Michael Richardson

MA in TV Fiction Writing 2011 

Freelance Writer

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"I really enjoyed my time on the course. I learned a lot, especially about long-running drama and how to structure a story. I think it's been invaluable in terms of my confidence - it's really affected the way I carry myself now."
Michael Richardson

Michael Lee Richardson’s short film My Loneliness is Killing Me was commissioned by the Scottish Film Talent Network as part of the Scottish Shorts programme. It shoots in February 2018, directed by Tim Courtney.

Since graduating in 2011, Michael has written comedy and animation for CBBC and BBC Alba, and taken part in development schemes with BBC Writersroom, IdeasTap and the Scottish Book Trust.

Michael received the Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2015.

His comedy script Monster was shortlisted for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Comedy Award and the David Nobbs Memorial Prize. His young adult comedy script Real Life Experience was ‘highly commended’ for BBC Writersroom’s Trans Comedy Award.

Michael is passionate about queer and trans representation on television, and has worked with All About Trans, a group which advises the media. He is currently working on QWPS, a mentoring project for queer writers, with 404 Ink.

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