Photo: Sequoia Hearne

Photo: Sequoia Hearne

 Michael Richardson

Agent: Louisa Minghella

Michael Richardson is an award-winning writer currently based in Glasgow. His recent short, MY LONELINESS IS KILLING ME, won the 2018 Scottish BAFTA for Best Short Film. Michael has taken part in BBC writersrooms, and has won several awards for his original scripts. Michael started writing in 2010 and since then has written several produced shorts, children’s television episodes, and performed plays. He is also the author of THE OTHER TEAM, WE WERE ALWAYS HERE, and contributed to the queer anthology PROUD.

Michael’s work focuses on LGBTQ+ characters and stories. When Michael isn’t writing, he is a community campaigner and works at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

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In Development:

CONFIDENTIAL PROJECT (Kindle Entertainment)

STATION ROAD (high-concept drama)

MONSTER (half-hour comedy series)

MY MAD FAMILY (children’s sitcom)


GRABBING (drama series)

OUT (drama anthology series)

LADYLIKE (series)


FRAOCHY BAY ‘The Time Machine’ (BBC Alba)



WILL (Tron Theatre Glasgow)

Short Film:

MY LONELINESS IS KILLING ME (Edinburgh International Festival 2018)

GIFT OF THE VAGI (48 Hour Film Festival)

LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS (48 Hour Film Festival)


2018 BAFTA Scotland Winner - Best Short Film for MY LONELINESS IS KILLING ME

2018/19 BBC Writersroom Scotland - Drama Room

2018 International Film Festival 2018 - Official Selection

2017 BBC Writersroom Drama Room - Longlist for STATION ROAD

2017 David Nobbs Memorial Award - Shortlist for MONSTER

2015 Scottish Book Trust New Writer’s Award

2015 The Big Idea - Shortlist MY MAD FAMILY

2014 BAFTA Rocliffe New Comedy Forum - Shortlist for MONSTER

2013 Trans Comedy Award - Highly Commended for REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE

2013 BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Award - Shortlist for DEAD BEN

Frank Deasy Award BBC Scotland - Shortlist for GRABBING