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 BBC Films and the BFI. He is also currently writing for Sky Comedy series Bloods, having also written for Netflix YA drama Zero Chill. Tom is currently developing his hour-long drama series The Deed for Channel 4 and Various Artists with his sister/co-writer Charlotte Melia, as well as his original half-hour comedy-drama series Planet of the Tapes for Channel 4 and Lime Pictures.  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, having been produced by The Comedy Unit, 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 DJ Films / BBC Films
Original romantic-comedy screenplay (co-written with Nathan Bryon & also Associate Producer)
Director: Raine Allen Miller / Exec Producer: Damian Jones
In production (2022)
Television writing credits (broadcast):
Bloods – Season 2 Roughcut TV / Sky Comedy
Writer for the hit comedy series starring Samson Kayo & Jane Horrocks
(1 x 30-minute episode, and writers room)
Zero Chill – Season 1 Lime Pictures / Netflix Originals
Writer for the teen ice-skating drama
(2 x 30-minute episodes, and writers room)
Famalan – 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):
The Deed Various Artists / Channel 4
60′ drama – in development with co-creator Charlotte Melia
Producer: Roberto Troni
Pilot script commissioned for Channel 4 (2021)
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
Run Rabbit Run Hartswood Films
Original drama-action series (under option)
Inside Joke Thruline
Original US comedy-drama series
Untitled Comedy-Drama Project Bad Wolf
Treatment commission
Nowhere Cove Lime Pictures
Original YA drama series
Under option
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):
The Splash Kindle Entertainment / Disney UK
Original children’s comedy-drama series
Pilot script commissioned
Co-created and written with Charlotte Melia
Medieval The Comedy Unit
Original teen-comedy series
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