Edward is a London-based writer by way of Yorkshire and Dorset. His recent commissions include the feature adaptation of fantasy adventure novel ISLAND BLUE and adult family drama IZA’S BALLAD by New York Times bestselling author Magda Szabó, in development with 198 Films and supported by Creative Europe.
He was one of 17 boundary pushing filmmakers selected for NETWORK@LFF 2018, a bespoke professional development programme from BFI NETWORK and the BFI London Film Festival. He has also enjoyed two years on the BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew programme and was selected for an IdeasTap BBC Writersroom Masterclass for his first feature script.
His YA TV thriller TOUGH LOVE was shortlisted for interview from over 2000 entries for the 4Screenwriting course. His feature drama script SCATTER has been commended in competitions including the Bluecat Screenplay Competition and Screenwriting Goldmine and he co-wrote the short BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, supported by SEFF through Film London and the BFI’s London Calling scheme, starring Martin McCann.
His background includes development executive roles on the BAFTA and EFA nominated short THE PARTY and assisting in the coordination of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Showcases. Previously he worked as a script consultant for a leading international script consultancy and as a development intern at Number 9 Films.
He studied screenwriting at the University of Southern California, has an MA in Filmmaking with distinction and prize grant from the Northern Film School and a degree in English Literature and Language from the University of Leeds. While studying, he directed a theatrical adaptation of Thomas Vinterberg’s FESTEN and wrote and directed his debut short A PROBLEM SHARED which screened internationally at festivals.
Edward is currently developing a slate of original film, TV and short projects.
Edward is represented by United Agents.
(For Edward's doppelgänger, Ed Cripps of journalism and TV comedy fame, see here.)