Spooky Films Logo


Spooky Films, now based in Los Angeles, originated in New Orleans as a collaboration between Marta (writing & photography) and Tom Murphy (music, writing, & performance arts). Their video shorts received national attention for their strong political stance and controversial subjects.

Their world was one of art centers, galleries, raves, and cable. They won several cash awards at film and media festivals and earned kudos at an international filmmakers symposium sponsored by the U.S. State Dept.

After exploring the realm of home-grown productions, the couple moved to Los Angeles, where they now work in entertainment. Their creative services grew to include online media, music journalism, and art services for televison and film.

When Marta first arrived in Los Angeles, she was chosen for the WGA Writing Program, a paid internship with the writers at Star Trek Voyager. Most fun she's ever had in a day job.

Marta's latest novel, The Vatican Solution, a political thriller set in post-World War II Italy, was a semifinalist in the Nicholl Fellowship and the Chesterfield Writers Project.

Marta's second novel Acapulco Buds, is an adult dark comedy novel set in the late 1960s— love, war, dope, the CIA... and Go-Go dancing commies.

Marta's first novel The Return is a story of love and horror set in New Orleans.

Marta's short scary fairy tale, Angelita, is available to read free online.

She's published two photography books: Carnival Dreams and The House on Rue Burgundy, and is presently writing Bloodline, the Winter's Child, an adult dark fantasy novel. An early version was a quarter-finalist in the Chesterfield Writers Project.

Marta's other project in the works is The Dream Machine, a time-travel fantasy set in 1930's Hollywood.

Tom and Marta co-wrote Borderline, a crime drama screenplay, set on the Tex-Mex Border.

Acapulco Buds Novel
Novel — Dark Comedy
The Return
Novel — Dark Fantasy
The Vatican Solution Novel
Novel — Political Thriller
Bloodline Novel
Novel — Dark Fantasy
Angelita Fairy Tale
Short Story
Screenplay - Crime Drama
Carnival Dreams - photography book
Mardi Gras Photography
Infrared Nude Photography