Al Mackay

Writer/ Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Michelle Archer
Assistant: Grace Baxter

Film, TV & Theatre

Al Mackay directed the latest series of HUMANS for Kudos/Channel 4. He was also Lead Director on the Howard Overman, Netflix/E4 drama, CRAZYHEAD, for which he was nominated for Best Director at the West of England RTS Awards in 2017. He was named on the BBC’s New Talent Hotlist 2017.

His previous TV credits include directing the closing block of Russel T Davies’ BANANA for Red Productions, and the 4-part webseries MY JIHAD, which was released on BBC iPlayer in June 2015, following the success of the original iPlayer short in 2013, which Al also directed.

Al has written and directed three short films and his work also includes an online episode of MISFITS for Channel 4, which was nominated for a BAFTA Craft award in 2012. Also a writer, Al 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, which is now in development with Tristan Goligher of The Bureau. Al’s original TV idea, ORBITAL, is in development with Warp Films.

www.almackay.com

 

MY JIHAD

“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

Television

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DEEP WATER

2018

Kudos/ ITV

Director, 2 episodes.
Writer: Anna Symon.
Producer: Rebecca Hodgson.
Executive Producers: Karen Wilson and Diederick Santer.

HUMANS 3

2017

Kudos/AMC/C4

Director, 2 episodes.
Writers: Debbie O'Malley (episode 3), Namsi Kahn (episode 4).
Producer: Vicki Delow.
Exec Producer: Emma Kingsman-Lloyd.

CRAZYHEAD

2016

Urban Myth/ E4/ Netflix

New series. Lead Director, 8 x 60'.
Writer: Howard Overman.
Executive Producer: Julian Murphy.
* Nominated for Best Director at the Royal Television Society Awards, 2017.

BANANA

2014

Red Productions/ E4

Director, 2 episodes, including series finale.
Writer: Russell T Davies.
Producer: Emily Feller.
Exec Producers: Nicola Shindler, Russell T Davies.

Online

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MY JIHAD

2015

BBC

4-part web series spin-off of the iPlayer short.
Writer: Shakeel Ahmed.
Producer: Madeleine Sinclair.
Exec Producer: Hilary Salmon.
*Nominated, Best Digital Fiction Series, Rockie Awards, 2016.

MY JIHAD

2013

BBC

Short film for the BBC's iPlayer.
Writer: Shakeel Ahmed.
Producer: Claire Bennett.
Exec Producer: Hilary Salmon.

MISFITS ONLINE

2011

Clerkenwell Films/ C4

Director.
Producers: Chloe Moss, Matt Jarvis.
* Nominated for New Media Award, TV BAFTAs, 2012.
* Nominated for Digital Creativity Award, BAFTA Craft, 2012.

Short Films

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HIT AND RUN

2010

Steel Mill Pictures/ Elephant Gun Films, EM Mediampany

Writer and Director.

THE GOOD MEN OF LEICESTER

2010

Steel Mill Pictures/ Quad Shorts/ EM Media

Writer and Director.

BALE

2009

Wellington Films/ Elephant Gun Films/ UK Film Council

Writer and Director.

Commercials

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TFL - Project Guardian

Tomboy Films/ M&C Saatchi

Director.
Producer: Barney Spurrier.

TEMPO - Merci Mission

B - Reel/ Publicis

Director.
Producer: Giles Maunsell.

Other

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THIS IS ENGLAND

2005

Warp Films

Feature Film. EPK Operator.
Director: Shane Meadows.

In Development

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A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS

Crybaby Film/ The Bureau

Writer and Director. Feature film in development through the SOS.
Producers: Rachel Dargavel, Tristan Goligher.

ORBITAL

Warp Films

Co-creator and Director. Original TV series.
In development with Warp Films.
Writer: Adam Dewar.
Producer: Ally Gipps.