Michael Lee Richardson

Screenwriter, Author, Poet

Michael Lee Richardson is a writer based in Glasgow. Michael’s short film, My Loneliness is Killing Me, directed by Tim Courtney, won a BAFTA Scotland Award in 2018. It has been shown on BBC Scotland, and at film festivals around the world.

Michael currently has film and television projects in development with Kindle Entertainment, Balloon, Projector Pictures, Tigerlily and Bombito, and Michael's radio drama, The End of the World, aired on BBC Radio Scotland in November 2020. Michael was an Edinburgh TV Festival Ones to Watch for 2020/21.

Michael is passionate about telling rich, authentic stories about queer and working class lives and culture.

Outside of writing, Michael likes 80s makeover montages, witches, and going to the shops.

“Michael has a truly authentic and original voice and approaches his craft as a writer with openness, wit and imagination.” Pia Ashberry, Executive Producer, Kindle Entertainment


In Development:

In the Shed - Tigerlily Productions

Super Sad - Kindle Entertainment

Young Adult Horror Project - Balloon Entertainment

A Good Spell - Bombito Productions

Out - Young Films Foundation

Station Road - Projector Pictures

Who I Am Now - Bombito Productions

Short Film:

My Loneliness Is Killing Me dir. Tim Courtney


The End of the World - BBC Radio 4/Children In Need

Poetry, Prose and Non-Fiction:

You Can't Love Yourself September 2020

The Extraordinary Life of Freddy Mercury August 2020 -Puffin

The Extraordinary Life of Alan Turing August 2020 - Puffin

The Other Team March 2019 (short story) Proud Juno Dawson - Stripes Publishing

Ironteeth February 2019 (short story) Queering the Map of Glasgow - Knight Errant Press

We Were Always Here: A Queer Anthology January 2019 (editor) - 404 Ink


Edinburgh International Television Festival Ones to Watch - 2020

C21 Media Dramaseries Script Competition - Finalist 2019

BAFTA Scotland Awards - Winner, Best Short Film

BBC Writersroom Scotland - Drama Room 2019

International Film Festival - Official Selection 2018

BBC Writersroom Drama Room - Finalist 2017

David Nobbs Memorial Award - Shortlist 2017

Scottish Book Trust New Writer's Award - 2015

The Big Idea - Shortlist 2015

BAFTA Rocliffe New Comedy Forum - Shortlist 2014

Trans Comedy Award - Highly Commended 2013

BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Award - Shortlist 2013