Sean Paul Murphy, Writer

Sean Paul Murphy, Writer
Sean Paul Murphy, Writer

Thursday, January 19, 2012

"I, John" -- Kairos Prize Screenplay Semi-Finalist

Good news.  My original spec script, "I, John," has just been named one of fifty semi-finalists in the $50,000 Kairos Prize Competition for spiritually uplifting screenplays.   It is quite an honor, and I am grateful to be included.

Generally, I am not a big believer in screenplay competitions.  I have only entered four over the course of my writing career, and each of them was narrowly focused on a genre or subject matter where I felt I had some expertise.  "I, John" for the Kairos Prize, obviously.  I also entered "Desecrated" in a Slamdance horror screenplay competition, where I was one of twenty semi-finalists.  Also, over the course of two years, I entered "Desecrated" and "An Italian Restaurant" in a local competition sponsored by the Maryland Film Office for scripts with Maryland locations.  I never made the cut in the local contest.  Oh well.  Hopefully, I will have better luck this time!

Here's a shout out to my fellow semi-finalists.  Good luck, God bless, and let the game begin:


Brook Abbey of Meadville, PA for SONG OF SOLOMAN
Manuel Ansoleaga of Spring Hill, FL for SOON
Paul H. Boge of East St. Paul, Canitoba, CAN for MULLI
Bret Eugene Boyer of Scottsdale, AZ for TEXTING WITH GOD
Jeffrey Bruner of Des Moines, IA for SIGNS AND WONDERS
Randall Burgess of Charlotte, NC for SCHIFFER'S REDEMPTION
Eric W. Carlson, A.J. Hill of Williamsburg, VA for UNDER PRESSURE
Brian R. Chambers & Charles A. Harrington of Dennis, MA for THE WORK OF ART
Josh Childs of Nashville, TN for PROPHET
Romeo Ciolfi of Toronto, Ontario, CAN for WALK
Michelle Cox, Torry Martin & Marshal Younger of Spring Hill, TN for JUST 18 SUMMERS
Jack Davidson of Sparks, NV for THE GREAT SIGN
James M. De Vince of Wallingford, CT for THE BASKETBALL
Marty Delmon of Neauphle-le-Château, FR for FACE TO FACE
Dennis Doud of Eagle River, WI for LIFE, LEAVING, AND THE MOTHER ROAD
Betty Ellington-Smith of Santa Fe, NM for A CERTAIN CHARM
Stan Evans of Valley Village, CA for LORD OCKLEY AND THE ALIEN
Charles Felton of Colorado Springs, CO for THE POSTULANT
Jeffrey Field of Overland Park, KS for UNDELIVERED
Joseph Fieramosca of Shorewood, IL for THE FINAL ACT
Antony Ford, Jeffey Hayden, Walter Trobisch of London, ENG for HEARTS OF AFRICA
Jon Freda & Letty Serra of New York, NY for SAY NOTHING
Domenic Fusco & Jack Murphy of Sanford, FL for JEWELS FOR THE JOURNEY
William Gebby of Indianapolis, IN for NORTH STAR
Jeanne Griffin of Hamilton, OH for GRANDMA'S LACE
Cynthia Harford of Washington, IL for JOURNEY WITH HALLAH
David (Nicholas) Hartmann of Mason, OH for A DOLPHIN IN OUR LAKE
Judy Klass of Nashville, TN for A SISTER FOR CHRISTMAS
Beverly Kuhn-Moyer of Lincoln University, PA for HIGHER POWERBALL
Bryan Lake of Stevenson Ranch, CA for BOB
Jeremy David Lee of West Hills, CA for ROCK POINT DRAW
Ryan Lee of Los Angeles, CA for WILL TO LIVE
Jacinta Maria Landrum of Westerville, OH for IN A FALLEN WORLD
Kenneth R. Marken of Casper, WY for UNAWARE
Jacalyn S. McLeod of Lee's Summit, MO for HOUSE OF HOPE
Clark McMillian of Bowie, MD for INVESTMENT IN TIME
Heath W. Miller of Cochrane, Alberta, CAN for BEAUTIFUL CATASTROPHE
Sean Paul Murphy of Baltimore, MD for I, JOHN
Brian Nelson of White Bear Lake, MN for WHITE LIGHT
John Patus & Paul Duran of Los Angeles, CA for THE STORY OF PAUL
Carol L. Paur of Delavan, WI for VALENTINE
Scott A. Peterson of Champlin, MN for THE CURRENT
Bryan Ready of Shoreview, MN for HOLEY CHILDHOOD
Marcia Chandler Rhea & Margaret Ford Rogers of Charleston, SC for THE CONFEDERATE LEGEND
David P. Searby of Panama for THE CHAMBERS CHALLENGE
Diane Short of China Spring, TX for CROSSROADS CAFÉ
Neal Sibley of Knoxville, TN for DREAM CHRISTMAS
Mabel Elizabeth Singletary of Somerset, NJ for CAMP KALEIDOSCOPE
Melissa Marie Sneed of Kingsport, TN for CASTLE IN THE SAND

Lizanne Southgate & Alan Sproles of Visalia, CA for ABE AND EVERETT
Lizanne Southgate & Alan Sproles of Visalia, CA for FIFTY SEVEN CENTS
Amy Swanson of Downingtown, PA for THE LEFTOVERS
Kathryn F. Taylor of Cary, NC for GUARDIAN ANGEL
Cody W. Urban of Palmdale, CA for NICHOLAS
Beverly Varnado of Athens, GA for BRAVE GIRL
Keith Ward of Westminister, MD for BROKEN BOW
Anthony Watson & Shelia Watson of Charleston, SC for GUARDIANSHIP
Marcus Webb of Stamford, CT for AND THERE WAS LIGHT
Rusty Whitener of Pulaski, VA for ALLAH'S FIRE
Amy Williams of Marina Del Rey, CA for HALO THEORY

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