Edward is a screenwriter and freelance script consultant. His recent commissions include the feature adaptation of fantasy adventure novel Island Blue by New York Times bestselling author Magda Szabó, in development with 198 Films and Librecine and supported by Creative Europe.
He is currently adapting Szabó's adult family drama Iza's Ballad and is developing several original film, television and short form projects including Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea supported by SEFF through Film London and the BFI’s London Calling scheme.
His feature drama script Scatter has been commended in competitions including the Bluecat Screenplay Competition and Screenwriting Goldmine. Edward is also a BFI Network x BAFTA Crew Writer and 4Talent alumni, and was selected for an IdeasTap BBC Writersroom Screenwriting Masterclass.
His background in film and television 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 from the University of Leeds. While studying, he directed a theatrical adaptation of Thomas Vinterberg’s Festen and wrote and directed his own short film A Problem Shared which screened internationally at festivals.
Edward is represented by United Agents.
(For Edward's doppelgänger, Ed Cripps of journalism and TV comedy fame, see here.)