Nick has a BA in English and History from Trinity College, Dublin and a MA in Film Production from The Dublin Institute of Technology.
His first feature film, HIDEAWAYS, had its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2011.
Nick is co-writer of the critically acclaimed comedy series, MOONE BOY, with Chris O'Dowd.
The first series won an International Emmy in 2013 for Best Comedy and was voted No 1 on the Hollywood Reporter's Best Comedies of 2013, with the second series picking up the British Comedy Award for Best Sitcom in 2014. Series three aired earlier this year.
Nick and Chris also have a two-book deal with Macmillan for MOONE BOY. The first book, MOONE BOY: THE BLUNDER YEARS received the Children's Book of the Year (Senior Category) award at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2014. The second book, MOONE BOY: THE FISH DETECTIVE is due to be published in October 2015.
Successful film and TV star Chris O' Dowd collaborates with friend and fellow screenwriter Nick Vincent Murphy on Moone Boy 2: The Fish Detective, the second in this hilarious illustrated series inspired by the Sky TV series they co-wrote.
Martin's parents are strapped for cash: it's going to be a budget Christmas this year. So Martin plans to buy his own presents - and attempts, unsuccessfully, to get a job. Padraic puts in a word for him with his Auntie Bridget, who runs the local butcher's shop. But her shop is struggling as the fish shop across the road undercuts her and Bridget just can't compete. No one knows how the owner, Francie Feeley, does it - especially since he doesn't seem to employ anyone at his fish factory. No one goes in; no one goes out - it's a mystery.
Intrigued, Martin decides to go undercover and find out the truth, like a fish-mole - or fish detective. Martin infiltrates the factory and discovers that Francie is illegally employing a gang of Brazilian fish-gutters. They're a lot of fun and one of them, Fabio, becomes Martin's good friend. But when Martin is exposed as a spy, he has to choose which side he's on. Will Christmas be ruined for the whole of Boyle?
Macmillan Children's Books
*WINNER Children's Book of the Year (Senior Category) award at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2014.
Martin Moone is eleven and completely fed up with being the only boy in a family of girls. He's desperate for a decent wingman to help him navigate his idiotic life. So when best mate Padraic suggests Martin get an imaginary friend - or 'IF' for short - he decides to give it a go.
His first attempt is Loopy Lou, a hyperactive goofball who loves writing rubbish rap songs. But Martin soon gets fed up with Lou's loopiness and decides to trade in his IF for someone a little less wacky. Enter Sean 'Caution' Murphy, an imaginary office clerk in a bad suit with a passion for laziness and a head full of dodgy jokes. Sean is full of tips and tricks to guide Martin through the perils of the playground, from dealing with his sisters' pranks to beating the bullying Bonner boys. But getting rid of Lou is not that easy, and having TWO imaginary friends is a recipe for trouble!
Film, TV & Theatre
Nick is co-writer of the critically acclaimed comedy, MOONE BOY, with Chris O'Dowd. They made three seasons together, which won an International Emmy for Best Comedy in 2013, was voted No. 1 on the Hollywood Reporter's Best Comedies of 2013, won the British Comedy Award for Best Sitcom in 2014, was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Scripted Comedy in 2015, and won a total of 3 IFTAs.
Nick and Chris have co-written four MOONE BOY books for Macmillan – ‘The Blunder Years’, ‘The Fish Detective’, ‘The Marvelous Activity Manual’, and ‘The Notion Potion’. Their first book won the Children's Book of the Year Award (Senior Category) at the Irish Book Awards 2014. Nick also co-wrote the animated half-hour special SHAUN THE SHEEP: THE FARMER’S LLAMAS, which won the International Emmy 2017 for Best Kids Animation.
Currently, Nick is adapting the novel ONE by Sarah Crossan and the THE SALESMAN by Joseph O’Connor (adaptation titled THE AVIARY), both for Tiger Aspect. He is also Executive Story Editor on animated series DORG VAN DANGO with Cartoon Saloon.
2018 - 2019
Moonage Pictures/Tiger Aspect/Sky
Writer, 1 episode.
DORG VAN DANGO
Cartoon Saloon / DHX Media
Animated TV Series. Writer and Executive Story Editor.
SHAUN THE SHEEP 'THE FARMER's LLAMAS'
Aardman Animations/ BBC 1/ Amazon Video
MOONE BOY 3
Sky 1/ HotCod/ Babycow/ Sprout
MOONE BOY 2 (2013-14)
Sky / HotCod / Babycow / Sprout
5 episodes co-written with Chris O'Dowd.
Sky 1 / HotCod / Babycow / Sprout
Co-written with Chris O'Dowd
Sprout / Sky 1
Co-written with Chris O'Dowd
THE RUNNING MATE
Rubicon Films / TG4 (Ireland)
Co-writer of episodes 3 & 4
THE OFFSIDE SHOW
Caboom / TV3 (Ireland)
Animated Feature Film.
Tiger Aspect Productions
Tiger Aspect Productions/Channel 4
Writer. Six-part miniseries adaptation of the novel “One” by Sarah Crossan.
Writer. 1 episode.
HIDEAWAYS (AKA THE LAST FURLONG)
Fidélité, (France) / Octagon Films (Ireland) / Filmgate (Sweden)
BIG MASSIVE PROTEST
Director and editor
Writer / Director
Writer / Director
2000 - 2001: Masters in Film Production, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland.
1996 - 2000: Bachelor of Arts in English & History, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.