George Kane is a BAFTA-nominated director, writer and a graduate of Ireland's National Film School. His self-produced 2007 comedy pilot "Cinephilia" led to him directing Channel 4 pilots "Ape" and Comedy Lab "Headwreckers", followed by both series of "Sketchy With Diarmuid Corr" for BBC NI.
His feature mockumentary "Discoverdale", starring comedy rock band Dead Cat Bounce, hit festivals in 2012, picking up 7 international awards, including Best Narrative Feature at the Friars Club Comedy Festival in NYC, Best Of The Fest at LA Comedy Fest and Best Int'll Feature at the Galway Film Fleadh 2013.
In 2014, George directed C4 Comedy Blap "Lives Of The Infamous", starring Jim Broadbent and has since continued to work with Big Talk, directing the BAFTA & RTS-nominated ITV2 series "Timewasters", Simon Blackwell's "Back" with Mitchell & Webb and C4's acclaimed comedy-drama "Crashing", written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Other projects include BBC One NI travelogue "Michael Smiley: Something To Ride Home About" and two series of ITV's topical puppet satire "Newzoids" for Citrus Television.
In 2018, his C4 short "Bounty" by Tez Ilyas became the most-watched Comedy Blap ever, surpassing 1 million views. In 2019, George directed 3 episodes of Hat Trick's ' US co-pro "Flack" starring Academy Award winner Anna Paquin, nominee Sophie Okonedo and Emmy-winner Bradley Whitford.
2021 brought series 3 of acclaimed Sky comedy "Brassic" and Disney+ first UK series "Wedding Season". He followed that up with 3 episodes of BBC's BAFTA-winning "Inside No.9", new Apple+ Dick Turpin series starring Noel Fielding & Hugh Bonneville, and his feature comedy - "Apocalypse Clown" - which won Best Irish Film at the 2023 Galway Film Fleadh before its Sept cinema release. It is now available to stream on Netflix UK. Next up - the final series of "Inside No.9"...
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