DOG EAT DOG
Wed, 13 Jan 2021 10:57:55 GMT
The multi-skilled creative is best known for creating highly-acclaimed sitcom ‘The Inbetweeners’ and co-hosting an XFM show with comedian Jimmy Carr. He joins Dog Eat Dog in the UK, Germany and the US.
Often drawing on real life experiences to add relevance to both his narratives and characters, his writing perfectly captures the zeitgeist of the time. Casting is a crucial and careful process, affording him the perfect actors to enact his relatable and hugely loveable characters. Choosing collaboration over prescription, he prefers to give space to the actors, letting the comedy play out naturally.
Iain comments: “I’m delighted to be working with the team at dog eat dog as I take my first steps into the world of advertising.”
Iain got his first taste of writing on a couple of episodes of cult-sensation ‘Flight of the Conchords’, before creating the award winning sitcom, ‘The Inbetweeners’, alongside his writing partner Damon Beesley. The sitcom, described by the Guardian as a “one of the most successful UK sitcoms of the 21st century”, was commissioned for a total of three series, some of which Morris directed, before becoming a feature film. The follow up feature, ‘The Inbetweeners 2’, was directed by Morris himself, leading him to both write and direct 2018’s Summer hit, ‘The Festival’.
Alongside wins at the British Comedy Awards, the National Television Awards and the Royal Television Society, Morris has picked up multiple nominations, including four coveted BAFTAs.
Most recently, Iain has written and directed BBC sitcom ‘The First Team’ with Damon: A sitcom ten years in the making thanks to the extensive research and meticulous re-drafts of this master of cultural nuance.
Dog Eat Dog co-founder and EP, Mark O’Sullivan, comments: "We are thrilled to welcome Iain. He is one of the freshest, funniest writer/directors in the business". Phil McCluney, Dog Eat Dog London EP says "We are shooting with Iain straight off the bat, so we’re off to a great start in 2021."
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