Ed has recently directed 3 episodes of new HBO/BBC2 banking drama "Industry" (including the season finalé), as well as Co-Exec Producing across the series. The show is Executive Produced by Jane Tranter for Bad Wolf TV. Watch trailer here
Ed's debut feature film, rap-battle drama VS. (BBC Films), world premiered at the 2018 London Film Festival and was released in cinemas nationwide by Altitude Entertainment. The film was bought by Netflix for all English-speaking territories, having received wide critical acclaim and a host of 4 & 5 ★ star reviews. Top UK film critic, Peter Bradshaw (Guardian), called it “A movie with flair and force”, Sight & Sound named it their ‘Film of the Week’ saying, “Lilly handles his characters’ torment and excitable hormonal states in thrilling and visceral ways” and Metro made it their ‘Big Release’ describing it as an “authentic and punchy watch”.
VS. subsequently picked up a Writers' Guild of Great Britain nomination for "Best Debut Screenplay" and Ed was longlisted at the British Independent Film Awards in the "Debut Director" and "Debut Screenwriter" categories. In 2017, he was named as a Screen International “Star of Tomorrow” and included in the BBC “New Talent Hotlist”.
Previously, Ed's short film THE HIVE (UK Film Council) was “Staff Picked” and nominated for a 2012 Vimeo Award in the 'Best Narrative' category. Working commercially, his expertise in youth culture led him to direct an award-winning advert for CANCER RESEARCH featuring spoken word artist Suli Breaks. He's also created music videos and content for artists including Frank Turner, Lucy Rose, Deap Vally and Shotty Horroh.
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