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Michael Clarkson

Writer/Director

The Clarkson Twins (Michael & Paul) are writer/directors based in London and LA. Michael is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.

Co-writers and directors of 5 star West End hit DEATH SHIP 666, their work has been seen by international audiences in the USA and Germany following a successful sell out run at Edinburgh Festival and London’s Leicester Square Theatre respectively. Their short films have made it to the finals of British film competitions Enter the Pitch and Film 4 Scene Stealers.

Michael and Paul were recently consultants on the Bad Wolf/HBO adaptation of the Philip Pullman trilogy HIS DARK MATERIALS.

Michael was a quarter-finalist in the Academy’s Nicholl Fellowship and recipient of the Sloan Award for his Rosalind Franklin biopic THE DARK LADY OF DNA.

Credits

CURRENT
Production (role):
WHEEL OF TIME
Company:
Sony / Amazon
Production (role):
SEE
Company:
Chernin Entertainment / Endeavour Content / Apple
Project details:
Consulting Producer

Writer of 1 x 60' episode

Created by Steve Knight
Production (role):
THE FEED
Company:
Studio Lambert / Amazon / Virgin
Project details:
1 x 60' episode

Based on the novel by Nick Clark Windo
Production (role):
RED ROSE
Company:
Eleven Films
Project details:
Creator and writer of original series
Production (role):
THE CLONING OF JOANNA MAY
Company:
Eleven Films / eOne
Production (role):
BYZANTIUM
Company:
Eleventh Hour Films
Production (role):
ANGELMAKER
Company:
Ink Factory Films
Project details:
Adaptation of Nick Harkaway's novel
Production (role):
HIS DARK MATERIALS
Company:
Bad Wolf/HBO
Project details:
Script consultants and story room writers
Production (role):
THE BILHAH
Company:
Bad Wolf
Project details:
Original pilot
Production (role):
NEVER IN DOUBT
Company:
Gateway Films
Project details:
Feature film
Production (role):
PLAGUE TIMES
Company:
Ecosse
Project details:
Adaptation of Louise Welsh's trilogy
THEATRE
Production (role):
DEATH SHIP 666! (Co-Writer / Co-Director)
Project details:
"Rip-rollicking, delightful extravaganza... this show is so slick and fast-paced it will leave you in a tail-spin!" - Daily Express *****

"Simply unmissable... This is perfection" - Three Weeks *****

"It's Titanic meets Airplane!" -Broadway Baby ****

"Hyper-energetic high-jinx" – Chortle ****
Production (role):
ONCE UPON A NIGHTMARE
Project details:
“Anyone with a taste for the magical will be completely transfixed by this unique experience” - Broadway Baby *****
AWARDS
Date: 2015
Production (role):
BAFTA
Project details:
LA Scholar
Date: 2014
Production (role):
Nicholl Fellowship
Project details:
Short List
Date: 2013
Production (role):
Enter the Pitch Film Competition, Pinewood Studios
Project details:
Finalist
Date: 2012
Production (role):
BAFTA Rocliffe
Project details:
Comedy Finalist
Date: 2012
Production (role):
Film 4 Scene Stealers
Project details:
Film Finalist
Date: 2012
Production (role):
Red Planet Prize
Project details:
Short List

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): WHEEL OF TIME
    Company: Sony / Amazon
    Project details:
  • Production (role): SEE
    Company: Chernin Entertainment / Endeavour Content / Apple
    Project details: Consulting Producer

    Writer of 1 x 60' episode

    Created by Steve Knight
  • Production (role): THE FEED
    Company: Studio Lambert / Amazon / Virgin
    Project details: 1 x 60' episode

    Based on the novel by Nick Clark Windo
  • Production (role): RED ROSE
    Company: Eleven Films
    Project details: Creator and writer of original series
  • Production (role): THE CLONING OF JOANNA MAY
    Company: Eleven Films / eOne
    Project details:
  • Production (role): BYZANTIUM
    Company: Eleventh Hour Films
    Project details:
  • Production (role): ANGELMAKER
    Company: Ink Factory Films
    Project details: Adaptation of Nick Harkaway's novel
  • Production (role): HIS DARK MATERIALS
    Company: Bad Wolf/HBO
    Project details: Script consultants and story room writers
  • Production (role): THE BILHAH
    Company: Bad Wolf
    Project details: Original pilot
  • Production (role): NEVER IN DOUBT
    Company: Gateway Films
    Project details: Feature film
  • Production (role): PLAGUE TIMES
    Company: Ecosse
    Project details: Adaptation of Louise Welsh's trilogy
  • Production (role)
    Project details
  • Production (role): DEATH SHIP 666! (Co-Writer / Co-Director)
    Project details: "Rip-rollicking, delightful extravaganza... this show is so slick and fast-paced it will leave you in a tail-spin!" - Daily Express *****

    "Simply unmissable... This is perfection" - Three Weeks *****

    "It's Titanic meets Airplane!" -Broadway Baby ****

    "Hyper-energetic high-jinx" – Chortle ****
  • Production (role): ONCE UPON A NIGHTMARE
    Project details: “Anyone with a taste for the magical will be completely transfixed by this unique experience” - Broadway Baby *****
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Project details
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): BAFTA
    Project details: LA Scholar
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): Nicholl Fellowship
    Project details: Short List
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): Enter the Pitch Film Competition, Pinewood Studios
    Project details: Finalist
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): BAFTA Rocliffe
    Project details: Comedy Finalist
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): Film 4 Scene Stealers
    Project details: Film Finalist
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): Red Planet Prize
    Project details: Short List
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