George Kane is a BAFTA-nominated director, writer and a graduate of Ireland's National Film School. While working as an editor in Dublin, George's self-produced comedy pilot "Cinephilia" drew the attention of Channel 4 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.

 

Moving to London in 2012, 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 and produced by Chris Carey & James Dean (This Is Jinsy, The Midnight Beast), began to 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 Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent. He has since gone on to direct four more Big Talk projects, including the BAFTA & RTS-nominated ITV2 series "Timewasters", Sky Short "Quints" and Channel 4's acclaimed comedy-drama "Crashing", written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Through 2015 and 2016, he directed his second series of 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, passing 370k views. Premiering on W (UK) and Pop (US) in Feb 2019, George directed 3 episodes of Hat Trick Productions' "Flack" starring Academy Award winner Anna Paquin, nominee Sophie Okonedo and Emmy-winner Bradley Whitford. 

 

His new Dead Cat Bounce-penned feature - "Send In The Clowns" - is due to enter production in 2020, supported by the 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

© George Kane 2016