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Paul Clarkson

Writer/Director

The Clarkson Twins (Michael & Paul) are writer/directors based in London and LA.

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.

Paul is currently on the Channel 4 Screenwriting Course.

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):
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):
DEAD SHIP 666! (Co-Writer / Co-Director)
Project details:
90 minutes

"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:
90 minutes

“Anyone with a taste for the magical will be completely transfixed by this unique experience” - Broadway Baby *****
IN DEVELOPMENT
Production (role):
DESCENDANT
Project details:
Series

13 x 60 minute episodes

BUFFY meets HEROES in this epic sci-fi fantasy series. When a group of wayward strangers discover they are the reincarnations of ancient Greek heroes, they must master their new-found powers in order to save humanity from Chaos
Production (role):
FIRST PROTOCOL
Project details:
Screenplay

A staff of night-shift scientists working at NASA must decide on what action to take when contact is made with an alien race
Production (role):
SPORTS DAY
Project details:
Screenplay

A group of misfits, unfits and standard chunky teens band together to boycott Sports Day at their competitive school
Production (role):
THE BILHAH
Project details:
Series

13 x 60 minutes

In a world where people must gain the right to procreate, one woman's desire to become a mother delves into a sinister world dominated by corruption and eugenics
Production (role):
COMMON PEOPLE
Project details:
Series

13 x 60 minute episodes

A group of working class friends band together and use their limited savings to purchase a pub in central London in order to have somewhere to live
Production (role):
SNOOTS
Project details:
6 x 30 minute episodes

A British teen must navigate the perils of a private American high school when he goes to live with his Aunt in Boston
Production (role):
WRITERS BLOCK
Project details:
Radio

Dead British writers compete in a Big Brother style competition to be granted the opportunity to live again in the modern world
Production (role):
APOCAL-ARCHERS
Project details:
Radio

The Archers, during the apocalypse
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 Comedy
Project details:
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): 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): DEAD SHIP 666! (Co-Writer / Co-Director)
    Project details: 90 minutes

    "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: 90 minutes

    “Anyone with a taste for the magical will be completely transfixed by this unique experience” - Broadway Baby *****
  • Production (role)
    Project details
  • Production (role): DESCENDANT
    Project details: Series

    13 x 60 minute episodes

    BUFFY meets HEROES in this epic sci-fi fantasy series. When a group of wayward strangers discover they are the reincarnations of ancient Greek heroes, they must master their new-found powers in order to save humanity from Chaos
  • Production (role): FIRST PROTOCOL
    Project details: Screenplay

    A staff of night-shift scientists working at NASA must decide on what action to take when contact is made with an alien race
  • Production (role): SPORTS DAY
    Project details: Screenplay

    A group of misfits, unfits and standard chunky teens band together to boycott Sports Day at their competitive school
  • Production (role): THE BILHAH
    Project details: Series

    13 x 60 minutes

    In a world where people must gain the right to procreate, one woman's desire to become a mother delves into a sinister world dominated by corruption and eugenics
  • Production (role): COMMON PEOPLE
    Project details: Series

    13 x 60 minute episodes

    A group of working class friends band together and use their limited savings to purchase a pub in central London in order to have somewhere to live
  • Production (role): SNOOTS
    Project details: 6 x 30 minute episodes

    A British teen must navigate the perils of a private American high school when he goes to live with his Aunt in Boston
  • Production (role): WRITERS BLOCK
    Project details: Radio

    Dead British writers compete in a Big Brother style competition to be granted the opportunity to live again in the modern world
  • Production (role): APOCAL-ARCHERS
    Project details: Radio

    The Archers, during the apocalypse
  • 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 Comedy
    Project details: 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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