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Screenplays by Arthur M. Jolly

I've been a screenwriter for many years, first getting some notice when The Free Republic of Bobistan was awarded The Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
More recently, I was an alternate selection for the Fox Writers Intensive, and the feature film Where We Disappear won the Best feature Pro-Action at the 2021 Artemis Film Festival. I have a new short film, Still Waters, on the Canadian festival circuit this year, and a new spec horror feature script that I'm excited about: Mom's Room!


I'm thrilled to announce that a new short film version of Still Waters directed by Katia Café-Fébrissy premiered at the 25th Annual Reel Out Film Festival February 10th 2024, at The Screening Room in Kingston, Ontario.
There's more exciting news to share about this one - but I have to wait until the official announcement to tell you all! Stay tuned!

Reelout Film festival

Read more about Still Waters - the short film.

Still Waters - the short film

Still Waters - the short film

Where We Disappear on Amazon Prime.

Where We Disappear, the movie based on A Gulag Mouse, premiered in June of 2019 as part of the Dances with Films Festival at the Grauman Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles and won BEST FEATURE PRO-ACTION at the 2021 Artemis Film Festival. It's available now on Amazon Prime.

Dances With Films Festival

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Where We Disappear Where We Disappear.

Based on my Award winning play A Gulag Mouse.

When a privileged woman is sentenced to a prison camp for the murder of her abusive husband, she must form an unlikely alliance with her dangerous bunkmates if she is to survive.
Directed by Simon Fink, Produced by Vanessa Pantley and C.C. Chainey.
The movie premiered in Los Angeles at the Graumann Theatre.
Under the Same Sky
Under the Same Sky
A second generation Afghani-American goes to a land he has never known to save his ten year old cousin from an arranged marriage to a local warlord.
Screenplay by Arthur M. Jolly and Arthur McClenn. Directed by Anna Foerster. Produced by Raz Entertainment.
The Free Republic of Bobistan
The Free Republic of Bobistan
To save a Cuban refugee from deportation, an All-American oil rig worker declares an abandoned rig is an independent nation - and sparks an international crisis.
Winner of the Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting.


Still Waters - the short film
Still Waters
A couple struggle to reconnect and repair their relationship after the accidental drowning death of their young daughter.
Produced in 2023, set to start the festival circuit later this year. Directed by Katia Café-Fébrissy.
Childish Things - Short Film
Childish Things - the short movie
A man facing a terminal illness tries to reconcile with his daughter with the help of two of her childhood toys.
Based on my play published in The Best American Short Plays 2016. Directed by Matthew Singletary, produced by Vanessa Pantley.
Eight Ball
Eight Ball
A hit-woman posing as a D.A. confronts a brain damaged witness to determine if he poses a threat to her boss.
Winner of the 2017 Hammond House International Literary Prize for a Screenplay.
Produced in 2019, set for a UK release in 2022. Directed by Curtis Hogarth, Produced by Heather Buckby for Hammond House.


Just a selection of my Screenplays and TV pilots.

A grieving neuroscientist gets trapped by a predatory game designer in a computer simulation where her child survived.

Semifinalist in the 2018 Austin Film Festival Table read My Screenplay Competition.
A destitute girl longing to get into a business school must survive a summer internship for a maniacal CEO creating the world’s most cost-effective workforce... the undead.

Ten years after a nuclear apocalypse, a tough-as-nails survivor must fight her way through a hostile world to rescue her estranged daughter from cannibalistic scavengers.

When a rookie segment producer, a disgraced reporter and a group of environmentalist students discover the trash in the Pacific Gyre has coalesced into a floating island, they have the story of their lives... if they can survive the deep sea creatures drawn to the perpetual darkness beneath it.

Teenagers recruited by the CIA as a dirty-tricks crew go undercover as a squeaky clean pop-group - until their music video goes viral.

In a society overrun by the supernatural, a naive rookie gets assigned to a police squad commissioned to handle werewolf and vampire-related crimes.

99 - TV Pilot
Semifinalist in the 2019 Hollywood Film Festival Table Read My Screenplay Competition.
Five teenagers come of age in a dystopian future where only one in a hundred survives.

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