Michael is an award-winning Screenwriter and Producer working in Film, TV and Online content.
In 2015 Michael original comedy web series CUPID was an official selection at ten international festivals picking up four nominations including Best Comedic Writing (Miami Web Fest 2015) and Winning Best Web Series (Digitalmation Awards May 2015).
In 2016 Michael’s short film ALREADY DEAD (2016) a short mockumentary about a group of recovering zombies. The film explores the social prejudices towards migrants, refugees, race and religion using a well-known and loved genre. The film was awarded the Silver Award at the London Worldwide Comedy Film Festival alongside a nomination for Best Comedy Short at the FilmQuest Fest and Best Horror at the Glasgow Horror Film Festival.
Michael's short script MUSTARD was selected as a quarter finalist in the Screencraft Short Screenplay Contest 2017 and his feature script ALREADY DEAD was a finalist at the Oaxaca Film Festival 2017.
Recently Michael wrote the original screenplay for CAIN HILL (2017) produced by Cupsogue Pictures and starring Gemma Atkinson, Alex Zane and Michael Parr.
Michael is currently developing two feature scripts including Horror feature A LONG WEEKEND and a full version of his comedy horror SHREDDERS
Long Weekend Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror In an attempt to reconcile his failing marriage Chris Gordon takes his family away for a long weekend at Sunnydale Holiday Park. But this holiday park is far from ordinary. Inhabited by mysterious residents the Gordon’s are about the experience the worst weekend of their lives.
Shredders Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror ⋄ Comedy During an annual Christmas office party, Office workers Stan, Peggy & Richard; three unlikely heroes, find themselves fighting for their lives when their building becomes overrun by a horde of sharped toothed Creatures hungry for human flesh.
Film (short) by Posh Dinosaur Productions Producer During an annual Christmas office party, Office workers Stan, Peggy & Richard; three unlikely heroes, find themselves fighting for their lives when their building becomes overrun by a horde of sharped toothed Creatures hungry for human flesh . . . But these Creatures just picked the wrong party to crash. Armed with only office supplies, the trio must work together if they’re going to survive. Who said those team-building weekends wouldn’t come in handy? Paying homage to 1980s creature features, SHREDDERS is a blend of action, horror and hilarious comedy dripping in neon and synth.
Film (Horror and Thriller) Writer A group of documentary filmmakers are filming a TV special about the events which occurred at the famous and mysterious abandoned Cain Hill asylum many years earlier, and the unexplained abductions and murders that have occurred at the site since then. The group soon learn that one of the inmates never left Cain Hill at all.
Film (Comedy, Horror and Short) Writer/Director/Producer 15 years after a zombie outbreak (ZE Day) Zombies live among us, working 9-5 jobs, holidaying in Barbados and living "life" to the fullest. A documentary crew have been given exclusive access to a group of zombie's day to day "lives" to discover the struggles they have to deal with on a daily basis. 'Already Dead' asks whether we have truly come to accept zombies or are we still living in 2001?
Television (Comedy) Writer/Producer The series follows Ben (Michael James Dean) a young man looking for love on a dating website after a series of disappointing relationships. Things take an unexpected turn when help flutters into his life in the form of Cupid (Darren Ruston) who offers to help Ben find that special someone. No longer innocent and cherubic, this Cupid is sarcastic, hostile and disheartened, but he recognises something in Ben that he hesitantly welcomes and they embark on a weird and whimsical journey. Unceremoniously replaced as the harbinger of love, the mysterious Cupid is self-admittedly rusty and unpractised and Ben's initial series of dates are disastrous and hopeless. Yet these are, on hindsight, a part of the wise and wily Cupid's plans and when Ben is about to quit in comes the beautiful, warm and surprising Lucy (Lauren Wigmore). As Ben has always done, he readily confides his thoughts and feelings to his best friend and girl next door; the insightful, sensitive and funny Kayleigh (Shelley ... Written by Anon
Order of the Ram
Film (Short and Horror) Producer Order of the Ram follows Mary, a young, well-spoken college girl who is well liked within the small town she resides. Suddenly her life is turned upside down when she awakes, bound within a dense wood, to find herself staring into the eyes of 'Mother'. Before her stand the Order of the Ram, a satanic cult lead by 'Mother', who's pure ambition in life, is to bring fourth their savior and to achieve this they believe Mary is their saviors chosen one. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Posh Dinosaur Productions (Thriller) Producer/Director
I'm With Cupid
Television by Posh Dinosaur Productions (Comedy) Writer
Theater by 4FRONT Performance Company Writer
University of Lincoln