About

Idiotlamp Productions Ltd is an independent film and TV production company, which recently completed its first major TV series, the dark comedy thriller STAG for BBC Two, as a joint venture with BBC Comedy. The company now has several high-profile film and television projects in active development in the UK and USA.

Idiotlamp was established by George Kay and Jim Field Smith, friends and collaborators since the age of 13.

Jim Field Smith is a BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated director, producer and writer. He directed the major motion pictures SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE for Dreamworks and BUTTER starring Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman and Olivia Wilde.

He co-created, wrote, produced and directed STAG for BBC 2. Previously he produced and directed both seasons of THE WRONG MANs for the BBC/Hulu, nominated for three BAFTAs and winning an RTS Award, and the second season of the BBC / Showtime comedy EPISODES starring Matt LeBlanc, picking up BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations. His other TV credits include the forthcoming film “PASSENGER” for ENDEAVOUR (ITV) and also WRECKED for TBS.

His short films include GOODBYE TO THE NORMALS and WHERE HAVE I BEEN ALL YOUR LIFE? and he has directed numerous high- profile commercials internationally.

George Kay co-created and wrote STAG for BBC 2. He has written for several high-profile drama series, including the forthcoming KILLING EVE for BBC America, MY MAD FAT DIARY, THE TUNNEL, THE HOUR and OUR ZOO. He was previously Head of Development at Twenty Twenty Television and Head of Factual at Blast Films, before pursuing writing full-time in 2009, when his feature screenplay GOOD LUCK ANTHONY BELCHER headed the Brit List.

He wrote and directed the monologue DOUBLE LESSON, performed by Phil Davis, for Channel 4. His short film credits include BITTER, produced by Michael Winterbottom, and BARBADOS starring Michael Sheen. Previously he wrote the short films GOODBYE TO THE NORMALS and WHERE HAVE I BEEN ALL YOUR LIFE?