Mike is an award-winning Irish writer who grounds supernatural and fantastic ideas in fallible characters to explore universal truths about human experience (and sometimes that’s funny).
He graduated from Ireland’s National Film School with The Award for Academic Excellence before working in a variety of media with the likes of Disney, SyFy, RTÉ, Zodiak, and Telegael.
Highlights include a nomination for Best Writer for an Animated Series at the Irish Animation Awards for his first ever animation script, creating a comic book universe where every end of the world happened at once (it’s okay, we survived), writing the world’s first hybrid Broadcast/VR/Webseries for SyFy, being on the launch team with BAFTA winning games studio Romero Games, and adapting a New York Times bestselling fantasy series for TV.
As of 2023 he has a live action comedy/action feature film in development with Screen Ireland, and an Irish language supernatural drama in development with TG4. He will attend the Reykjavik Talent Lab with another supernatural drama feature film, based on a proof of concept short which is on the Oscars longlist after winning “Best Irish Short Film” at the Foyle Film Festival 2023.
He’s created multi-pocalypses, solved real crimes with virtual cops, triggered a super strong baby chicken rampage, designed curriculums for a university of the multiverse, and sent a vampire hunter on a Welsh valley steam-train holiday he took himself (you should go, it’s lovely).
His sweetest spot as a writer is high-concept adventures with a sense of humour, because you get to have imagination, you get to have real story and emotional stakes, and you get to have fun.
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