Ed's recently completed principle photography on his debut feature film, VS., an urban rites of passage drama set in the exciting world of UK rap-battle. Screen Daily "BBC Films boards battle rap drama 'VS.' with Connor Swindells and Shotty Horroh"
Ed's critically acclaimed short film THE HIVE (UK Film Council) was nominated for a world Vimeo Award in the 'Best Narrative' category, receiving notable praise from Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank, Wasp) and Brian Percival (Downton Abbey). The film premiered at Encounters Film Festival and has since amassed over 30,000 views online. In 2009, his two-minute comedy short Three Little Words was a Virgin Media Shorts finalist, whilst his other films have aired on BBC1 and picked up award nominations including BAFTA ‘60 Seconds’ and the student RTS Awards.
In 2013, Ed developed and directed one-woman theatre show INSIDE. The basement kidnap drama ran for 26 dates at Gilded Balloon as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and received a spate of 4 & 5* reviews, most notably in leading festival publication The Scotsman who said "There can be few more involving or unforgettable character studies in Edinburgh this year… an incredibly powerful and emotional piece."
Working commercially, Ed's expertise in youth culture led him to direct an award-winning advert for CANCER RESEARCH featuring spoken word artist Suli Breaks. The spot won the "Excellence in Digital Communications" category at the Communiqué Awards and was nominated in two categories at the prestigious The Drum Awards. Ed's also created films for HSBC, The National Lottery, Levi's and Myspace UK, whilst in music, his videos for major record label artists including Frank Turner, Lucy Rose and Shotty Horroh have notched up millions of views online.