Student Shane Murphy's Award-Winning 'Choose-Your-Own-Adventure' Short Film

Monday, May 15, 2017

SFIST -- A groundbreaking new short film shot in San Francisco’s Ingleside District recently won the Student Filmmaker prize at National Association of Theater Owners CinemaCon, and the winning film “Sirens” is now available on YouTube. But “Sirens,” directed by SF State student Shane Murphy, has a crazy twist — it’s a “choose-your-own-adventure” movie with eight different possible endings, and you the viewer get get to crawl inside the protagonist’s head to make his choices and decide his fate.

“Interactive media is the direction content is heading,” Murphy told the Golden Gate Xpress. “Filmmakers like myself need a way to host and distribute that content without losing (viewers) because of the interface.”