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Mike Powell

Writer

Mike is a British screenwriter based in the South East.

Following his degree in Psychology, Mike worked for many years as an acquisitions executive for various companies including Momentum Pictures, Focus Features and Entertainment One.

His short story THE GIFT was performed at The National Theatre in 2011, his project JULIUS was selected as a participant on Film London’s 2015 MICROWAVE INTERNATIONAL – SHAKESPEARE INDIA scheme, and he was a semi-finalist of the 2016 Nicholl Fellowship. He is a BFI NETWORK X BAFTA CREW 2019 participant.

Among other projects, he is currently developing WIGHT with Playground Entertainment and RAFFLES with Wild Mercury Productions.

Mike also co-hosts and produces the podcast Roll Credits, helping to shine a light on roles within the industry from voices you don’t usually hear from.

 

Credits

CURRENT
Production (role):
WIGHT
Company:
Playground Entertainment
Project details:
Two detectives become caught in a web of supernatural murder and deceit on the most haunted island in the world.
Production (role):
RAFFLES
Company:
Wild Mercury Productions
Project details:
A thoroughly modern re-imagining of the classic British gentleman thief.
Production (role):
THE PINK TRIANGLE
Company:
Riverstone Pictures/Freebury Productions
Project details:
The victim of homosexual persecution in Nazi Germany returns home to Berlin after the war. Currently out to directors.
FEATURE FILM
Date: 2019
Production (role):
THE BROADCAST
Company:
Riverstone Pictures & Honlodge Productions
Project details:
Adaptation of James Smythe's debut science fiction novel The Testimony. Mark Gill attached to direct.
Date: 2017
Production (role):
MURDERLAND (Re-write)
Company:
Little House/Ingenious
Project details:
An FBI investigator on the autistic spectrum must stop a dangerous serial killer loose on the streets of occupied Baghdad.
Date: 2016
Production (role):
UNTITLED NELLIE BLY PROJECT (Development)
Company:
Met Film
Project details:
Based on astonishing true events, burgeoning journalist Nellie Bly has herself committed to the notorious Blackwell’s Island insane asylum as part of an exposé in 1880s New York.
Date: 2016
Production (role):
DARK TERRITORY (Development)
Company:
Riverstone Pictures
Project details:
When a nuclear relic of the Cold War-era is unleashed onto the U.S. rail network, one woman must stop the literal ticking-time bomb before disaster strikes.
Date: 2016
Production (role):
DEAD RUN
Company:
The Fyzz Facility Pictures/The Teashop and Film Company
Project details:
In the not too distant future, a group of mercenaries-turned-pirates get more than they bargained for during what should have been a routine shipping heist.

Directed by James Nunn

2016 Nicholl Fellowship Semi-Finalist

Date: 2015
Production (role):
JULIUS
Company:
Brightwire Films
Project details:
Based on Shakespeare’s Tragedy of Julius Caesar, this cutting edge take on the classic play transposes the power struggles of ancient Rome to the seclusion of a modern-day international boarding school.

Directed by Nirpal Bhogal

Selected for Film London’s Microwave International – Shakespeare India 2015
FEATURE SPECS
Production (role):
SNOWBLOSSOM
Project details:
After the murder of her parents at the hands of a ruthless criminal, a young Chinese woman must travel to London to seek revenge.
Production (role):
IMBER
Project details:
In the winter of 1943, a British military captain attempts to re-establish communication with an outpost in a remote rural village, only to find the village abandoned and signs of a malevolent force at play.

Nicholl Fellowship 2015 - Top 10%
Production (role):
BRANDON HILL
Project details:
A middle-class family starts to fracture after a devastating accusation is made against the head of the household, leading to tragic consequences.

2013 Blue Cat screenplay competition finalist.
TV SPECS
Production (role):
THE MERCERS
Project details:
Against the backdrop of the impending Peasant’s Revolt, we explore the politics, business, sex and violence in the medieval City of London.
Production (role):
MULTIVERSITY
Project details:
Two friends travel to parallel universes in an attempt to find a world where Brexit didn’t happen, Trump didn’t get elected and David Bowie is still alive.
Production (role):
MISS OTIS REGRETS
Project details:
Edith 'Oaty' Otis leaves 1920s Harlem for a new lease of life in the jazz crazed clubs of Paris' Montmartre, finding new rivalries and a host of new challenges as she begins her journey towards conquering Paris' nightlife.

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): WIGHT
    Company: Playground Entertainment
    Project details: Two detectives become caught in a web of supernatural murder and deceit on the most haunted island in the world.
  • Production (role): RAFFLES
    Company: Wild Mercury Productions
    Project details: A thoroughly modern re-imagining of the classic British gentleman thief.
  • Production (role): THE PINK TRIANGLE
    Company: Riverstone Pictures/Freebury Productions
    Project details: The victim of homosexual persecution in Nazi Germany returns home to Berlin after the war. Currently out to directors.
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): THE BROADCAST
    Company: Riverstone Pictures & Honlodge Productions
    Project details: Adaptation of James Smythe's debut science fiction novel The Testimony. Mark Gill attached to direct.
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): MURDERLAND (Re-write)
    Company: Little House/Ingenious
    Project details: An FBI investigator on the autistic spectrum must stop a dangerous serial killer loose on the streets of occupied Baghdad.
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): UNTITLED NELLIE BLY PROJECT (Development)
    Company: Met Film
    Project details: Based on astonishing true events, burgeoning journalist Nellie Bly has herself committed to the notorious Blackwell’s Island insane asylum as part of an exposé in 1880s New York.
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): DARK TERRITORY (Development)
    Company: Riverstone Pictures
    Project details: When a nuclear relic of the Cold War-era is unleashed onto the U.S. rail network, one woman must stop the literal ticking-time bomb before disaster strikes.
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): DEAD RUN
    Company: The Fyzz Facility Pictures/The Teashop and Film Company
    Project details: In the not too distant future, a group of mercenaries-turned-pirates get more than they bargained for during what should have been a routine shipping heist.

    Directed by James Nunn

    2016 Nicholl Fellowship Semi-Finalist

  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): JULIUS
    Company: Brightwire Films
    Project details: Based on Shakespeare’s Tragedy of Julius Caesar, this cutting edge take on the classic play transposes the power struggles of ancient Rome to the seclusion of a modern-day international boarding school.

    Directed by Nirpal Bhogal

    Selected for Film London’s Microwave International – Shakespeare India 2015
  • Production (role)
    Project details
  • Production (role): SNOWBLOSSOM
    Project details: After the murder of her parents at the hands of a ruthless criminal, a young Chinese woman must travel to London to seek revenge.
  • Production (role): IMBER
    Project details: In the winter of 1943, a British military captain attempts to re-establish communication with an outpost in a remote rural village, only to find the village abandoned and signs of a malevolent force at play.

    Nicholl Fellowship 2015 - Top 10%
  • Production (role): BRANDON HILL
    Project details: A middle-class family starts to fracture after a devastating accusation is made against the head of the household, leading to tragic consequences.

    2013 Blue Cat screenplay competition finalist.
  • Production (role)
    Project details
  • Production (role): THE MERCERS
    Project details: Against the backdrop of the impending Peasant’s Revolt, we explore the politics, business, sex and violence in the medieval City of London.
  • Production (role): MULTIVERSITY
    Project details: Two friends travel to parallel universes in an attempt to find a world where Brexit didn’t happen, Trump didn’t get elected and David Bowie is still alive.
  • Production (role): MISS OTIS REGRETS
    Project details: Edith 'Oaty' Otis leaves 1920s Harlem for a new lease of life in the jazz crazed clubs of Paris' Montmartre, finding new rivalries and a host of new challenges as she begins her journey towards conquering Paris' nightlife.
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