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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.