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Michael Keillor

Michael Keillor

Writer/Director

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Michelle Archer
Assistant: Charlotte Fleming
020 3214 0946
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Michael Keillor grew up in the Scottish countryside, writing stories and taking photographs while exploring the wonders of the local video store. After Law School, Michael scripted the second instalment of ‘Grand Theft Auto’, the soon to be a multi-million selling global phenomenon, before turning his attention to film.

Michael’s first film screenplay was shortlisted for BBC Fast Forward Features, while his second script ‘Happy Slapz’, secured a commission from Channel 4. Michael directed the resulting film as part of the channel’s new talent ‘Coming Up’ strand, and subsequently launched himself into directing television drama, cutting his teeth on some of Britain’s most popular shows.

Michael received a BAFTA Scotland nomination for the BBC One three-part drama ‘Young James Herriot' with Iain de Caestecker in the eponymous role, then he shot the season one finale of Andrew Davies’ ‘Mr Selfridge’ with Jeremy Piven. Last year Michael delivered Peter Moffat’s BAFTA nominated legal drama ‘Silk’ with Maxine Peake and now is currently working with Jed Mercurio on his ambitious new real time medical drama 'Critical', starring Lennie James.

Michael continues to develop feature projects while writing and directing his own short films. His most recent commission, the BFI backed 'Liam + Lenka', produced by Ally Gipps at Warp Films; with Iain de Caestecker (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Katarina Cas (Wolf of Wall Street), has just premiered at the 2014 Edinburgh International Film Festival. Michael is currently writing "Liam+Lenka" the feature film.

Michael is also represented by Phil D'Amecourt, Melissa Myers and Ryan Draizin at WME in LA.

US Lawyer: Michael Schenkman

 

http://www.michaelkeillor.com/
In Development
ProductionCompanyNotes
LIAM & LENKAWarp FilmsFeature Film
In Development
Prod. Ally Gipps
Television
ProductionCompanyNotes
CRITICAL
(2014)
Sky One3 x 60'
Creator: Jed Mercurio
Producer: Chris Hall
Exec: Mark Redhead / Cameron Roach
SILK III
(2013)
BBC 12 x 60'
Creator: Peter Moffat
Producer: Matt Strevens
Exec: Hilary Salmon
MR SELFRIDGE
(2012)
ITV Studios3 x 60' (Series Finale)
Writer: Andrew Davies
Producer: Chrissy Skinns
Exec: Kate Lewis
YOUNG JAMES HERRIOT
(2011)
BBC 1/ KoCo Media3 x 60' (Three part serial)
Three part series about the life of the young Vet
Producer: Alan J. Wands
Exec: Cameron Roach
* Nominated for Best Director at British Academy Awards Scotland, 2012
* Nominated for Best Actor for Iain De Caestecker at British Academy Awards Scotland, 2012
SHAMELESS VIII
(2011)
Company Television/ C4
HOLBY CITY
(2011)
BBC 1
EASTENDERS: E20
(2010)
BBC 3* Rose D'Or Nominee, 2010
THE BILL
(2009)
ITV 1
EASTENDERS
(2008)
BBC 1
DOCTORS
(2007)
BBC 1
DREAM TEAM
(2006)
Sky
Short Films
ProductionCompanyNotes
LIAM & LENKA
(2014)
Warp Films/BFICurrently in Post Production
Writer / Director
Producer: Ally Gipps
Cast: Iain De Caestecker & Katarina Cas
Love on the run with a Girl and a Gun
*Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014 Premiere
MUNRO
(2009)
BBC, Scottish Screen & Lighthouse Arts15min
Writer/ Director
Cast: David Hayman & Jamie Michie
Father and Son lost in the Highlands
* Encounter Short Film Festival, 2009
* Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2010
* Austin Film Festival, 2010
(Can be viewed by clicking on title)
LABOUR
(2009)
UK Film Council, Scottish Screen & Digicult15 min
Cast: Michael Socha
Life, for a young man and an old soul
* Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010
(Can be viewed by clicking on title)
HAPPY SLAPZ
(2006)
Channel 4 'Coming Up' 200523min
Writer /Director
Gang rivalry tears a friendship apart
Cast: Daniel Anthony, Josef Altin & Aml Ameen
Gang rivalry tears a friendship fatally apart
*Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2006
(Can be viewed by clicking on the title)
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