Sean Paul Murphy, Writer

Sean Paul Murphy, Writer
Sean Paul Murphy, Writer

Thursday, February 21, 2013

"Game of Pawns" wins awards

"Game of Pawns," is the amazing true story of how Chinese Intelligence services recruited Glenn Duffie Shriver, an American student in Shanghai, to infiltrate the C.I.A.  The short film was written by yours truly and produced by Rocket Media for the Counter Intelligence Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  It recently won six Peer Awards:

Best Docudrama (under 30 minutes) -Silver
Education/Training ($25K and over) -Silver
Acting on Camera (Dramatic, male) - Silver (Josh Murray)
Directing Non-fiction (Under 30 minutess/Over 50K) - Gold (Tom Feliu)
Editing Non-fiction (Under 30 minutes) - Bronze (T. Scott Snider)
Director of Photography (Dramatic Short)  - Silver (Johnny St. Ours)

As you probably noticed, the script itself didn't take home any awards.  However, since the piece won best docudrama, I think it must've been okay!  Plus, I got a Peer Award last year for writing "Betrayed".  Congratulations to everyone involved, and I'm certain the film will convey a compelling message to students at risk of being compromised by foreign intelligence services.


  1. How does one view this movie? Only a portion of it seems to be available online.

  2. This film is not in wide release yet. It is currently being shown on college campuses.

  3. Great job! I just watched the film at a briefing on my campus and it was very enlightening!

  4. Is it possible to get a copy of this DVD or an online link? I just watched it in an NCIS briefing and several of us want our college age children to view it.

    1. Here's a link to the entire film: