Michael Murphy received a Certificate in Feature Film Writing from UCLA in 2009. THE KNUCKLEBALLER was adapted from his biographical manuscript researched in cooperation with Gene Bearden's family.
What others are saying:
"An American Hero's story that will attract A-list talent!... Extreme Screenwriting has been in the coverage business for 14 years and I must say that 'The Knuckleballer' is one of the best baseball scripts I've read!" -- Barb Doyon, "Extreme Screenwriting"
THE KNUCKLEBALLER has also been recognized or an official selection at these festivals or contests:
Nicholl Fellowships, 2009 (Top 15%)
2009 All Sports Los Angele Film Festival (Best Screenplay)
2009 Beverly Hills International Film Festival (Official Selection)
2009 Charleston International Film Festival (Finalist)
2009 Beaufort Film Festival, Finalist
2008 August Sun TV and Film Festival (Best Screenplay)
2008 Prince Edward Island Film Festival (Finalist; Official Selection)
11th Montclair International Film Festival, New Jersey, 2008 (Official Selection)
5th Dixie Film Festival (Athens, GA), 2008 (Finalist; Official Selection)