Tom Murtagh | Writer / Creative
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Biography

Tom is a creative writer and atypical thinker with years of involvement with copywriting, marketing, fiction writing, screenwriting and filmmaking.

With a year of hitchhiking around the US and a degree in philosophy, Tom has one foot on the ground and one in the creative metaverse. He’s lived in New York, Providence, and LA and has been involved with endless creative endeavors including screenwriting, fiction, ghostwriting, marketing, commercials bartending, house painting and filmmaking. Not necessarily in that order.

He’s written numerous screenplays, original as well as work-for-hire, and he’s sold or optioned numerous projects to producers over time. More recently he’s begun directing and his feature film The Ascent is near completion.

Tom regularly works with Mission Control Group as a creative and copywriter, and he is the co-creator of MC’s 2014 Addy Award winning “Where Movie Lovers Belong” campaign and won other awards with the team at MCG. Tom writes treatments for commercial directors,  helping explain their vision to prospective clients with clarity and sensitivity.  He also writes voiceover copy for TV and radio spots, creates copy for websites, always focused on the story and needs of each client.  He enjoys writing fiction in his spare time.

Experience

1990 to present

Have written over 60 feature length and TV formatted scripts. Sold or optioned many of these projects.

1995 – Present

Wrote or co-wrote numerous scripts-for-hire, working for producers, adapting their ideas/stories into screenplays. Samples available upon request.

1999-2000

Wrote and co-produced feature-length indie film, Orphan in Boston MA with Cathartic Filmworks.

2008 - Present

Creative for advertising and marketing at Mission Control Group. ArcLight Cinemas Member Campaign of 2009. Ten Year Campaign for ArcLight Cinemas 2012. Ran ArcLight’s Facebook page from 2009-2012.

2009 - Present

Commercial Treatments. Wrote numerous treatments for commercial directors as part of their bidding process. Samples available upon request.

2011

Co-Creator “Crazy Wedding Proposal” viral video for Neuro Drink. Garnered over 25 million views.

2013 – Present

Wrote and directed The Ascent, feature-length supernatural thriller film currently in post-production.

2014

Where Movie Lovers Belong Campaign. Co-created this Addy Award winning campaign for ArcLight Cinemas, which brought together social media influencers such as Smosh with traditional celebs like Stan Lee to recreate favorite movie scenes for ArcLight Cinemas.

2015

International Fund for Animal Welfare. “Cats, Dogs and Us.” Educational film for children in over 25 nations that bridges cultural attitudes for cats and dogs and helps overcome negative ideas about these animals for the benefit of all. Reached over five million children.

2016

#MyArcLight Contest. Co-created the social media campaign for ArcLight Cinemas where fans recreated their favorite movie scenes to win a Lifetime Pass from ArcLight Cinemas. Radio and TV personalities worked as judges and also created their own movie photo magic.

 

Skills

Screenwriting

Fiction

Copywriting

Commercial Treatments

Creative/Ideation

Social Media

Storytelling

Brand Identification

Listening

Testimonials

Work

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Tom@TomMurtagh.com
(818) 825-0640