Magazine article Screen International

Joe Murtagh, Stars of Tomorrow 2016

Magazine article Screen International

Joe Murtagh, Stars of Tomorrow 2016

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"I wrote a short, it was dreadful, they made it into a film that was even worse," he says.

But Murtagh was itching to write more scripts.

While working as a labourer in London, he sent a screenplay to the National Film and Television School (NFTS), and was accepted into the Screenwriting Masters programme.

There, he struck up a close partnership with writer-director Nick Rowland and producer Daniel Emmerson - both Screen Stars of Tomorrow in 2015. Murtagh and Rowland collaborated with producer Alexandra Breede on short Group B, about a rally driver, which was nominated for a Student Academy Award in 2015.

He also co-wrote Out Of Sight with Rowland, about a recovering drug addict, with that short premiering at Sundance 2015.

On graduating from the NFTS, Murtagh was presented with the school's most promising student award as recognition for writing more short films than anyone else in the history of the course (seven in two years). …

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