Human rights.

Social Justice.

Solutions to seemingly intractable problems.
These are the tenets of our storytelling and impact work.

Based in Boston, Principle Pictures makes films, podcasts, news reports, and impact campaigns that are designed to harness the power of media for social good.

Founded by filmmaker/journalist/author Beth Murphy in 1999, the Principle team has produced more than twenty documentary films, including six features, that have been screened by some of the world’s most prestigious film festivals, broadcast networks and media organizations – including PBS (POV, Independent Lens, NewsHour), The New York Times, TIME, Discovery, Sundance Channel, History Channel, Lifetime, The Washington Post, ABC, NBC and CBS, among many others. Podcasts have been produced with PRX, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, WGBH, The GroundTruth Project, and UNICEF.

Principle creates social change through impact campaigns, most recently succeeding in building a women’s college in rural Afghanistan. Honors include: Emmy Award, Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award, and Overseas Press Club Award. Murphy is also Executive Producer at The GroundTruth Project, a global media nonprofit based at WGBH-Boston.

Beth Murphy, Founder of Principle Pictures | Filmmaker | Producer

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