Michael P. Clarkson

Comedy writer and director

Comedy writer and director Michael Clarkson has had his films featured on College Humor, Chortle, The British Comedy Guide and a wordpress website. Shortlisted in international competitions Enter the Pitch and Film4 Scene Stealers, he has over 160,000 youtube hits with his Lord of the Rings Parody "Fellowship of the Ringwraiths" and "Star Wars Disney - The Musical".

Appearing on John Bishop's Britain BBC alongside his identical twin (Paul) the two are known as the Clarkson Twins and will be releasing their comedy web series "Writers Block" in 2013.

Michael really likes Buffy.
California

California Dreaming

I've been offered a place at the world's top film school in Hollywood - the University of Southern California (USC). USC is the most prestigious film school in the world and has launched the careers of top Hollywood talent like George Lucas (Star Wars) and Bryan Singer (X-Men). I am the only British student offered a place in the class of 32 from over 10,000 applicants.
12/07/2015 19:52 BST
An Open Letter to Kate

An Open Letter to Kate Winslet

When you wrote to James Cameron every day asking to be considered for Rose, I bet you didn't imagine your own plan being used against you?
18/11/2013 13:55 GMT
My Entry for World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie

My Entry for World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

After reading Max Brook's World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, I felt that England and the UK was massively under represented. As such I have created my own account of how I would have unglamorously survived, from my East London flat, the zombie plague that gripped the world...
02/10/2013 12:01 BST
Why Animated Food Is Better Than Real

Why Animated Food Is Better Than Real Food

But there was something about animated food that was just even more extra delicious looking - probably based on the fact I could never eat or recreate what I was watching on screen. Animated food looks perfect.
26/09/2013 14:49 BST
Science Is Cool - Will.i.am and Bill Gates at the Global Grand Challenges

Science Is Cool - Will.i.am and Bill Gates at the Global Grand Challenges Summit

Will.i.am argued that "scientists need to be more sexy" advocating for a more celebrated and exposed community. "You guys need to have your own Oscars. We're at one of the world's most important events and no one knows about it". Bill Gates went on to say how "more money is invested into researching male baldness than helping the developing world".
17/03/2013 11:25 GMT
My Oscar

My Oscar Shortcomings

As a "writer" and self-professed film lover I had never actually watched an Academy Awards ceremony - or that many Academy Award nominated films. The horrible truth of it all is that I'm very much at home with crap films - I ENJOY them.
26/02/2013 16:12 GMT