Michael Lee Richardson is a writer and youth worker based in Glasgow.
He graduated with Distinction from Glasgow Caledonian University’s Masters in Television Fiction Writing.
His short film, My Loneliness is Killing Me – directed by Tim Courtney – won a BAFTA Scotland Award (Best Short Film) and was given an ‘honourable mention’ by the jury for the Best of British strand at the Iris Prize 2019. It has been shown at film festivals around the world.
His artist’s film, we were always here – codirected with Garry Mac, featuring spoken word from AR Crow and movement from Angel Ng, Bronze Prodigy, chan teck guan egan and Frankie Mulholland, movement directed by Claricia Parinussa – was featured on BBC Loop (available on YouTube here).
His short story ‘The Other Team’ appears in Stripes Publishing’s PROUD anthology, edited by Juno Dawson.
With Ryan Vance, he ran the Queer Words Project Scotland and edited We Were Always Here for 404 Ink.
In 2015, he received the Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award (Children’s and Young Adult).
In 2014, his comedy script, Monster was shortlisted for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Comedy Award.
In 2013, his Young Adult comedy script, Real Life Experience – about a young trans man starting his last year of school and socialising as a boy for the first time – was ‘highly commended’ for the Trans Comedy Award.
As a youth worker, he set up and ran Trans Youth Glasgow, and is a passionate advocate for Scotland’s young people.