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Mike Murphy
Boston, United States

Mike, a four-time Parsec Awards finalist, has had over 150 audio plays produced in the U.S. and overseas. He’s won a dozen Moondance International Film Festival Awards (winner, finalist, and semi-finalist) in their TV pilot, audio play, short screenplay, and short story categories.

A more complete list of awards is presented below by year.

His prose work has appeared in several magazines and anthologies.

In 2015, Mike's short script “The Candy Man” was produced as Dark Chocolate. His second short film, Hotline, was completed in 2020.

He is currently working on a number of projects and is seeking representation for his script and prose writing.

Mike keeps a blog at audioauthor.blogspot.com.

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AWARDS

2021:

  • TV pilot script “The Bullying Squad, quarter-finalist, Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition (out of a total of 4500 entries).

2020:

  • Feature screenplay “Die Laughing,” semi-finalist, Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Competition.
  • “Danny MacIntyre Meets the Molecule,” second prize, Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition.

2019:

  • Among awards at the Moondance International Film Festival: Finalist - TV pilot category [“Solutions, Inc.”] and Winner - TV Pilot category [“Milly Foster, Macabre Investigator”].

2018:

  • Among awards at the Moondance International Film Festival: Finalist - Short Screenplay category [“The Curious Affair at the Arkwright Club”] and Finalist - TV Pilot category [“Noah’s Bark”].

2017:

  • Among awards at the Moondance International Film Festival: Finalist - Short Screenplay category [“Olivia's Swing”].

2016: 

  • Audio script “The Forever Pill,” Moondance International Film Festival semi-finalist, Audioplay category.
  • Episode 1 of audio series Milly Foster, Macabre Investigator, Parsec Awards finalist, Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Short Form).

2015:

  • Dark Chocolate, winner, Audience Choice Award, best film in the horror/sci-fi/fantasy genre, San Diego Film Consortium Awards (beating out 11 other films).
  • Audio script “Balancing Act,” Parsec Awards finalist, Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form).

2014:

  • TV pilot script “The Bullying Squad,” winner, Moondance International Film Festival, TV pilot category.
  • “The Bullying Squad,” winner, The Columbine Award.
  • Audio script “The Pen is Mightier,” Parsec Awards finalist, Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Short Form).

2013:

  • “The Return of Cosmo Draper,” winner, Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition (inaugural year).

2012:

  • “The Pen is Mightier,” winner, New York Old Time Radio script-writing contest.

2011:

  • Short film script “Professor Hoyt's Remarkable Elixir,” semi-finalist, Shriekfest Horror Film competition.
  • Short film script “The Candy Man” named among the top 125 short film scripts in the Golden Brad awards.

2010:

  • “Sides,” Parsec Awards finalist, Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form).
  • “King of the Beasts,” first prize, Friends of Old-Time Radio script-writing competition.

2008:

  • “A Heavenly Price,” second-place winner, Friends of Old-Time Radio writing contest.
     

 

 

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Scripts By Mike

The Morning After
A man tries to fathom what caused the fresh, new scar on his body.
Short Horror For sale 3pp
4 readers love this script
The Last Men on Earth
The Last Man on Earth learns that he isn't.
Short Comedy, Sci-Fi For sale 14pp
3 readers love this script
Soup's On
In a remote diner during a bad snowstorm, a man unwisely accepts an invitation to meet a woman who he wronged years earlier.
Short Crime, Drama For sale 7pp
2 readers love this script
Solutions, Inc.
In this "horror sitcom," an eccentric college professor and a down-to-earth, tough, retired New York City cop open an agency to investigate supernatural occurrences.
TV Pilot Adventure, Comedy For sale 28pp
2 readers love this script
The Bullying Squad
In this family comedy, four diverse kids band together to confront bullying in their neighborhood and school.
TV Pilot Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family For sale 33pp
2 readers love this script
Feeder
Before you head out to dinner with that old high school chum, be absolutely certain you really were friends and that he isn't someone seeking his macabre revenge for how you embarrassed him in school.
Short Thriller For sale 10pp
2 readers love this script
Calendar Girl
A calendar from your ex? Time flies!
Short Horror For sale 1pp
2 readers love this script
Danny MacIntyre Meets the Molecule
After a snowstorm, a pre-teen girl meets a distressed water molecule in her newly built snowman who desperately needs her help to "go out in a big way" before he evaporates.
Short Comedy, Family, Fantasy For sale 26pp
1 reader loves this script
Wish You Were Here
Always call back your grandmother. She may not have much time left.
Short Fantasy For sale 7pp
1 reader loves this script
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The Day Hondo Found That Rare Bottle of Wine at Sullivan's Tap & Eating Establishment
The discovery of a two-hundred-year-old bottle of wine sets two pompous and rival wine lovers against each other in an odd competition to possess it.
Short Comedy, Family For sale 37pp
1 reader loves this script

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