In the late 1990s, Mick wrote and directed some shorts, as ‘Kirkham Jackson’ …
‘The Pylon People’ (1995, Gwynhelek / Westcountry TV) – a short documentary about people who live in the shadow of pylons in rural Devon.
‘Pieces of the Moon,’ (1996, First Take / Eastern Arts) – the story of a young boy on a caravanning holiday which coincides with the first landing on the moon. Winner of a Golden Spire at the San Francisco Film Festival, a Golden Plaque at the Chicago Film Festival and the Grand Prix Europeen de la Ville de Brest, the Prix Canal +, Prix d’acquisition de la Societe Radio-Canada, Montreal.
‘The Walberswick Detectives’ (1998, First Take / British Screen) – two young men discover a body buried beneath the shingle on a Suffolk beach.
The Three Bears (2000, First Take / Arts Council), dir. Stephen Kemp – a Russian submarine gets lost in the Fens.
Mick also directed ‘Silvering Up’ (1997, Gwynhelek, BBC) – a half-hour documentary about men who paint pylons for the BBC2 series, Picture This.
In 2005, he wrote a feature drama for ITV called ‘Roman Road’ (Zenith / ITV), starring Alan Davies and John Gordon-Sinclair, in which two old college friends follow a Roman road from Chichester to London.
In 2007, Luis Cook directed an adaptation of The Pearce Sisters (from Ten Sorry Tales) for Aardman Animation. It won over twenty prizes at international film festivals, including a BAFTA for Best Short Animation.
More recently, Mick has adapted his first novel, The Underground Man for Parallel Films, funded by the Irish Film Board.
In 2013 he wrote an episode of Dinopaws for CBeebies / Kindle Entertainment.
He is currently working on an original feature drama, based on research he carried out at the Science Museum.