Alison Murray

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For the Scottish author and illustrator, see Alison Murray (author), and for the American biochemist and Antarctic researcher, see Alison Murray (scientist).

Alison Murray is a Canadian director of films, documentaries and music videos.

Early life[edit]

Murray was born in Nova Scotia, Canada and ran away to London when she was 15. She studied film at the Royal College of Art, receiving an M.A. in Film.[1]


Murray's documentaries include Carny and Train on the Brain (2000). Her most well known feature-length film is Mouth to Mouth (2005) starring Ellen Page.

Murray's films show her interest in subcultures. In her dramatic feature Mouth to Mouth, a teenager who runs away from home and ends up in a European youth cult. Train on the Brain chronicles the lives of teenage hobos. Carny looks into the private lives of carnival workers.[2]

Murray has a number of short films to her credit, including "Aeroplane Man", "Marissa Carnesky's Jewess Tatooess", "Bloody Mess", "Teenage Rampage", "Bare Feet and Crazy Legs", "Wank Stallions", "Pantyhead", "Sleezeburger", and "Kissy Suzuki Suck".[3]

Personal life[edit]

Murray is also a dancer and teacher of Argentine tango.


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