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Biography

Writer of many optioned features and produced shorts. Nicholl Quarterfinalist. Winner of Slamdance, Table Read My Screenplay, International Horror & Sci-fi, and other contests. Films DEAD IN THE ROOM and DEARLY DEPARTED screened at major film festivals. Adapted screenplay, SLANDER, now in pre-production. B.A. in English from Stanford.

Known For
Dead in the Room, Dearly Departed

VILLETTE

Marjory Kaptanoglu
Romance Drama

After her elderly employer dies, a lonely young woman travels from her native England to the French city of Villette to teach English at a girls' school, where she follows a thorny path toward romance. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Charlotte Brontë, author of JANE EYRE.

MAN OR BORK

Marjory Kaptanoglu
Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy

After accidentally switching bodies with a household droid of limited intelligence called a Bork, a driven scientist falls in love and learns to embrace his humanity, but it will all be for nothing if he can’t find the missing droid and transfer back.

INVADER

Marjory Kaptanoglu
Mystery & Suspense Sci-Fi & Fantasy

When a woman stranded on a Pacific Island joins the only other inhabitant to defend against a hostile alien, the man’s contradictory behavior makes her question the reality of her perceptions.

THE COURTESAN

Marjory Kaptanoglu
Mystery & Suspense Drama

*2016 Nicholl Quarterfinalist* After a spoiled courtesan learns the unsavory truth about her patron, she forms a reluctant alliance with a secret society of women who use violent means to right the wrongs against them.

DEVILED GIRL

Marjory Kaptanoglu
Comedy Romance

An over-zealous young woman makes a Faustian deal to marry the man of her dreams, with a bartender in a devil costume who may or may not be the real thing.

SLANDER

Ilo Orleans, Marjory Kaptanoglu, Phyllis Housen
Mystery & Suspense Drama

Against the backdrop of DC politics, a liberal activist from New York City struggles to prove his innocence in the murder of his lover, a closeted Republican journalist.

FELLSTONE

Marjory Kaptanoglu
Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy

A fourteen-year-old girl embarks on a quest to bring back her father from the dead by stealing the most prized magical artifact of the wicked conjurer, Fellstone.

FISHER'S LIGHT

Marjory Kaptanoglu
Mystery & Suspense

When his lover’s dead body turns up inside the drifting boat belonging to his father – now missing and presumed dead – a young man whose actions triggered these deadly events tries to recover evidence that incriminates him, in a journey that may lead to his redemption.

THE COURTESAN

Marjory Kaptanoglu
Mystery & Suspense Drama

*Feature version is a 2016 Nicholl Quarterfinalist* In an alternate period reality where women's rights are severely limited, a courtesan's life unravels after she discovers the unsavory truth about her benefactor. The revelation propels her down a dark path from pampered child to a woman of powerful ambition, as she allies herself with a secret society of wives determined to right the wrongs against them.