Ed Cripps


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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Assistant: Jennifer Thomas

Film, TV & Theatre

Ed is a writer and freelance development producer. His recent commissions include the Creative Europe MEDIA funded adaptation of the fantasy novel ISLAND BLUE by New York Times bestselling author Magda Szabó and her adult novel IZA’S BALLAD. He is currently developing his own original TV series idea.

His feature drama script SCATTER has been commended in competitions including the Bluecat Screenplay Competition and Screenwriting Goldmine. He is also a 4Talent and BAFTA Guru Film Pro alumni and was selected for an IdeasTap BBC Writersroom Screenwriting Masterclass.

His background in film and television includes an internship at Number 9 Films, freelance script consultant work and development executive roles at Rocliffe and Amber Entertainment. 

He studied screenwriting at the University of Southern California, has an MA with distinction in Filmmaking 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. 

In Development



Librecine & 198 Films

Feature adaptation of the novel of the same name by New York Times best selling author Magda Szabó.


Librecine &198 Films, supported by Creative Europe.

Feature adaptation of the classic fantasy adventure novel by Magda Szabó.


Producer: Max Pirkis

‘After a heady summer of driving lessons, a student and instructor discover a secret bond.’
Short film
Dir. James Lewis


198 Films

'A rookie firefighter risks her life to save her captain as the Brecon Beacons are set ablaze in a terrible gorse fire.’
Short film




Original drama screenplay on spec.
*Quarterfinalist in 2016 Screenwriting Goldmine Competition and the Bluecat Screenplay Competition, placing in the top 5% in a
record year with 4500 submissions.
*Winner of a place on a IdeasTap BBC Writersroom Screenwriting Masterclass as one of 40 successful writers from 1000 applicants.

Short Films




The Northern Film School

As Writer & director
*Selected for La Garenne Tout Courts Festival, Norwich Film Festival & This Is England Festival 2015.