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Agent: Edward Hughes

Simon Gibney is an award-winning director, with experience across drama, comedy and multi-camera productions. He has worked on a huge array of programmes, such as Dead Air for BBC 3/Tiger Aspect, Father Brown for the BBC and Horrible Histories for CBBC. With over twenty years’ experience, Simon has worked across the UK, Ireland and the US. He has won numerous awards for his children’s and comedy TV work. Website: http://www.simongibney.com/

 

Television:

MOON AND ME Bento Box/9Story

50 x episodes of new puppet series. Tales of toy friends and their magical adventures

COMIC Relief Christmas Special BBC Studios

‘Twas the Thanks after Red Nose Day’ – starring Sally Philips and Lenny Henry

WILDWOODS Sixteen South/Hulu

26 x puppet adventure series for kids. A giant sasquatch leaves his home in the big city and moves into the forest.

NOWHERE FAST Deadpan Pictures/RTE/BBC Worldwide

Comedy series about life in a small town as seen from the perspective of a returning millennial. Created by and starring Alison Spittle

FURCHESTER HOTEL Sesame Street/BBC

18 episodes starring Elmo, Cookie Monster and many other Henson characters

FATHER BROWN BBC

Episodes of the BBC One drama series about a crime-solving priest starring Mark Williams

BULL John Stanley Production/UKTV

Studio comedy set in an Antique shop, featuring Robert Lindsay, Maureen Lipman, Matt Lucas and Kevin Eldon

DEAD AIR BBC3/Tiger Aspect

Comedy drama about a late night radio DJ, starring Greg James and Tom Davis                                                                        

HORRIBLE HISTORIES CBBC/Lion Televisoin

Series 6 – 15 x 30 min episodes of the sketch show featuring gruesome gags and hideous hilarity
Winner of the International Emmy for Kids: Factual

HORRIBLE SCIENCE HatTrick/Toff/ITV/ABC Australia

Series 1 – 10 x 30 min episodes of the sketch show looking at the messy, gory, macabre, fun and fascinating delights of science

DOCTORS BBC Drama

Daytime continuing drama – over 59 episodes across six series

THE JOHNNY AND INEL SHOW Princess Productions/CBBC

Comedy sketch show – 13 episodes

THE BIG PITCH (PILOT) Grand Pictures/Sky

Director

WATSON & OLIVER BBC

Sketch show – 6 episodes in series 2, featuring a mixture of pre-recorded sketches and performances in front of a studio audience

SPY Hat Trick/Sky 1

Sitcom about a single father who is accidentally recruited as a trainee spy for MI5 – series 2
Edit director

ROY Jam Media/CBBC

Comedy drama about a cartoon boy living in the real world. 6 episodes in series 2

FAIR CITY RTE

Ireland’s longest running soap. 85 episodes over three series

THE BRONX BUNNY SHOW Starz Network USA/DZE

Adult comedy show – 10 episodes

THE PODGE AND RODGE SHOW RTE

Scripted chat show – over 100 episodes across four series
Won Irish Film and TV Award 2008 – Best Entertainment

Multi-Camera

Junior Eurovision 2017 Vanilla Events/GPB/EBU

Live show broadcast across Europe

TUBRIDY TONIGHT RTE

Saturday night entertainment show

SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW RTE

Entertainment show mixing guests, music and more

THE AFTERNOON SHOW Green Inc/RTE

126 episodes of this daytime lifestyle series.

THE CAFÉ RTE

Chat show with comic items & top musical performances

THE ONCE A WEEK SHOW RTE

Chat show co-hosted by Dustin the Turkey, of Eurovision fame

EYE2EYE RTE

Show where young people get to meet heroes who have contributed to society

SPORT QUIZ OF THE YEAR 2015 RTE

Sports quiz

PLAY IT BY YEAR Adare/RTE

Quiz show with questions based on archive material from the 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and today

TAKE ME OUT Freemantle/TV3

Dating game show – 20 episodes across two series

FAMILY FORTUNE Freemantle/TV3

Survey based game show – 25 episodes

MASTERMIND 2012 TV3/BBC

Iconic quiz show, both celeb and junior editions – 10 episodes

JOSEPH CALLEJA: A NIGHT IN MALTA NnG promotions/Sky

Open air operatic concert recorded in Valetta

ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE Coco TV

Live Coverage of Ireland’s National Day – St Patrick‘s Festival

ASLAN MADE IN DUBLIN ShinAwiL/EMI

Feature length film documenting the band plus an intimate unplugged concert.

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB Coco TV/RTE

A special look at the Cuban musicians and their orchestra, as they performed live

FESTIVAL OF WORLD CULTURES Paradise Pictures/RTE

Music and cultural festival

WITNNESS Setanta TV/MTV

Two intimate concerts in Dublin and The Mandela Hall, Belfast featuring Wyclef Jean, The Edge, Creative Control, Suede and Doves

HEINEKEN GREEN ENERGY Coco TV

Music festival at Dublin Castle featuring The White Stripes, Muse, The Frames, Damien Rice, Bell X1, Mundy, Manic Street Preachers

CLASS ACT RTE

A search for Ireland’s most talented teenager.

JASON BYRNE: OUT OF THE BOX McIntyre Entertainment

Live stand up show

LIFFEY LAUGH Midas

Stand up series

THE LOUNGE DZE/RTE

Stand up comedy shows

ZIG AND ZAG RTE

Celebrity blooper special

THE LATE LATE SHOW RTE

The longest-running chat show in the world

Awards:

International Emmy Kids Award

Winner – Best Kids Factual – Horrible Histories – 2017

Children’s BAFTA

Nominee Best Comedy – Horrible Histories – 2015

Children’s BAFTA

Winner  Best Drama – ROY – 2012

Irish Film and TV Award

Winner Entertainment –  The Podge and Rodge Show – 2008 and 2000
Winner Entertainment – The Bronx Bunny (US version) – 2004

British Comedy Guide

Winner Best Sketch Show – Horrible Histories

Kidscreen America

Winner Best Series – Horrible Histories

Broadcast Awards

Nominated – Horrible Histories