Private Project

"Gumdrop", a short horror

The armorer of a criminal (or government) organization struggles with traumas from his distant past, as his clients suffer his present.
Soundtrack by Andrea Fioravanti.

  • JZ Murdock
    The Rapping
  • JZ Murdock
    The Rapping, The Teenage Bodyguard
  • JZ Murdock
    The Rapping
  • Tom Remick
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short
  • Runtime:
    48 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 8, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - JZ Murdock

JZ Murdock is a writer, screenwriter, and filmmaker. His true-crime biopic screenplay, The Teenage Bodyguard is currently being sent around by producer Robert Mitas, about a 17-year-old who protects a mafia murder witness for a week in 1974 Tacoma, WA.
I had previously worked some on a documentary in the 90s and "The Rapping" in 2019 but I really took the wheel on this one.

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Director Statement

I had long wanted to take some of my writings I have published over the years and make films out of them. Gumdrop, a short horror, is my first effort toward that goal and based upon my 2012 short true-crime horror story, Gumdrop City. The short film is a prequel and origin story of the main character, Sampson.