Edward Cripps

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Assistant: Jennifer Thomas

Film, TV & Theatre

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.

In Development

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IZA'S BALLAD

Librecine & 198 Films

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

ISLAND BLUE

Librecine &198 Films, supported by Creative Europe.

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

COPSE

Producer: Max Pirkis

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

BEACONS

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

BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

Blindeye Films, supported by SEFF through Film London and BFI’s London Calling scheme

‘After his best friend disappears following a violent argument, a troubled marine must wrestle with his identity and guilty conscience.’
Dir. Matthew Hopper
Short Film

Film

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SCATTER

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

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A PROBLEM SHARED

2015

The Northern Film School

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