Author, writer, screenwriter, filmmaker of the macabre with various horror and sci-fi books, ebooks, audiobooks available. A Sr. Technical Writer and IT Administrator for decades until now, JZ Murdock has a degree in psychology from Western Washington University along with a minor in fiction and team screen and script writing. He has been receiving some very good comments on his works including screenplays.
His first film production is The Rapping (2018) a short horror tale of the macabre. Second film, "Gumdrop" a short horror, has won several awards and his newest, "Pvt. Ravel's Bolero" is just starting on the film festival circuit.
His screenplay, THE TEENAGE BODYGUARD (AKA, Slipping 'The Enterprise"), is a true crime biopic from a week he spent in 1974 protecting a murder witness from the Tacoma mafia (yes, that was a real thing). He was 18.
This screenplay is starting to get attention. THE TEENAGE BODYGUARD, is receiving coverage (The Blacklist, Bluecat Screenplay Contest) 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." He is working with Jen Grisanti on fine tuning the project.
GRAY AND LOVER THE HEARTH TALES INCIDENT Incident (a semi finalist in the Circus Road Films screenplay contest).
Winner of the Week
The Rapping
Once A Week Online Film Festival
Lincoln
2019
Festival Selection
The Rapping
The Midnight Film Festival
New York
2019
semi finalist
Gray and Lover The Hearth Tales Incident
Circus Road Films Screenplay Contest
2018
College
Western Washington University
Psychology
19821984
College
Pierce College
Psychology
19801982
High School
Lincoln
graduation
19701973
Birth Date
August 30, 1955
Nickname
JZ
Birth City
Tacoma, WA
Current City
Bremerton, WA
Hometown
Tacoma, WA
Gender
Male
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