J.J. Murphy is a filmmaker, scholar, and author J. J. Murphy, writing on American Indie Cinema, screenwriting, avant–garde cinema, comtemporary art, and the films of Andy Warhol.

Murphy’s films have screened at various showcases, film festivals, and major art museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Anthology Film Archives, the Museum of the Moving Image, the National Gallery of Art, The Austrian Film Museum (Vienna), The Barbican Film Centre (London), and the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris).

He has published articles in such journals as Film CultureFilm QuarterlyMillennium Film Journal, and the Journal of Screenwriting and he is the author of two books: Me and You and Memento and Fargo: How Independent Screenplays Work (Continuum, 2007) and The Black Hole of the Camera: The Films of Andy Warhol (University of California Press, 2012).

Murphy serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Screenwriting and is an editor of the new Palgrave Studies in Screenwriting series. He teaches film production, screenwriting, and film studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.