Arnon Z. Shorr


Arnon Z. Shorr is a writer/director of character-driven adventures and thrillers, where heroes grapple with the extraordinary, and in doing so, learn important truths about themselves. He is also a writer of books, comics and graphic novels. Arnon spent most of his childhood between worlds: a Hebrew speaker in America, a private school kid with no money, a suburbanite in a rented apartment. So he tells stories that embrace the peculiar, where encounters with the strange reveal who we are. Arnon’s screenplays include a Page finalist and a Launch Pad top-50. And his swashbuckling graphic novel, José and the Pirate Captain Toledano, is an expansion of his award-winning short film about Jewish pirates in the 16th century Caribbean. He is a 2024 Fellow of the JWI Screenwriters Lab, and a 2024-25 Fellow of the PJ Library Sephardic Stories Initiative.