Nick Collett

Director for live comedy and television

Theatre, Film & TV
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Biography

Nick Collett is an award winning director who has spent the last few years working extensively in comedy, both in television and on the live scene.

He has just finished directing two comedy pilots for BBC Three, one with the Williams Brothers and another with Tom and Naz. Previous TV credits include shooting a series of Comedy Blaps starring Claudia O'Doherty for Channel 4 and Bwark and The Jazzie Show online sketches he directed for the BBC have gained nearly 3 million hits on YouTube.

Nick directed "Good on Paper", a show for comedian Sam Fletcher at last year's Edinburgh Festival, which received a nomination for the Foster's Comedy Award best-newcomer and had a sell-out run at the Soho Theatre. "Put simply, no other show has made me smile so much this year", The Independent.

Nick honed his directing skills shooting music videos for Plan B, Girl's Aloud and U.S. band Goldspot.

Earlier this year Nick's film "Oil" for Amnesty International, won an ICVA Laurus Award. 

Nick is currently shooting an ongoing series of comedian's portraits, taken just after they've left stage. A selection can be seen here on The Guardian website here.


CV

Television
Director
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 currently shooting and being developed as a series with Nick attached to direct

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


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