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JZ Murdock
Bremerton, United States

JZ Murdock is a writer, filmmaker, screenwriter, and author living in Bremerton, WA. 

Tired of waiting on getting a screenplay produced, I finally started making my own films back in 2019. My 2020 film, "Gumdrop", a short horror has won several festival awards like "Best Horror Short", "Best Noir Film" and, was a "Jean Luc Goddard Award" nominee. My latest 2021 film, a filmic poem/documentary titled, "Pvt. Ravel's Bolero", is getting good comments and is being submitted to festivals.

THE TEENAGE BODYGUARD, a true crime story from a week in 1974 when he was asked to protect a murder witness from the Tacoma mafia (yes, that was a real thing). This screenplay is starting to get attention. THE TEENAGE BODYGUARD. Coverages (The Blacklist, Bluecat Screenplay Contest) say things like, "This should be pursued into production", and "Why isn't this on screen already?".From entertainment attorney Michael Donaldson, "What an interesting story. Very well researched. This kind of the story is a perennial favorite. it is just the kind of story that is being gobbled up in the market right now. It is a good time for this story."

As an author, Murdock's first published book is an epic tale of horror and science fiction with a touch of Lovecraft and Clive Barker, titled, DEATH OF HEAVEN. His collection of older short horror and sci fi stories is included in ANTHOLOGY OF EVIL. His upcoming sequel in ANTHOLOGY OF EVIL Volume II contains his newer works including stories included in other anthologies, a sci fi magazine and a new as yet unpublished novella (THE UNWRITTEN).

Currently seeking an animator to work on producing a piece from a poem where the music is already set by design. WWI trench warfare related to Ravel and his pice, Bolero. There are no funds available at this time for this project, however. 

Murdock received his B.A. in Psychology from WWU with a minor in creative writing. He was a Sr. Technical Writer for years and retired on 9/11/16 to devote his full time to writing fiction and screenplays. He is also involved in local independent films. Of late he has been involved in the Studio 724 artist, writer and creatives community in Port Orchard, WA.

His blog, Murdockinations.com has been online since 2010.

GRAY AND LOVER THE HEARTH TALES INCIDENT INCIDENT (semi-finalist in the Circus Road Films screenplay contest) is a horror/comedy that opens with the bizarre untold death of Osama Bin Laden and gets weirder from there. 

AHRIMAN, a sci fi tale of two worlds, a violent desert planet and its prince/prophet (Ahriman), which is the first screenplay he wrote at the end of his college career after various writing classes and a year-long series of a team script and screenwriting classes at Western Washington University

Others screenplays... POPSICLE DEATH (pay your popsicle vendor kids...no, really! Don't screw around with this!), SARAH (Alzheimer's meets Twilight Zone...or is it the other way around?), COLORADO LOBSTERS (treat your employees well, they may have a deranged MIT student as a child), POOR LORD RITCHIE'S ANSWER (Don't mess with wizards when you're a pirate, it may come back to bite you from that prequel to this tale (long story)), DARK OF KNIGHT (author meets JZ Murdock for an adaptation of her paranormal romance novel), SEALED IN LIES (another author meets JZ Murdock for an adaptation of HER espionage romance novel).

For fiction, non-fiction and audiobooks, see Amazon: https://amazon.com/author/jzmurdock

Scripts By JZ

Prophet prince Ahriman, accidentally transported to Earth from his ultra violent desert planet, fights for Earth against his own and loses everything.
Feature Sci-Fi For sale 143pp
3 readers love this script
Teenage Bodyguard (original long ver. - 1974)
Based on the true story of a remarkable seventeen-year-old young man who sheltered and protected a waitress and witness to a mob murder.
Feature Biography, Crime, History, Thriller For sale 117pp
1 reader loves this script
Popsicle Death
When a young boy doesn't pay his Popsicle vendor (for whom it was the final straw and kills himself), Death incarnate returns to avenge him. Potential as animation..
Short Fantasy, Horror For sale 11pp
1 reader loves this script
The Teenage Bodyguard (1974 era rewrite)
Based on the true story of a remarkable seventeen-year-old young man who sheltered and protected a waitress and witness to a mob murder.
Feature Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller For sale 99pp
1 reader loves this script
The Teenage Bodyguard (2019 era ver.)
Based on the true story of a remarkable seventeen-year-old young man who sheltered and protected a waitress and witness to a mob murder. Listen: https://podcastaddict.com/episode/116004055
Feature Biography, Crime, Thriller For sale 101pp
Denude, A One Act Play
Two soldiers at war and unfriendly to one another, stand guard from their foxhole discussing their misunderstood lives and reality.
Short Drama, Fantasy, History, Horror, War For sale 21pp
Poor Lord Ritchie's Answer
Medieval Lord descends into madness in a surreal world that may be a wizard's revenge.
Short Fantasy, Mystery For sale 21pp
Grandma Sarah has Alzheimer's (or a Twilight Zone?). But that'sno reason to dump your family. Or is it?
Short Thriller For sale 28pp
Sealed in Lies
Romance on the run, ducking bullets, bombs and Bastards as deep undercover CIA Spy investigates plot against America, joining up with beautiful wife of US Senator, his ex-Special Forces teammate.
Feature Thriller For sale 110pp
Gray and Lover: The Hearth Tales Incident
Female steampunk duo who contract to various religions are hired to stop a demon terrorizing Seattle from murdering a famous horror writer targeted by his golddigger wife. People fear demons. Demons fear Gray and Lover.
Feature Comedy, Horror For sale 89pp