Michael Lennox

Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Nick Hitchcock

Film, TV & Theatre

Michael grew up in Northern Ireland. An NFTS graduate in MA Fiction Directing Michael has directed numerous shorts that have screened all over the globe and won numerous awards. “The Back of Beyond” which won the Royal Television Society Student Television Award, Premio Pianific prize at Locarno Film Festival 2012 and was nominated for a European Film Award.

His most recent short BOOGALOO & GRAHAM won the BAFTA and secured an Oscar nomination for Best Live Action Short.

Michael's feature debut as director, PATCH OF FOG which starred Stephen Graham and Conlith Hill received its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. 

Most recently, Michael directed an episode of ENDEAVOUR (Canticle) and the hit Northern Irish comedy series DERRY GIRLS for Channel 4, which has been C4's highest-rated comedy since 2004 and Northern Ireland's highest rated show since TV records began. 

He is currently working on season 2 of Derry Girls and developing a TV series with Mammoth Screen. Michael has his second film in development with the BFI, which aims to shoot in 2019.

In Development

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UNTITLED 1970s BELFAST SERIES

2018

Mammoth

An original TV idea to be written and directed by Michael Lennox.

Film

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PATCH OF FOG

2015

The Fyzz Facility

Directed by Michael Lennox and written by John Cairns and Michael McCartney, PATCH OF FOG screened as part of the Discovery series at TIFF in 2015.

HIVES

2012

Omnibus

Directed by Michael Lennox, HIVES was selected for San Sebastian Film Festival.

Television

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DERRY GIRLS

2018

Hat Trick/C4

6x30' comedy series directed by Michael Lennox and written by Lisa McGee.

ENDEAVOUR (Series 4)

2017

Mammoth/ITV

Directed the 2nd film of the series, CANTICLE.

ECLIPSE

2010

Touchpaper / Channel 4

Directed by Michael Lennox and written by Richard T Kelly, ECLIPSE featured as part of the Channel 4 'Coming Up' season.

Short Films

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AWAYDAYS

2015

The Fyzz Facility

Directed by Michael Lennox, written by Stephen Fingleton and produced by Brian J. Falconer AWAYDAYS screened at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2015.

BOOGALOO & GRAHAM

2014

Out of Orbit

Directed by Michael Lennox, written by Ronan Blaney and starring Charlene McKenna and Martin McCann, BOOGALOO & GRAHAM won Best British Short at the 2015 Bafta Awards and was nominated for Best Live Action Short at the 2015 Oscars.

9 LIVES

2012

NFTS

Graduation film. Written by Ronan Blaney and starring Tom Jordan, Madison Lygo and Jonathan Harden

THE BACK OF BEYOND

2011

Northern Ireland Screen

Written by Ronan Blaney, starring Iwan Rheon and Martin McCann. Locarno short film nominee for the European Film Awards - Premio Pianific.

ABSENCE

2010

NFTS

Written and Directed by Michael Lennox, ABSENCE screened at the 2011 25th BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.

EDWARD

2010

NFTS

Directed by Michael Lennox, written by Regina Moriarty and starring Richard Durden.

THE DINNER PARTY

2009

UK Film Council

RIP AND THE PREACHER

2008

UK Film Council

Starring Gerard McSorley. In competition at Aspen Shortsfest, LA Shorts Fest, Cinequest Film Festival and Nashville Film Festival.

Commercials

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Saga Holidays

2012

Winner Best Commercial: Kodak Commercial Awards 2012. Nominated for the Porsche International Student Commercial Competition