Film, TV & Theatre
Al Mackay has written and directed three short films; Bale, The Good Men of Leicester and Hit and Run. His work also includes an online episode of MISFITS for Channel 4, which was nominated for a BAFTA Craft award in 2012. Since then, Al has developed his feature project The Den through iFeatures2, and was selected as one of eight writers on the SOS scheme with his script A Place to Bury Strangers.
In 2014 Al directed a block of Russell T Davies’ Banana for Red Productions. Meanwhile, his a 4-part webseries My Jihad, was released on BBC iPlayer in June 2015, after the success of the original iPlayer short in 2013, which he also directed.
He's currently directing on HUMANS and was lead director on the new Howard Overman series, CRAZYHEAD, for Urban Myth/ E4/ Netflix (2016), and is named on the BBC’s New Talent Hotlist 2017.
“Utterly superb… simply an excellent romcom. Sparkling lead performances full of fluttering romantic chemistry” The Guardian
“The dialogue and performances are sweet and sharp in just the right proportions” Radio Times
“Richer territory than the standard romcom” The Sunday Times
“Beautifully done” Front Row, BBC Radio 4
Urban Myth/ E4/ Netflix
Red Productions/ E4
2 episodes, including Series Finale.
4-part web series spin-off of the iPlayer short.
Short Film for the BBC's iPlayer.
Clerkenwell Films/ C4
HIT AND RUN
Steel Mill Pictures/ Elephant Gun Films, EM Mediampany
THE GOOD MEN OF LEICESTER
Steel Mill Pictures/ Quad Shorts/ EM Media
Wellington Films/ Elephant Gun Films/ UK Film Council
TFL - Project Guardian
Tomboy Films/ M&C Saatchi
TEMPO - Merci Mission
B - Reel/ Publicis
THIS IS ENGLAND
Feature Film. Dir Shane Meadows.
A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS
Crybaby Film/ The Bureau
Feature film in development through the SOS.
Co-creator/ Director. Original TV series.