Nick Collett

Director for live comedy and television

Theatre, Film & TV
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Biography

Nick Collett is an award-winning director who specialises in comedy, both for live and for TV.

This year Nick has directed two sitcom pilots for BBC3: Flat TV, which stars Tom Rosenthal and Naz Osmanoglu (for BBC in-house) and Fried, starring Katy Wix, Simon Greenall and Mandeep Dhillon (for Two Brothers Pictures).

Nick has just finished a series of Comedy Blaps (for Channel 4 and Retort): Chewing Gum, written by and starring Michaela Coel is an adaptation of her critically acclaimed play at the National Theatre. Previously Nick directed the series of Blaps for comedian Claudia O’Doherty (C4 and Bwark), which can be seen here.

Nick developed his keen eye for visuals directing music videos and commercials, whilst his experience on the live comedy circuit honed his performance directing and ability to land a joke. Nick has directed many Edinburgh shows including Sam Fletcher’s Good On Paper, which was nominated for a Foster’s Comedy Award and had a sell-out run at the Soho Theatre.

Nick has a wealth of experience and is comfortable directing both long and short-form material (he’s shot season trails for Have I got News For You and VT’s for The Last Leg), as well as script-editing, development and live readthroughs.

He is also an accomplished photographer and is currently shooting an ongoing series of comedians' portraits, captured in the moments after they leave stage. A selection can be seen on The Guardian website here.


CV

Television
Director
Chewing Gum 2 x 5'
2014
Retort TV for Channel 4
Creator Michaela Coel
Director Nick Collett

Michaela Coel's one-woman play Chewing Gum Dreams adapted for TV for Channel 4's Comedy Blaps. Chewing Gum recalls those last days of innocence before adulthood.

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Flat TV 2014
BBC for BBC Three
Director Nick Collett
Starring Tom Rosenthal & Naz Osmanoglu

Comedy feed for BBC Three's 'Feed My Funny'

Fried Pilot
2014
Two Brothers Pictures for BBC Three
Producer Sarah Hammond
Director Nick Collett
Writer Jack and Harry Williams

Comedy pilot for BBC Three 'Feed My Funny' starring Katy Wix, set in a chicken shop

Bwark for Channel 4
Director Nick Collett
Starring Claudia O'Doherty


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Have I Got News for You 2013
Hat Trick Productions
Director Nick Collett
Starring Ian Hislop & Paul Merton

Nick directed the trailer for series 46

The Last Leg 1 x 60'
2013
Open Mike Productions for Channel 4
Director Nick Collett
Starring Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe & Alex Brooker

Sketch director

AITV 2012
Amnesty International
Director Nick Collett

Web series for Amnesty starring: Sara Pascoe, Shappi Korsandi, Diane Morgan, Joe Wells, Romesh Ranganathan

Dr. George Ryegold 2012
Retort
In development
Director Nick Collett

 
Mona Yousefi 2012
Hat Trick
Director Nick Collett

Taster

The Secret Policeman's Ball: The Secret Bits 2012

 
Director Nick Collett

Starring Ben Stiller, Russell Brand, Eddie Izzard, The Muppets, Tim Roth, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross

Jazzie 2011
Eleven Films for BBC
Director Nick Collett

Online comedy sketches

Post Creative Director
The Secret Policeman's Ball 2012
Amnesty International

 
Writer and Director
Bluebell 6 x 4'
2009
Angel Eye for MTV
Director Nick Collett
Writer Nick Collett

Comedy mini-series

Theatre
Director
Pleasance Courtyard
Director Nick Collett
Writer Adam Kay

Pleasance Courtyard
Director Nick Collett

Holly Burn: The H Club 2012
Just The Tonic
Director Nick Collett

Sam Fletcher: Good On Paper 2012
Bannerman's
Director Nick Collett

Writer and Director
Further Complications 2010
Pleasance Courtyard
Director Nick Collett
Writer Nick Collett
Starring Jacob Edwards & Phil Gilbert

Live sketch show for The Sunday Defensive

Living and Dying 2010
Just the Tonic Caves
Director Nick Collett
Writer Nick Collett
Starring Holly Burn

Holly Burn's hybrid of stand up, sketch and character comedy

At Home With Holly 2009

Director Nick Collett
Writer Nick Collett
Starring Holly Burn

Innovative comedy show, set in a real house at Edinburgh Fringe.

Friend and Foe 2009
Pleasance Courtyard
Director Nick Collett
Writer Nick Collett
Starring Jacob Edwards & Phil Gilbert

Debut Edinburgh show for The Sunday Defensive

Film
Director
Amnesty International 2012

 
Director Nick Collett

Creative Director for series of short films for charity's online media campaign.

Oil Short
2012
Salt TV for Amnesty International
Director Nick Collett
Starring Sophie Okonedo

 
Writer and Director
Just Add Water Short
2008

 
Director Nick Collett
Writer Nick Collett

 
Thin the Herd Short
2005

 
Director Nick Collett
Writer Nick Collett

Albert Einstein once said "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing." In this short film, it works both ways.

Other
Director
Ina Mina Dika 2011

Music video for Goldspot

2011 Show 2010

VT director for Kevin Bridges programme

40 Days and 40 Nights 2007

Music video for The Enemy

I Luv U 2007

Music video for The Ordinary Boys

Serotonin 2007

Music video for Simple Kid

I Think We're Alone Now 2006

Music video for Girls Aloud

No More Eatin' 2006

Music video for Plan B

Roses for the Dead 2006

Music video for Funeral For A Friend

Rewind 2005

Music video for Goldspot