Tom Melia
Writer / Producer

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Tom is a writer and producer for television and feature-film. Tom’s original romantic-comedy feature film Rye Lane is currently in production with Searchlight and BBC Film and the BFI. He is also currently writing for the new season of Sky Comedy series Bloods, having also written for Netflix YA drama Zero Chill. Tom is currently developing his hour-long drama series Dirty Deed for Lionsgate and Various Artists with his sister/co-writer Charlotte Melia, as well as other original series in development with Boffola Pictures, Eleven Film and BBC Studios. He is also a regular writer for Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, having written over 65 episodes.

Tom’s previous original TV pilot Fail is currently available on BBC3, and is based on Tom’s own original web-comedy series The Art of Awkward Conversation which he wrote, produced and directed. Tom has extensive experience as a producer/director and working with production teams worldwide, working across a variety of genres..

Feature Film (currently in production):
Rye Lane BBC Film / BFI / Fox Searchlight
Original romantic-comedy feature film – written with Nathan Bryon & Associate Producer
Director: Raine Allen Miller / Exec Producer: Damian Jones
In production (2022)
Feature Film (currently in development):
Saving Room 206 Pulse Films
Original horror-comedy feature film (written with Nathan Bryon)
The Whole Hog Veritgo Films
Christmas romantic-comedy feature film (written with Nathan Bryon)
Bad Time Quique Ltd
Original hi-concept time-travel feature film (written with Nathan Bryon)
Producer: Henry Schoffield
Television writing credits (broadcast):
Zero Chill – Season 1 Lime Pictures / Netflix Originals
Writer for the teen ice-skating drama
(2 x 30-minute episodes, and writers room)
Bloods – Season 2 Roughcut TV / Sky Comedy
Writer for the second season of the hit comedy series
(1 x 30-minute episode, and writers rooms)
Famalam – Season 3 BBC Studios
Commissioned writer for the comedy sketch series (with co-writer Nathan Bryon)
Hollyoaks Lime Pictures / Channel 4
Writer for the Channel 4 soap (2014-present)
65 x 30 minute episodes
Fail The Comedy Unit / BBC3
Original TV pilot based on Tom’s own comedy web-series The Art of Awkward Conversation
Writer/Creator/Associate Producer
Free Rein Lime Pictures / Netflix
Writers room for the second-season of the children’s drama
Original TV drama/comedy (currently in development):
Dirty Deed Various Artists / Lionsgate
60′ drama – in development with co-creator Charlotte Melia
Executive Producer: Roberto Troni
Pilot script commissioned (2022)
Inside Joke Boffola Pictures
Original comedy-drama series – in development with co-creator Charlotte Melia
Executive Producer: Shane Allen
(under option)
Feeding the Nation BBC Studios
Producer: Ben Hough
Treatment commissioned (2022)
Medieval Eleven Film
Original teen-comedy series
(under option)
Broke Mindseye Film & TV
Original comedy-drama series – in development with co-creator Nathan Bryon
Treatment commissioned
Lenny Henry Radio Show Tiger Aspect / Radio 4
Commissioned writer for the radio comedy sketch show (co-written with Nathan Bryon)
Original TV drama/comedy (previously in development):
Planet of the Tapes Lime Pictures / Channel 4
Returnable comedy-drama series following a group of friends working in a video shop in 1992
Co-created and written with Charlotte Melia
Two scripts and bible commissioned for Channel 4 (2021)
The Big One The Comedy Unit / Channel 4
30′ comedy-drama series – pilot script commissioned (2018)
Second script and readthrough commissioned (2019)
Writer/Creator/Associate Producer
Untitled Comedy-Drama Project Bad Wolf
Treatment commission
Run Rabbit Run Hartswood Films
Original drama-action series (under option)
The Splash Kindle Entertainment / Disney UK
Original children’s comedy-drama series
Pilot script commissioned
Co-created and written with Charlotte Melia
Nowhere Cove Lime Pictures
Original YA drama series
Under option
The Famous Poppelstones Lime Pictures
Original children’s comedy-drama series
Royal Ranch Disney UK
Development work for Disney comedy-drama series
Super Happy Fun Times BBC Studios
Comedy about a group of teenagers working in a theme park – Pilot script commissioned
The Mild Bunch Hat Trick Productions
High-concept comedy-drama series – Treatment commissioned
Flat White What Larks Productions
Sitcom about a city boy who falls from grace and is forced to take a job with his sister in her independently-run coffee shop
The Art of Awkward Conversation Comedy web-series celebrating the bizarre, insipid, or just plain awkwardness of British conversation:
Producer/Director television credits:
This Morning ITV Studios / ITV1
Producer/Writer/Director for the daily magazine show
The One Show BBC / BBC1
Producer/Writer/Director for the prime-time BBC1 show
Loose Women ITV
Producer/Director for the daily chat show
Drop Down Menu Channel 4
Fern Channel 4
Producer/Director for Fern Brittain-hosted daily chat show
Galaxy Awards ITV
TV Book Club Channel 4
Richard & Judy Channel 4 / Watch
Saturday Kitchen BBC
VT Director
Michael Buble: My Kind of Tour ITV
VT Director
Celebrity Pressure Cooker BBC
VT Director
Short film / online:
The Legendary Jesse Poppelstone Finalist, Performance Film Comp
Short Film – Producer
Thought @ Work Short Film – Producer
Dear Patrick Short Film – Producer
Virgin Atlantic ‘Still Demanding’ Online – producer
Various Stepping Stone Media
Online – producer
Kallo Online – producer
VNC Cocktails Online – producer
Other production credits:
Spendaholics BBC
Brainiac Sky
A Mighty Heart Revolution Films