Edward is a London-based writer by way of Yorkshire and Dorset. His young adult TV thriller TOUGH LOVE is in development with Leopard Pictures and he is currently adapting fantasy novel ISLAND BLUE and family drama IZA’S BALLAD by bestselling author Magda Szabó for 198 Films, supported by Creative Europe.
He is one of six emerging LGBTQ+ filmmakers selected for the 2019 BFI NETWORK @ FLARE Mentorship in association with BAFTA and was one of seventeen innovative and boundary-pushing genre filmmakers selected for NETWORK@LFF, a bespoke professional development programme from BFI NETWORK and London Film Festival 2018. He is also a BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew participant and was selected for an IdeasTap BBC Writersroom Masterclass for his first screenplay.
Edward co-wrote the SEFF and Film London supported short BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA and his debut short A PROBLEM SHARED screened internationally at festivals. His background in script development includes the BAFTA nominated short THE PARTY, assisting in the coordination of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Showcases, reading for a leading international script consultancy and an internship at Number 9 Films.
He studied screenwriting at USC, has an MA in Filmmaking with distinction and a prize grant from the Northern Film School in Leeds where he also directed the theatrical adaptation of Thomas Vinterberg’s FESTEN with cast members selected for the International Student Drama Festival.
Edward is developing a slate of original feature, TV and short film projects with a focus on unconventional genre and LGBTQ+ stories and is represented by Giles Smart at United Agents.
(For Edward's doppelgänger, Ed Cripps of journalism and TV comedy fame, see here.)