Michael Keillor grew up in the Scottish countryside, writing stories, taking photographs and exploring the local video store. After law school, Michael scripted the second instalment of ‘Grand Theft Auto’, before turning his attention to film.
Michael’s first screenplay was developed by the BBC, while his second secured a commission from Channel 4. Michael directed the resulting film as part of the new talent ‘Coming Up’ strand, and ‘Happy Slapz’ subsequently launched him into directing television drama.
Michael received a Scottish BAFTA nomination for the BBC One three-part drama 'Young James Herriot', and shot the season one finale of Andrew Davies' 'Mr Selfridge'. Since delivering Peter Moffat's BAFTA-nominated legal drama 'Silk', Michael has worked with Jed Mercurio on his brutally ambitious new medical drama 'Critical'. Re-teaming with Mercurio in 2015, Michael has just delivered the opening three episodes of the highly anticipated BBC 2 anti-corruption thriller 'Line of Duty'.
Michael continues to develop feature projects while writing and directing his own short films. His most recent commission was 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).
Michael is also represented by Phil D'Amecourt, Melissa Myers and Ryan Draizin at WME in LA.
US Lawyer: Michael Schenkman.