Whitebridge produces socially conscious independent films and theatre projects, offers performing arts-related educational programs and workshops, and embraces theatre and film-making in the New Hampshire community while speaking to a worldwide audience. Through its Cross the Bridge initiative, Whitebridge creates film opportunities for kids who wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to dream the dream.
If you’re already part of the Whitebridge Family, let us know what you’re up to. If you’re just learning about us, it’s about time; we’ve been waiting for you. As actor, writer, musician, or audience member, you can find a home at Whitebridge Farm.
To learn more about upcoming projects and how you can get involved, click here to contact The Office of Ernest Thompson.
Lori Gigliotti Murphy
Producer, director, vocalist, and actor Lori Murphy served as Executive Producer for several short and feature films including: Whitebridge Farm Productions’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 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.
Lori 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 nine 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. Lori currently serves as the Director of Admissions at The Stanwich School, the only preK – 12 coed independent school in Greenwich, CT.
Lori holds a B.A. degree (Theatre/English) from Lehigh University and completed a two-year Meisner acting training intensive at Michael Howard Studios in New York City. She is a recipient of Lehigh University’s Cultural Achievement Award and she is a four-time beneficiary of Lehigh University’s Williams Award. Lori 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, Lori also plays starring roles in two Whitebridge movies, Margo in TIME AND CHARGES and Destinee del Ray in HEAVENLY ANGLE. She also served as producer and played the role of Chelsea in over 90 stage performances of ON GOLDEN POND directed by Ernest Thompson.
Her professional working relationship with Ernest 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.
Morgan 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 Ernest’s newest 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 Morgan was selected in the editor’s pick list in Imagine Magazine (March 2013, pages 20-31) “Talented New England Actors.”
Morgan 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 performing arts training conservatory that served professional artists and students in the creation of original work from nine countries and 22 states.
Holding A.A., B.A., and M.F.A. degrees, Morgan 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. Morgan 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.
His professional working relationship with Ernest spans nearly two decades.
Cross the Bridge
Whitebridge Farm Productions’ socially responsible program that encourages children to hope and dream. CROSS THE BRIDGE makes going to the movies available to children of all ages, giving these audiences not only exposure to the most cutting-edge and age-appropriate films, but a chance to learn about the process of filmmaking.
All movies in this far-reaching yet inclusive program are introduced and discussed by Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson and other prominent writers, actors, producers, and directors who share how their creative dreams have come to life and show kids how possible it is to dream dreams of their own.
If you’d like to submit a nonprofit children’s organization for consideration for Whitebridge’s Cross the Bridge program, click here to contact The Office of Ernest Thompson.