George Kane is a writer, director and editor and a graduate of the National Film School in Dublin.
He recently directed comedy feature Discoverdale starring comedy rock band Dead Cat Bounce and produced by The Welded Tandem Picture Co. The film is currently doing the festival circuit and has already picked up a number of awards. It won the Best Director and Audience Choice award at the Bootleg Film Festival Edinburgh, the Golden Reel award at the Nevada Film Festival and best Narrative Feature Award at the Friars Club Comedy Festival in New York.
In 2007, George's self-produced half-hour comedy pilot Cinephilia attracted the attention of Channel 4 and led to him directing an E4 Funny Cut and Channel 4 Comedy Lab Headwreckers for Green Inc. George co-wrote and directed both series of Sketchy With Diarmuid Corr for Green Inc/BBC Northern Ireland. He directed several sketches for BBC/Avalon’s Live at the Electric and the Fergus & Sophie pilot for BBC comedy web series Feed My Funny.
Other projects include a self-produced comedy short, Craic Whores, for which he wrote, produced and directed a sequel, Craic Whores 2: The Ballad of Slutmagic, in 2010.
George continues to develop original ideas for television and his sitcom script, Minus One, has been optioned by Hartswood Films (Sherlock). George has written a Christmas feature screenplay A Sleigh In A Manger for the Irish Film Board and his film Trainwreck is in development with Samson Films and Black Horizon with Tailored Films Ltd.
George's recent work includes BBC series Michael Smiley: Something to Ride Home About, and Comedy Blap Lives of the Infamous. George directed both series of comedy sketch show Newzoids, a puppet animation show poking fun and news-worthy celebrities and public figures, and Channel 4 series Crashing for Big Talk. After directing Daniel Lawrence Taylor's comedy pilot, George will now direct the full series of Timewasters which has been commissioned by ITV2.
Second series of the topical comedy sketch show