Paul Murphy was born in New Zealand and dreamed about being a film director watching his father Jeff Murphy and his uncle Bruno Lawrence who was an actor as his role models. Paul entered the cinema world who was in charge of the grip in 1988. He was the key grip in The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003), King Kong (2005), and other films and TV series. His directorial debut is the short film Sox (2000), and with Second Hand Wedding (2008), Love Birds (2011), etc., he was invited to many domestic and international film festivals and awards. Lowdown Dirty Criminals is his third feature film and he was the executive producer for the film.