I’m a writer/director and author of character-driven adventures and thrillers, where heroes grapple with the extraordinary, and in doing so, learn important truths about themselves.
I am also editor in chief of Maggid Comics, a Jewish comics publisher at Source Point Press. There, I shepherd multiple comics series (including my own) and manage the development of a new Jewish Comics Universe.
I spent most of my childhood between worlds: a Hebrew speaker in America, a private school kid with no money, a suburbanite in a rented apartment. Whenever I’d set foot in one world, my other foot would betray me as different. For that reason, I tell stories that embrace the peculiar, where encounters with the strange reveal who we are.
And those stories seem to be resonating: My films have captivated audiences at film festivals around the globe. My screenplays placed in dozens of contests. And my award-winning graphic novel debuted in May, 2022, to rave reviews.
With fresh screenplays ready to go, new comics on the way and a universe to build, I am looking to expand my team, forge new partnerships, and once again elevate difference on the page and the screen.
From Screen to Page – The unusual journey of a story about Jewish Pirates
Filmmaker and author Arnon Z. Shorr shares his award-winning short film, “The Pirate Captain Toledano”, and talks about the unusual process of adapting that film into his popular middle-grade graphic novel, “José and the Pirate Captain Toledano”.
The Heritage Sandbox – Tapping your personal heritage for genre fiction inspiration
Filmmaker, screenwriter and author Arnon Z. Shorr guides creative writers through a process of identifying stories from their personal or family history, and reinterpreting them through a genre fiction lens.
Jews on Screen – 120 years of representation and misrepresentation of Jews in popular film and TV
Filmmaker and author Arnon Z. Shorr takes you on a multimedia-filled romp through more than a century of Hollywood movies and TV to explore the evolving ways that Jews have been depicted.