Nick Vincent Murphy

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Books

Agent: Robert Kirby
Assistant: Kate Walsh

Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Michelle Archer
Assistant: Grace Baxter

Books

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.

 

Children's

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2015

Macmillan

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?

2014

Macmillan Children's Books

*WINNER Children's Book of the Year (Senior Category) award at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2014.
Successful film and TV star, Chris O' Dowd, collaborates with friend and screenwriter Nick Vincent Murphy in Moone Boy: The Blunder Years, the first in this hilarious, illustrated series.

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.

Television

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INTERGALACTIC

2018 - 2019

Moonage Pictures/Tiger Aspect/Sky

Writer, 1 episode.
New sci-fi series.
Showrunner: Julie Gearey.
Exec Producers: Julie Gearey, Will Gould, Iona Vrolyk, Frith Tiplady, Matthew Read, Richard Foster, Tony Moulsdale.

DORG VAN DANGO

2019

Cartoon Saloon / DHX Media

Animated TV Series. Writer and Executive Story Editor.

SHAUN THE SHEEP 'THE FARMER's LLAMAS'

2015

Aardman Animations/ BBC 1/ Amazon Video

Co-writer
Half-hour special
*Winner of Best Kids' Animation at International Emmy Awards, 2017*
*Nominated for Best Drama in the Children's Bafta Awards, 2016*

MOONE BOY 3

2014

Sky 1/ HotCod/ Babycow/ Sprout

6 episodes.
Co-written with Chris O'Dowd.
Series directed by Chris O'Dowd.
*Nominated in five categories at the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards 2015, including Best Writer: Soap and Comedy, and Best Comedy

MOONE BOY 2 (2013-14)

Sky / HotCod / Babycow / Sprout

5 episodes co-written with Chris O'Dowd.
1 episode sole-credit - "Ghost Raft".
Series directed by Ian Fitzgibbon.
Starring Chris O'Dowd, Peter McDonald, Deirdre O'Kane.
Also featuring: Johnny Vegas, Simon Day, Pat Shortt, Amy Huberman.
* Winner of Best Sitcom at the The British Comedy Awards, 2014
* Winner of Best Entertainment (2nd year in a row) and Best TV Director (Ian Fitzgibbon) at the Irish Film & Television Awards, 2014
* Nominated Best Scripted Comedy, BAFTA Television Awards, 2015
* Nominated in 6 categories at the 10th annual Irish Film and Television Academy Awards
* Nominated for Best Script Programme at the Broadcast Digital Awards, 2014
* Nominated for Best Scripted Comedy at Royal Television Society Awards 2015
* Nominated for Best Comedy, Televisual Bulldog Awards, 2015

MOONE BOY

2012

Sky 1 / HotCod / Babycow / Sprout

Co-written with Chris O'Dowd
6 x 30 min comedy series
Directed by Declan Lowney
Starring Chris O'Dowd, Peter McDonald, Deirdre O'Kane.
Also featuring Steve Coogan and Johnny Vegas.
* Winner of Best Comedy at the 41st International Emmy Awards, 2013
* Winner of Best Entertainment at the Irish Film & Television Awards, 2013
* Nominated for Best Drama Script at the Irish Film & Television Awards, 2013
* Nominated for Best Director, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress at the Irish Film & Television Awards, 2013
* Nominated for Best Multichannel at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, 2013
* No 1 on The Hollywood Reporter's Best Comedies of 2013

CAPTURING SANTA

2010

Sprout / Sky 1

Co-written with Chris O'Dowd
Part of Sky's "Little Crackers" season
Directed by Peter Cattaneo
Starring Chris O'Dowd, Sharon Horgan, Clive Swift
* Screened at Dublin Film Festival, 2011
* Palm Springs Film Festival, 2011
* Bermuda Film Festival, 2011
* Atlanta Film Festival, 2011
* Winner of Grand Prize Short Film and Audience Award Ages 8-14 at the New York International Children's Film Festival, 2012

THE RUNNING MATE

2007

Rubicon Films / TG4 (Ireland)

Co-writer of episodes 3 & 4
4 x 1 hour comedy-drama series
€2m budget
Directed by Declan Recks
Starring: Denis Conway, Don Wycherley
* Winner of Best Single Drama and Nominated for Best Television Script at The Irish Film & Television Awards 2008

THE OFFSIDE SHOW

2005

Caboom / TV3 (Ireland)

Co-Writer
6 x 30m live interactive comedy chat show about soccer

In Development

ProductionCompanyNotes

PUCK

Animated Feature Film.

THE AVIARY

Tiger Aspect Productions

Writer.
Three-part miniseries adaptation of the novel "The Salesman" by Joseph O'Connor.

ONE

Tiger Aspect Productions/Channel 4

Writer. Six-part miniseries adaptation of the novel “One” by Sarah Crossan.

GOTH GIRL

Tiger Aspect

Writer. 1 episode.
Adaptation of the "Goth Girl" series of books by Chris Riddell.

Film

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HIDEAWAYS (AKA THE LAST FURLONG)

2011

Fidélité, (France) / Octagon Films (Ireland) / Filmgate (Sweden)

Feature Film.
Writer.
Director: Agnès Merlet
Starring: Harry Treadaway, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Thomas Brodie-Sangster
Filmed in Ireland with a budget of €6.6m.
Distributor: Wild Bunch
* World Premiere at The Tribeca Film Festival, NY, USA, 2011
* Winner: Best European Fantastic Feature, Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival, 2011
* Irish Premiere at Galway Film Festival, 2012

Short Films

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BIG MASSIVE PROTEST

2006

Director and editor
Short documentary
* Screened at the Stranger Than Fiction documentary festival and Galway Film Festival, 2006

WAITING ROOM

2001

Writer / Director
Short film.
* Screened at Galway Film Festival, 2001, and broadcast on RTE 2

DEAD LEG

2001

Writer / Director
Short film
* Winner: Best Film Script at the Irish National Student Media Awards 2001

2000 - 2001: Masters in Film Production, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland.

1996 - 2000: Bachelor of Arts in English & History, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.