Director : Mark Polish

MURMUR poster Australian Film Festival OZIFF

Overview & Credits


A group of five friends from the Bay Area venture into the Redwood National Forest to play the latest augmented reality game called MURMUR. However, as they immerse themselves in the game, their own reality begins to warp and distort in dangerous ways.

As they struggle to distinguish between what is real and what is not, they realize that the game is not just a harmless form of entertainment. Something sinister is at play, and they must find a way to escape the forest and the game before they lose their grip on reality altogether.

Will they be able to navigate the twisted world of MURMUR and make it out alive, or will they become trapped in a dangerous alternate reality forever?

Director Biography

Award-winning writer, director and actor Mark Polish broke onto the independent filmmaking scene at the Sundance Film Festival in 1999 with the premiere of his first film TWIN FALLS IDAHO, an atmospheric and heartfelt tale of conjoined twins, which he co-wrote and starred in with his identical twin brother Michael Polish.

Polish’s second film, JACKPOT, received the John Cassavetes Best Independent Film Award at the 2001 Spirit Awards and the New American Cinema Award at the 2001 Seattle International Film Festival. His third film, NORTHFORK, premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and was hailed by Roger Ebert as “a masterpiece.”


Mark Polish - Writer / Editor
Karl Hein - Producer
Daniel Davila Davila - Producer
Daniel Davila - Production Designer
Cleo Camp - Costume Designer
Rob Dicaro - Director of Photography

Key Cast

Tobie Pelletier - "Alain"
Tammy Verge - "The Professor"
Francois Gadbois - "The Doctor"
Denis Marchand - "The Sheriff"
Sylvio Arriola - "The Baron"
Eve Gagne - "Jasmine"