Sharp Shorts Year 3

Synopsis: Plus-sized Jackie loves sweets, trying on his mum’s clothes, and admiring girl-next-door Tegan on her trampoline from his bedroom window. He adores her, and he’ll do anything to get close to her. Even, to his health-conscious mum Carol’s surprise, ask for a trampoline.


Writer: Ali Taylor
Director: Michael Lee Richardson
Producer: Reece Cargan
Producer: James Heath / MTP

Jackie: Joshua Lawrie
Tegan: Erin Benson McGinley
Carol: Megan Shandley
Graeme: Graeme Thomson
Mollie: Izzy McDonald

Director of Photography: Steve Cardno
Editor: Sean Geddes
Production Designer: Gail Bowman
Costume Designer: Cara Roxburgh
Sound Designer: Heather Andrews
Make Up & Hair Designer: Hollie Mckenzie
Composer: Oleta Haffner
Mentor: Peter Hoar
Line Producer: Emma Pais
Production Manager: Kieran Padraig Smyth
Production Runner: Abbie McLaughlin
Script Supervisor: Urszula Kola
Script Consultant: Theresa Boden
1st Assistant Director: Sean Hind
2nd Assistant Director: Hannah Jackson
3rd Assistant Director: Nichola Petermann
Floor Runner: Luke Keogh
Runner: Raonaid MacDonald
Sound Recordist: Seamus Stewart Skinner
Boom Operator: Jack Coen-Doyle
1st Assistant Camera: Micheal Neal
2nd Assistant Camera: Jasmine Brenwick
Camera Trainee: Rhona McCalman
DIT: Coco Mcleod
Gaffer: Joe Breslin
Sparks: Pierce Brown and Spike Wright
Spark (daily): Amy Urquart
Grip: Aaron Boucher
Grip Assistant: Graham Strachan
Assistant Editor: Jennifer Morrison
Art Department Assistant: Hanne Barr
Costume Assistant: Oksana Makowska
Costume Assistant (daily): Heida Senkute
Medic: Steve McCabe
Trampoline Coach: Lewis Church
Chaperones: Shirley Lawrie, Chris Lawrie, Susan Macpherson and Fiona Bonner
Stills Photographer: Celine Antal


About Michael Lee Richardson

Michael Lee Richardson is a writer and youth worker based in Glasgow. Michael’s short film, My Loneliness is Killing Me – directed by Tim Courtney – won a BAFTA Scotland Award in 2018. It has been shown on BBC Scotland, and at film festivals around the world. Michael’s most recent short, Who I Am Now – directed by Jack Goessens – debuted at Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2022.

Just Jackie is Michael’s first short as a director. As a writer, Michael has film and television projects in development with a range of different broadcasters and production companies. Michael has also written audio drama, prose, poetry and children’s non-fiction.

As a youth worker, Michael set up and ran Trans Youth Glasgow. Michael is passionate about telling rich, authentic stories about queer and working class lives and culture. Outside of writing, Michael likes 80s makeover montages, witches, and going to the shops.