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 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 new comedy sketch series Newzoids, a puppet animation show poking fun and news-worthy celebrities and public figures that started in April 2015, and now new E4 series Crashing for Big Talk.

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Director

Crashing
6 x 30'
Creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Producer Josh Cole
 

Comedy

Big Talk for E4
 
Newzoids
6 x 30'
Producer Bethan Gorman and Giles Pilbrow
Writer Various
 

Animated comedy sketch show

Citrus Television for ITV1
 
Producer James Dean
Writer David Crow, Jim Howick and Oliver Maltman
Starring
  • Jim Broadbent
  • David Crow
  • Jim Howick
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    Comedy blap
    Big Talk Productions for Channel 4
     
    Producer Chris 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
     
    Producer Keith Martin
     
    Part Of The Comedy Lab Series for Channel 4
    Green Inc Film and Television for Channel 4
     
    Producer Nathan 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
     
    Producer Keith Martin
     
    Green Inc Film and Television for RTE 2
     

    Executive Producer & Director

    Writer Diarmuid Corr, George Kane, Keith Martin
    Starring
  • Diarmuid Corr
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    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
     
    Producer Keith Martin
    Writer Diarmuid Corr, George Kane, Keith Martin
    Starring
  • Diarmuid Corr
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    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
     
    Producer Ciaran McCormack
     
    Screened in competition Cork International Film Festival.

     

    Writer & Director & Producer & Editor

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

    Welded Tandem Picture Company/2 Entertain