Mickey
Down

Writer for film and television

Mickey is currently developing drama series Industry for HBO, Highway for HBO/Cinemax and a feature Zero Stars for Film4 alongside frequent collaborator Konrad Kay.

Mickey’s first feature Gregor, which he co-directed and co-wrote with Konrad, was nominated for a British Independent Film Award at the 2014 BIFAs. The film premiered at The Raindance Film Festival in 2014 and stars Matt King (Peep Show) and Belinda Stewart-Wilson (The Inbetweeners). A television spin-off entitled Rut is currently in development with Hat Trick Productions for Channel 4.

In 2015 he wrote on ten part comedy-drama You, Me and The Apocalypse for Working Title TV. The show, which stars Rob Lowe, Jenna Fischer, Megan Mullally, and Mathew Baynton aired on Sky One in the UK and NBC in the US. He was also part of the writing team on Series 1 of Hoff The Record, a mockumentary series which aired on Dave in 2015 and starred David Hasselhoff as himself.  

In 2015 he was named a Broadcast Hot Shot.

In his spare time he enjoys watching Seinfeld, Arsenal Football Club and any film starring Michael Douglas.




**** 'Viciously amusing, wise-cracking...Mamet-like'

Dominic Cavendish
The Telegraph on Giant Leap

'Excellent British Comedy'

The Sunday Times
on Gregor: Film

'As funny and uplifting as a movie about being a total fuck-up can possibly be'

Vice
on Gregor: Film

**** 'superb...inspired' 

Claire Smith
The Scotsman on Giant Leap

'An acidic, unforgiving skewering of, well, pretty much everyone in it'

The Times
on Gregor: Film

CV

Television

Writer & Creator 

Producer Jane Tranter
Bad Wolf for HBO
In Development
Producer Robert Bernstein
Ecosse Films for HBO, Cinemax
In Development
Producer Jamie Glazebrook
Mandabach TV
In Development
Producer Ben Worsfield
Lucky Giant/NBC
In Development
Producer Matt Clinch
Hartswood Films
In Development
Producer Mark Talbot

Sitcom in development. Co-written and created with Konrad Kay 

Hat Trick Productions for Channel 4
In development
Producer Ben Worsfield

Original comedy series. In development

Lucky Giant/NBC
In Development

Writer 

Creator Iain Hollands
Producer Nick Pitt
Starring
  • Rob Lowe
  • Jenna Fischer
  • Megan Mullally
  • Mathew Baynton
  • Pauline Quirke
  • Comedy drama series 

    Working Title Television for Sky One (UK), NBC (US)
    Producer Rory Aitken, Eleanor Moran and Dan Walker

    In development

    42 Productions
    Producer Tom Nash & Richard Fee

    Adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel

    Endor Productions with Red Productions for BBC
    In Development
    Starring
  • David Hasselhoff
  • Storyliner for semi-improvised comedy series

    Me & You Productions for Dave
    Producer Douglas Rae

    Adaptation of Danish comedy drama series format. In development

    Ecosse Films for SKY
    In Development

    Film

    Writer 

    Producer Julie Gardiner
    Bad Wolf
    In Development
    Glow
    Feature
    Producer Piers Vellacot & Zander Levy

    Adaptation of the Ned Beauman novel

    Film 4
    Raw

    Writer & Director 

    Gregor: Film
    Nominated for The Raindance Award at the 2014 British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs)
    Feature
    Producer Tom Lazenby, Alice Pearse & Daisy Mostyn
    Starring
  • Ollie Marsden
  • Matt King
  • Gregor is a black comedy feature where nothing is resolved and no life lessons learned. Co-written and co-directed with Konrad Kay. Nominated for The Raindance Award at the 2014 British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs)

    Meathead Productions

    Theatre

    Writer 

    Producer Comedians' Theatre Company / Meathead Productions
    Director Alexander Lass
    Starring
  • Tom Stade
  • Phil Nichol
  • Fast-paced foul-mouthed comedy drama featuring a group of writers stuck in a subterranean room and tasked with writing the most important line of their careers – Neil Armstrong’s first words as the US fakes the 1969 moon ‘landing’. Co-written with Konrad Kay

    **** 'Viciously amusing, wise-cracking...Mamet-like' - Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph

    **** 'superb...inspired'  - Claire Smith, The Scotsman

    Pleasance Theatre
    Producer Heather Chalmers
    Director Alexander Lass

    Staged as part of the Arcola Theatre's Scenes On The Sand festival of new writing. Co-written with Konrad Kay

    Arcola Theatre