George Kane is a BAFTA-nominated director, writer and a graduate of Ireland's National Film School. George's self-produced comedy pilot "Cinephilia" drew the attention of Channel 4 in 2007 and led to him directing several Green Inc projects, including an E4 Funny Cut, Channel 4 Comedy Lab "Headwreckers" and both series of "Sketchy With Diarmuid Corr" for BBC NI.

 

George  went on to direct sketches for BBC/Avalon’s "Live at the Electric" and "Seann Walsh's Late Night Comedy Spectacular" on BBC Three. 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. (See "Film".)

 

In 2014, George directed his first project with Big Talk, Channel 4 Comedy Blap "Lives Of The Infamous", starring Jim Broadbent. He has since gone on to direct many more Big Talk projects, including the BAFTA & RTS-nominated ITV2 series "Timewasters", Simon Blackwell's "Back" with Mitchell & Webb and Channel 4's acclaimed comedy-drama "Crashing", written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. He also directed 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 Dec 2018, his C4 short "Bounty" by Tez Ilyas became the most-watched Comedy Blap ever, now passing 800k views. Premiering on W (UK) and Pop (US) in Feb 2019, George directed 3 episodes of Hat Trick's ' "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 he is now leading brand new Disney+ series "Wedding Season", for a 2022 release. His feature film comedy - "Apocalypse Clown" - is due to enter production in early 2022, supported by Screen Ireland and produced by Fastnet Films.

UK ​Rep:                                                    CONTACT
Amanda Davis - Curtis Brown 
amanda@curtisbrown.co.uk
US Rep - Film:
Dan Rabinow & Jon Cassir -CAA 
drabinow@caa.com  
jon.cassir@caa.com
US Rep - TV:
Audrey Rowe at CAA (TV)

audrey.rowe@caa.com

UK Commercials:
Glynis Murray at Tomboy Films
glynis@tomboyfilms.co.uk

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