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Michael Clarkson

Writer & Director
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Michael began writing at 18 when he was successful with the Old Vic London New Voices programme and his comedy show  – ‘Embittered’ – received a professional production. Following this, Michael, alongside his identical twin Paul, went on to create Box Step Productions with Gemma Hurley. As Box Step, the trio have created viral online content, including ‘Fellowship of the Ringwraiths’ – which garnered the attention of the Lord of the Rings Executive Producers, and ‘Star Wars Disney – the Musical’.

Michael is a two-time finalist of Enter the Pitch, having been to Pinewood Studios twice with the international competition for his films ‘The Bilhah’ and ‘Betrayal’.  Michael was shortlisted with his twin Paul for BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum and has been a finalist for Film4 Scene Stealers with his short ‘First Day’.

In 2013 Michael directed and wrote on Box Step Productions 5 star theatrical debut – ‘Death Ship 666!’ – which sold out every day at Edinburgh Festival and transferred to the Leicester Square Theatre and Jermyn Street in London respectively. A German production company picked up the show in 2014, and in 2015 the cult show will be performed in the states by an American production company.

Michael’s most recent project – ‘Once Upon a Nightmare’ – similarly received sell out audiences and 5 stars at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and will be transferring to London in 2015.

Michael appeared alongside his twin on ‘John Bishop’s Britain’ Season 2 for BBC2.

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