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. 

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 Nightlight with Tailored Films Ltd.

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Television
Director
Comedy Blap: Lives of the Infamous 3 x multiple
Oct 2014
Big Talk Productions for Channel 4
Producer James Dean
Director George Kane
Writer David Crow, Jim Howick and Oliver Maltman
Starring Jim Broadbent, David Crow, Jim Howick & Oliver Maltman

Comedy blap

BBC for BBC1 Northern Ireland
Producer Chris Jones
Director George Kane
Starring Michael Smiley

Award-winning actor and comedian Michael Smiley cycles around Northern Ireland

Live at the Electric 8 x 30'
2012
Avalon Television for BBC3
Director George Kane

 
Headwreckers 1 x 30'
2008
Green Inc Film and Television for Channel 4
Producer Keith Martin
Director George Kane

Part Of The Comedy Lab Series for Channel 4

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The Last Broadcast: Series 6 2008

 
Director George Kane

Title Sequence

Tonightly 2008
Objective Productions for Channel 4
Producer Nathan Eastwood
Director George Kane

Boris Johnson inserts

Director and Editor
Sketchy: Series 2 6 x 30'
2011
Green Inc Film and Television for BBC Northern Ireland
Director George Kane
Writer Diarmuid 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.

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Green Inc Film and Television for BBC Northern Ireland
Producer Keith Martin
Director George Kane
Writer Diarmuid Corr, George Kane, Keith Martin
Starring Diarmuid Corr

Sketch comedy show

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Writer and Director
Touching People 1 x 30'
2009
Green Inc Film and Television for RTE 2
Producer Keith Martin
Director George Kane
Writer George Kane

 
Ape 2008
Green Inc Film and Television for Channel 4
Director George Kane
Writer George Kane

Comedy short featuring a mix of sketches and hidden-camera stunts.

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Best Laid Plans 1 x 25'
2003
IADT-DL
Director George Kane
Writer George Kane

Documentary

Writer, Director, Producer and Editor
Cinephelia 1 x 25'
2008

 
Producer George Kane
Director George Kane
Writer George Kane

 
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Film
Writer and Director
Nightlight 2014
Tailored Films Ltd
In Development
Director George Kane
Writer George Kane

 
Trainwreck Feature
2014
Samson Films
In Development
Director George Kane
Writer George Kane

 
Death and Other Clerical Errors Short
2003

 
Producer Ciaran McCormack
Director George Kane
Writer George Kane

Screened in competition Cork International Film Festival.

Director and Co-Writer
Discoverdale Feature
2013
Welded Tandem Picture Company/2 Entertain
In Post-Production
Producer Chris Carey
Director George Kane
Starring Dead Cat Bounce

Shot in the UK and Scandinavia, Discoverdale traces Dead Cat Bounce lead singer James Walmsley’s attempts to meet his biological father, whom he believes is former Deep Purple vocalist and Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale.

Writer, Director, Producer and Editor

 
Producer George Kane
Director George Kane
Writer George Kane

 
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Craic Whores Short
2008

 
Producer George Kane
Director George Kane
Writer George Kane

 
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