI in 2003 as the Features First program manager.