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Mike Murphy

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Mike Murphy
Boston, United States

Mike has had over 150 audio plays produced in the U.S. and overseas. He’s won a dozen Moondance International Film Festival awards in their TV pilot, audio play, short screenplay, and short story categories.

His prose work has appeared in several magazines and anthologies. In 2015, his script “The Candy Man” was produced as a short film under the title DARK CHOCOLATE. In 2013, he won the inaugural Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition. His short film "Hotline" is in pre-production. 

Mike keeps a blog at audioauthor.blogspot.com.

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SHORT FILM, TV PILOT, AUDIO SCRIPT, AND PROSE AWARDS

2019:
- Three awards at the Moondance International Film Festival: Winner - Short Stories category [“The Gift”]; Finalist - TV Pilot category [“Solutions, Inc.”]; and Winner - TV Pilot category [“Milly Foster, Macabre Investigator”].
2018:
- Four awards at the Moondance International Film Festival: Winner - Short Stories category [“The Return of Cosmo Draper”]; Finalist - Short Screenplay category [“The Curious Affair at the Arkwright Club”]; Finalist - Short Stories category [“The Day Hondo Found That Rare Bottle of Wine at Sullivan’s Tap and Eating Establishment”]; and Finalist - TV Pilot category [“Noah’s Bark”].
2017:
- Three awards at the Moondance International Film Festival: Finalist - Short Screenplay category [“Olivia's Swing”]; Finalist - Short Stories category [“Danny MacIntyre Meets the Molecule”]; and Semi-Finalist - Short Stories category [“How Melvin Saved Christmas”]
2016: 
- My audio series JIM NOLAN, PRIVATE EYE wins the Audio Verse Award for Best Original, Long-Form, Self-Contained Production. 
- My children's TV pilot script “The Bullying Squad” is a Moondance International Film Festival winner in their TV Pilot category.
- My audio script “The Forever Pill” is a Moondance International Film Festival semi-finalist in their Audioplay category.
- “Thanks for the Memories” is a semi-finalist in the 2016 Neoverse Short Story Writing Competition. 
- Episode 1 of my audio series MILLY FOSTER, MACABRE INVESTIGATOR is a Parsec Awards finalist in the category Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Short Form).
2015:
- “This Guy Walks into a Bar” (as produced by Pulp-Pourri Theatre) wins an Audio Verse Award in the category Best Writing of an Original, Long-Form, Standalone Production.
- Dark Chocolate wins the Audience Choice Award as the best film in the horror/sci-fi/fantasy genre at the San Diego Film Consortium Awards, beating out 11 other films.
 - “Balancing Act” (an episode of my audio anthology series STRANGE STORIES) is a Parsec Awards finalist in the category Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form).
2014:
- “The Pen is Mightier” and the JIM NOLAN, PRIVATE EYE episode “The Wise Man” are Audio Verse Awards finalists in the category Best Writing of a Self-Contained Long-Form Production. 
- “The Pen is Mightier” is a Parsec Awards finalist in the category Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Short Form).
- Received two Audio Verse Awards for writing JIM NOLAN, PRIVATE EYE (Best Long-Form Writing of an Original Production) and “Burying Uncle Gustav” (Best Short-Form Writing of a Self-Contained Original Piece).
- STRANGE STORIES wins the Audio Verse Award for Best Anthology or Variety Show of the Year.
2013:
- “The Return of Cosmo Draper” wins the Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition.

2012:
- “The Pen is Mightier” wins the New York Old Time Radio script-writing contest.
2011:
- “Professor Hoyt’s Remarkable Elixir” is a semi-finalist in the 2011 Shriekfest Horror Film competition.
- “The Candy Man” is named among the top 125 short film scripts in the Golden Brad awards.
2010:
- “Sides” is a Parsec Awards finalist in the category Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form).
- Won first prize in the Friends of Old-Time Radio script-writing competition with “King of the Beasts.” The play was produced live on stage at their 2011 convention.

 

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Scripts By Mike

Barbershop Quintet
A young barber unwisely starts to wonder why so many of his regular male customers have odd, unexplained metal plates in their heads.
Short Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller For sale 7pp
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The Last Ones
In a museum, a professor shows his students many familiar dying species.
Short Sci-Fi For sale 4pp
Cookies for Mr. Martin
A little old lady may have a connection to a string of missing cats and kittens in a condominium complex.
Short Crime, Mystery For sale 28pp
Wish You Were Here
Always call back your grandmother. She may not have much time left.
Short Fantasy For sale 7pp
The Plan
Two aliens - speaking one word at a time - debate what to do with the inhabitants of the soon-to-be-conquered Earth.
Short Sci-Fi For sale 5pp
With This Ring
A young widow begins believing that her late husband desperately needs her help when the inscription on her wedding band inexplicably starts changing almost daily.
Short Fantasy, Mystery For sale 21pp
Vocabulary Test
Kidnapped by aliens, a meek college professor learns that the survival of the human race depends on her performance on an alien language vocabulary test.
Short Sci-Fi, Thriller For sale 9pp
Vacancy
A teenage front desk trainee wants to know why the manager of the Fairlawn Hotel refuses to ever rent Room 1123.
Short Drama, Fantasy, Mystery For sale 28pp
Time to Change
Not knowing that she planned on killing him later that very day, a disabled businessman pays for the development of a time machine so his dear wife can be saved from an accidental death.
Short Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi For sale 23pp
The Writing on the Wall
After a young couple finds a written murder confession hidden beneath wallpaper, the expectant mother is haunted by two young girls asking her to find their bodies and put an end to their misery.
Short Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery For sale 35pp

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