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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 Columbine Award and 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 2016, he won The Columbine Award for his TV pilot script "The Bullying Squad." In 2015, Mike's 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 second short film, "Hotline," is in pre-production. He is currently working on his second feature-length script, "The Unicorn in the Closet." 

He is currently seeking representation for his script and prose writing.

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 children's TV pilot script “The Bullying Squad” wins the Columbine Award.
- 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

The Last Men on Earth
The Last Man on Earth learns that he isn't.
Short Comedy, Sci-Fi For sale 14pp
2 readers love this script
Calendar Girl
A calendar from your ex? Time flies!
Short Horror For sale 1pp
2 readers love this script
The Morning After
A man tries to fathom what caused the fresh, new scar on his body.
Short Horror For sale 3pp
1 reader loves 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
1 reader loves this script
Power
An electric power outage leads to a life-changing encounter for a solitary older man.
Short Sci-Fi For sale 9pp
1 reader loves this script
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
1 reader loves this script
The Bullying Squad
In this family comedy, four diverse kids band together to confront bullying in their neighborhood and school. (**A 2016 Moondance International Film Festival and Columbine Award winner.**)
TV Pilot Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family For sale 33pp
1 reader loves this script
My Homework Ate My Dog
Something causes a boy's book report to grow to an enormous size.
Short Family, Fantasy For sale 11pp
Die Laughing
A granddaughter fights to honor her Grandpa's last wish.
Feature Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller For sale 94pp
The First Temptation
The story of Eve's first temptation.
Short Comedy For sale 3pp

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