The Whitebridge Founders

Producer, director, vocailist, and actor Lori Gigliotti Murphy holds a B.A degree from Lehigh University and
completed a two year Meisner training intensive with Michael Howard Studios in New York City.  

Murphy served as Executive Producer for several short & feature films including: Whitebridge's TIME AND CHARGES & HEAVENLY ANGLE; A SUMMER'S TALE; PATTERNS; PANOPTICON; & GAINING MILES, which went on to win the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival in New York City, Best Narrative at the MiniDV Festival in Hollywood, CA and was recognized by the International DV Awards with the Outstanding Achievement in Digital Video Production award.  As Producing Director of Allied FilmWorks, LLC she helped to produce two music videos (Driven and Beg 2 differ) for the Gold Record band Sevendust. 
(7Bros Records/Asylum).  Both videos premiered on MTV2

Murphy was founding Producing Director of Performance PLUS, a New England performing arts summer conservatory focusing on film, theatre, music, dance and technical production that served professional artists and students in the creation of original work from 9 countries and 22 states. She served for 10 years in Admissions at New Hampton School in NH recruiting  students worldwide and reporting directly to the board of trustees.  Murphy currently serves as the Director of Admissions at The Stanwich School, the only preK - Grade 12 coed independent school in Greenwich, CT.

She is a recipient of Lehigh University's Cultural Achievement Award and she is a four-time beneficiary of Lehigh University's Williams Award.  Murphy has performed extensively as an actress and vocalist in the New York City area.  She holds training certificates from the Film Finance Workshop and the New York International Film and TV Finance Summit.

In addition to Executive Producing, Murphy also plays the role of Margo in Whitebridge's TIME AND CHARGES and the role of Destinee del Ray in Whitebridge's HEAVENLY ANGLE.  She also served as producer and played the role of Chelsea in over 90 stage performances of ON GOLDEN POND directed by Thompson. 

Her professional relationship with Ernest Thompson spans more than 16 years. 

Morgan Murphy is co-founder of Whitebridge Farm Productions, a film and theatre production company he started in New Hampshire with his wife, Lori, and Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson.  His work as a producer, director, actor, musician, instructor and consultant in professional and educational film, media and performing arts has supported and developed projects across the US, in Europe, the Caribbean and most recently in China. 

Murphy served as Executive Producer and Producer for several feature and short films including: Whitebridge’s TIME AND CHARGES and HEAVENLY ANGLE; A SUMMER’S TALE; PATTERNS; PANOPTICON; and GAINING MILES, which went on to win the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival and Best Narrative at the MiniDV Festival in Hollywood, among other awards.  Two recent music videos he directed and produced (DRIVEN and BEG 2 DIFFER) for the Gold Record band Sevendust (Asylum/7Bros Records) had their world premieres on MTV’S Headbanger’s Ball and were released world-wide.  He is currently producing and directing the documentary film A LIFE IN ART featuring Hans Guggenheim. 

Theatre credits include producing the world premiere of Thompson’s new play POLITICAL SUICIDE in New Hampshire and directing Bebe Neuwirth and Matthew Modine in the first reading of Charles Evered's play ADOPT A SAILOR at NYC’s Manhattan Theatre Club.  Other credits include directing FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and THE WIZARD OF OZ at the Palace Theater in New Hampshire, POSTCARDS FROM WORLD WAR I at the Lyric Stage in Boston and HIGH SCHOOL VOICES for BBA in NYC. 

Recent screen acting credits include the roles of Bryan Taney and Mayor Mooch in the feature films TIME AND CHARGES and HEAVENLY ANGLE, respectively.  Recent stage work includes Bill Ray, the dentist, in the first production of ON GOLDEN POND directed by the author. Last year Murphy was selected in the editor's pick list in IMAGINE MAGAZINE (March 2013, pages 20-31) "Talented New England Actors." 
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Murphy has designed and installed training programs and held administrative, teaching, and consultant positions in the arts at the University of Connecticut, Whitman College, Plymouth State University, St. Paul's School, New Hampton School, St. Martin's School and New Open Group in Chongqing, China, among others.  He was founding Artistic Director of Performance PLUS, a New England training conservatory that served professional artists and students in the creation of original work from 9 countries and 22 states.

Holding A.A., B.A., and M.F.A. degrees, Murphy completed his undergraduate work at Whitman College and his Master’s degree at the University of Connecticut.  He also holds Training Certificates from National Shakespeare Conservatory, New York International Film and TV Finance Summit, Neighborhood Playhouse/Meisner Carville School of Acting (with Sanford Meisner) and the Film Finance Workshop.  Murphy received the Young Alumni Award from Whitman College where he was also a President Scholar.  He currently serves on the boards of trustees of the Global Character Institute and the New Hampshire Theatre Awards and is an appointed member of the New Hampshire State Film Commission.



In  his  long career in the theatre and film, Ernest Thompson has  earned an Academy  Award,  a   Golden Globe, a  Writers  Guild Award, and a Broadway Drama Guild Award for Best Play.  He's been nominated for a Tony,an Emmy and a British Academy Award. He holds an Honorary Doctorate from McDaniel College in Maryland, was last year's winner of the New England Theatre Conference's Major Award, and was recently awarded The Lifetime Achievement Award at the New Hampshire Theatre Awards.

Thompson's more than 25 plays have been produced in
theatres large and small all across America and around the world.  His most enduring, ON GOLDEN POND, has been translated into 27  languages and  performed in more than 40 countries, currently  including  Australia,  France,  Israel, and New  Zealand.

Thompson's  many films include ON GOLDEN POND (with Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda), THE WEST SIDE WALTZ (Shirley MacLaine and Liza Minnelli), 1969 (Robert Downey Jr. and Keifer Sutherland), SWEET HEARTS DANCE (Susan Sarandon and Jeff Daniels) and THE LIES BOYS TELL (Kirk Douglas and Craig T. Nelson).  

An OscarÒ winner for ON GOLDEN POND, Thompson makes his home in the Lakes Region in New Hampshire and is co-founder of WHITEBRIDGE FARM PRODUCTIONS, whose first feature film is TIME AND CHARGES, written and directed by Thompson. and in which he also stars as the main character, Jeremiah Ward. 

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