Michael grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland and has directed numerous short films. The Back of Beyond which won the Royal Television Society Television Award 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 directed on ITV’s Endeavour and the hit Channel 4 comedy series Derry Girls. He will be directing season two of Derry Girls later this year.