Film, TV & Theatre
Edward is a London-based writer by way of Yorkshire and Dorset. He is currently adapting fantasy novel ISLAND BLUE and family drama IZA’S BALLAD by New York Times bestselling author Magda Szabó for 198 Films, supported by Creative Europe.
His young adult TV thriller TOUGH LOVE is in development with Leopard Pictures and was shortlisted for interview from over 2000 scripts for 4Screenwriting. He co-wrote the SEFF and Film London supported short BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA starring Martin McCann and his debut short A PROBLEM SHARED screened internationally at festivals.
He 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 has also enjoyed two years on the BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew programme and was selected for an IdeasTap BBC Writersroom Masterclass for his first screenplay.
His background in 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.
THE BOY WHO CRIED GOD
Original TV horror pilot about hysteria in young boys.
Original young adult TV thriller series in development with Leopard Pictures.
Librecine & 198 Films
Feature adaptation of the tragic 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.’
'A rookie firefighter risks her life to save her captain as the Brecon Beacons are set ablaze in a terrible gorse fire.’
Original drama screenplay on spec.
THE PARTY (Short Film)
As Development Executive, 2016.
ISAAC AND THE RAM
Writer. In development with director Jason Bradbury (We Were Once .Tide - BFI Network Pick) and producers Yaw Basoah (Dark Pictures, BFI Vision Award) and Bref Webb (White Girl)
BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
Blindeye Films, supported by SEFF through Film London and BFI’s London Calling scheme
Writers: Ed Cripps & Mafhew Hopper, Director: Mafhew Hopper, Producers: Emily Vincent, Archie Pearch &
A PROBLEM SHARED
The Northern Film School
As Writer & director