George Kane

Writer and director for television
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Biography

George Kane is a writer, director and editor and a graduate of the National Film School in Dublin. 

In 2012 he directed the multi-award-winning feature mockumentary Discoverdale which starred comedy rock band Dead Cat Bounce, and won Best International Feature at the Galway Film Fleadh 2013. 

George’s self-produced comedy pilot Cinephilia led him to direct Channel 4 Comedy Lab piece HeadwreckersSince then, George has directed Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Channel 4 series Crashing for Big Talk and after directing Daniel Lawrence Taylor's comedy pilot, George directed the full series of Timewasters, which was commissioned by ITV2. George's other recent work includes Comedy Blap Lives of the Infamous, and ITV's Newzoids. 

frank, filthy, sad and weird – a millennial flat-share comedy with edge

Richard Vine
The Guardian on Crashing

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Crashing deserves to be a big hit, and I can imagine it having a long and happy life... The series only gets funnier and smarter

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Radio Times on Crashing

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TV

Director

CreatorDaniel Lawrence Taylor
ProducerJosh Cole
 

Comedy series

Big Talk for ITV2
 
ProducerSarah Morris
 

Second series of the topical comedy sketch show

Citrus for ITV
 
Crashing
6 x 30'
CreatorPhoebe Waller-Bridge
ProducerJosh Cole
 

Comedy

Big Talk for Channel 4
 
Newzoids
6 x 30'
ProducerBethan Gorman and Giles Pilbrow
WriterVarious
 

Animated comedy sketch show

Citrus Television for ITV1
 
ProducerJames Dean
Writer David Crow, Jim Howick and Oliver Maltman
Starring
  • Jim Broadbent
  • David Crow
  • Jim Howick
  •  
    Comedy blap
    Big Talk Productions for Channel 4
     
    ProducerChris Jones
    Starring
  • Michael Smiley
  •  
    Award-winning actor and comedian Michael Smiley cycles around Northern Ireland
    BBC for BBC1 Northern Ireland
     
     
    Avalon Television for BBC3
     
     
    Title Sequence
     
    ProducerKeith Martin
     
    Part Of The Comedy Lab Series for Channel 4
    Green Inc Film and Television for Channel 4
     
    ProducerNathan Eastwood
     
    Boris Johnson inserts
    Objective Productions for Channel 4
     

    Writer & Director

     
    Documentary
    IADT-DL
     
    Starring
  •  
    Comedy short featuring a mix of sketches and hidden-camera stunts.
    Green Inc Film and Television for Channel 4
     
    ProducerKeith Martin
     
    Green Inc Film and Television for RTE 2
     

    Executive Producer & Director

    WriterDiarmuid Corr, George Kane, Keith Martin
    Starring
  • Diarmuid Corr
  •  
    A modern mix of bright new stand-up comedy performance and sharp character sketches, co-written and directed by George Kane and starring Diarmuid Corr.
    Green Inc Film and Television for BBC Northern Ireland
     
    ProducerKeith Martin
    Writer Diarmuid Corr, George Kane, Keith Martin
    Starring
  • Diarmuid Corr
  •  
    Sketch comedy show
    Green Inc Film and Television for BBC Northern Ireland
     

    Writer & Director & Producer & Editor

    Cinephelia
    1 x 25'
     
     

    Film

    Writer & Director

     
    Tailored Films Ltd
    In Development
     
     
    Samson Films
    In Development
     
    ProducerCiaran McCormack
     
    Screened in competition Cork International Film Festival.

     

    Writer & Director & Producer & Editor

    Discoverdale
    Best of the Festival: at the LA Comedy Festival
    ProducerChris Carey
    Starring
  • Dead Cat Bounce
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    Mocumentary

    Welded Tandem Picture Company/2 Entertain
     

    Director

    WriterDemian Fox, Shane O'Brien, James Walmsley
     

    Feature 

    Fastnet Films