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Hi, I'm Céin (pronounced "Keen" or "Key-un"). I'm a half Irish / half British crossbreed and was raised in the Black Country in the West Midlands, UK.

I'm a television writer and series director that specialises in comedy and works across both scripted and non-scripted television formats; devotedly crafting, leading and delivering confident and ambitious, warm and funny TV.

I also create original TV commercials using my experience and knowledge of broadcast TV to create powerful and effective advertising.

I fell in love with writing and directing as a boy, making my own B-movies with my brothers. Our biggest hits were 'Gator' and 'Gator II: He's Back!', using an inflatable alligator lilo. They were rubbish.


My focus is always in finding the 'soul' of the project and approaching it with genuine heart, so audiences are left feeling fulfilled.

Alongside my writing partner Andy Kinnear, I'm the co-writer and creator of the cult BBC scripted comedy series Top Coppers, the BBC true crime mocumentary series Sexy Murder and the Channel 4 comedy thriller pilot Law Man, all of which I also directed.

I directed Series 10 and 11 of the BAFTA winning Horrible Histories for the BBC, from which I was asked to direct the third series of the CBBC hit Andy and the Band.

I've also written, produced and directed across various comedy entertainment, factual entertainment and documentary formats, most notably as the showrunner (series director, writer & exec producer) for the epic return of GamesMaster after 23 years, the 90s cult video game challenge series where I was responsible for conceiving and implementing the creative vision that faithfully captured the spirit of the original while also satisfying a new 2020s audience..


I was recommend for GamesMaster by Channel 4 following a series of successful fact ent formats, including Peng Life for E4, Spencer and Vogue for C4 and In Bed with Jamie for E4, all of which were commissioned to series from my original pilots.


I've also completed numerous projects for E4's BAFTA winning structured reality series Made in Chelsea as well as directing the series itself.

I've directed and edited over 60 original sizzles, tasters and pilots and self-cut many of my broadcast projects via my own Avid suite.

A lot of my work is available to see here on the Watch page.

Should you have an enquiry regarding scripted work, please contact my agent Robert Taylor at The Artists Partnership. If you have a non-scripted/factual enquiry or simply want to get in touch, please feel free to contact me directly. I look forward to hearing from you.

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