Dez McCarthy

Director
Producer

DIRECTOR ON BAFTA AWARD WINNING BEST CHILDREN’S COMEDY “DIDDY MOVIES” 

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Director
Zodiak Kids for CITV (Comedy)
HOPE STREET
Director
Long Story TV for BBC (Drama)
Producers: Paul Marquess, Donna Wiffen
FLATMATES Series 2
Lead Director
Zodiak TV for BBC (Comedy Drama)
Producer: Ray Lau
SECRET LIFE OF BOYS Series 5
Producer
Zodiak TV for BBC (Comedy)
Executive Producer: Trevor Klein
DANNY & MICK Series 3 & 4
Lead Director
Tiger Aspect Productions (Comedy)
Producer: Helen Burt
SECRET LIFE OF BOYS Series 4
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Zodiak TV for BBC (Comedy)
Producers: Trevor Klein, Ed Pugh
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Lead Director
Zodiak TV for BBC (Comedy Drama)
Producer: Ray Lau
SECRET LIFE OF BOYS Series 3
Lead Director
Zodiak TV for BBC (Comedy)
Producer: Trevor Klein
THE GOOD CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S WRITING GROUP
Director
RTE Storyland/Ka-Boom Films for RTE (Short Drama Film)
Producer: Andrew Wilson
MILLIE INBETWEEN Series 4
Lead Director
Zodiak TV for BBC (Comedy)
Producer: Jo Ward
THE LODGE Series 2
Lead Director
Disney/Zodiak TV (Musical Drama)
Producer: Ray Lau
MILLIE INBETWEEN Series 3
Director
The Foundation / Zodiak (Comedy)
Producer: Josephine Ward
THE LODGE
Director
Disney/Zodiak TV (Musical Drama)
Producer: Ray Lau
BIN BAG GIRLS
Director
Arts Ed Productions (Comedy Short)
Producer: Caroline Jefferies
MILLIE INBETWEEN Series 2
Director
Foundation TV for BBC (Comedy Drama)
Producers: Fiona Keane, Ali Carron
DIDDY MOVIES Series 2
Lead Director
BBC TV (Comedy Sketch Show)
Producer: Steve Ryde

*BAFTA Winner, Best Comedy 2014
ONCE UPON A CRIME
Director
BBC SCOTLAND (Comedy Drama)
Producer: Dougie Napier
THE SPARTICLE MYSTERY 3
Lead Director
Sparticle Productions (SFX Drama)
Producer: Jonathan Curling
BIRDS OF A FEATHER
Director
RETORT for ITV (Comedy)
Producer: Jo Willett

*Nominated Best Sit-Com Freesat Awards 2014
DIDDY MOVIES
Director
BBC TV (Comedy)
Producer: Steve Ryde

*BAFTA Winner Best Children's Comedy 2014
MEAN MUMS
Director
PMK / Retort (Comedy Short)
Producer: Paul McKenzie
DANI’S CASTLE 1-3
Lead Director
The Foundation / Zodiak (Comedy Drama)
Producers: Paul McKenzie, Ray Lau
STANLEY BROWN
Director
TALKBACK / RETORT (Comedy)
Producer: John Pocock
DANI’S HOUSE Series 1-5
Lead Director
The Foundation / Zodiak (Comedy Drama)
Producers: Paul McKenzie, Jemma Rodgers, Lucy Robinson, Jo Willett
PJANIMALS Series 1
Lead Director
JIM HENSON / SIXTEEN SOUTH (Comedy Drama/Education)

Producers: Colin Williams/Fiona Keane

*EMMY Nomination Outstanding Direction 2013
*EMMY Nomination Best Children’s Programme 2013
BIG AND SMALL Series 2
Director
SIXTEEN SOUTH / KINDLE (Comedy)
Producer: David Collier

*Winner: Best Children’s Programme, Chicago Film
Festival / Hugo TV Awards 2012
DICK AND DOM’S FUNNY BUSINESS
Director
BBC (Comedy/Ent.)
Producer: Simon London
SADIE J, Series 1
Director
BBC (Comedy Drama)
Producer: Paul McKenzie
SESAME TREE, Series 2
Director
SESAME / SIXTEENTH SOUTH (Education/Comedy)
Producer: Fiona Keane

*Winner: Best Children’s Programme, Chicago Film
Festival / Hugo TV Awards 2011
HOTEL TROUBLE, Series 2
Director
BBC (Comedy)
Producer: John Pocock
SUMMER IN TRANSYLVANIA, Series 1
Director
RDF / FOUNDATION TV (Comedy)
Producer: Candida Julien Jones
THE LEGEND OF DICK AND DOM Series 2 & 3
Lead Director
BBC (Comedy)
Producer: Steve Ryde
*BAFTA Nominated: Best Comedy 2010/11
THE LEGEND OF DICK AND DOM
Director
BBC (Comedy)
Producer: Steve Ryde
*BAFTA Nominated: Best Comedy 2009
CASUALTY
Director
BBC (Drama)
Multiple Episodes BBC TV
Producers: Loretta Preece/ Jane Steventon/Jane Dauncey
SESAME TREE
Director
SESAME / SIXTEEN SOUTH (Education/Comedy)
Producer: Candida Julian-Jones
*Winner Cine Golden Eagle Award 2008
NA DODAI
Director
BBCTV/IMAGINE (Education/Comedy/Irish language)
Producers: Fiona Keane/Mickey McGowan

*Winner Best Education Programme: International Celtic Film Festival 2007
BEL’S BOYS
Director
ENDEMOL (Comedy Drama)
Producer: Sue Breen
KERCHING!
Lead Director
BBC (Comedy Drama)
Producers: Candida Julian-Jones/Paul McKenzie
CAVE GIRL
Director
Two Hat Productions for the BBC (Action/Comedy/ Drama)
CUSTERS’S LAST STAND UP
Director
BBC/RTE (Comedy Drama)
Producer: Ferdia Mac Anna
GRANGE HILL
Lead Director
BBC (Drama)
Producer: Jo Ward
BEAR BEHAVING BADLY
Lead Director
DARRELL McQUEEN (Sitcom)
Producers: Maddy Darrell, Billy McQueen, Fiona Robinson
THE BASIL BRUSH SHOW
Lead Director
FOUNDATION (Sitcom)
Producers: Ged Allen, Bridgett Goodman
EMU
Director
ENDEMOL (Sitcom)
Producer: Candida Julien-Jones
FAMILY AFFAIRS
Director
Channel 5 Numerous Episodes
Producer: Mike Hudson/Jane Harris
BIG KIDS
Director
BBC (Comedy Drama)
Producer: Jacinta Peel
EASTENDERS
Director
BBC (Drama)
BBC TV Numerous Episodes
Producers: Matthew Robinson, Liz Steele, Mike Hudson, Jane Harris, John Yorke

Dez has worked in Film and Television since leaving University. Having worked his way up through the production system, he has been directing since 1995. Dez has achieved a great reputation for setting up new series and shooting award winning shows, despite the modern day restrictions of tight schedules and budgets.
Dez has won a BAFTA Children's Award for Best Comedy (2014), has 2 Bafta nominations (2009 & 2010), is a winner at the Celtic Film Festival (2007), a winner of a Cine Golden Eagle Award (2008) and a winner of two Hugo TV Awards, Chicago (2011 and 2012).