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, 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 many more Big Talk projects, including the BAFTA & RTS-nominated ITV2 series "Timewasters", Simon Blackwell's "Back" 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, 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.
George is currently directing series 3 of "Brassic" for Sky TV / Calamity Films, while the 2nd series of Channel 4's "Back", starring Mitchell & Webb, is due to air in Jan 2021. His feature film comedy - "Apocalypse Clown" - is due to enter production in 2021, supported by Screen Ireland and produced by Fastnet Films.
UK Rep: CONTACT
Amanda Davis - Curtis Brown
US Rep - Film:
Dan Rabinow & Jon Cassir -CAA
US Rep - TV:
Audrey Rowe at CAA (TV)