Edward Cripps

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Assistant: Ellie Byrne

Film, TV & Theatre

Edward is a London-based writer by way of Yorkshire and Dorset. He is currently writing on KAOS, Charlie Covell’s upcoming genre-bending series for Netflix, and has several original TV projects in development including an ambitious YA sci-fi with Two Brothers Pictures and a half hour dramedy with Objective Fiction inspired by his experience of growing up gay in the countryside. 

In 2021, Edward was selected for the Channel 4 Screenwriting Course Mentoring Scheme and paired with Firebird Pictures. He is a BFI Flare x BAFTA Crew mentee, a BFI NETWORK @ London Film Festival alumni and has written shorts with the support of The Uncertain Kingdom, the Southern Exposure Film Fund and Film London. 

In film, Edward is writing his debut queer horror feature with the support of BFI NETWORK, awarding funds from The National Lottery, as well as a fantasy adventure book adaptation and an irreverent coming of age comedy with a political edge.

His background in development includes script editing a series supported by the BFI Young Audiences Content Fund, assisting on the BAFTA nominated short THE PARTY, aiding in the coordination of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Showcases, freelance script reading and an internship at Number 9 Films.

Alongside his work in writersrooms, Edward is developing a slate of film and TV projects with a focus on subversive genre, LGBTQ+ and young adult stories.

Television

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KAOS

2020

Netflix / Brightstar / All3Media

Showrunner: Charlie Covell
Writersroom and episode commission

THE APATHETICS

Two Brothers Pictures

Original sci-fi series in development

AGE OF CONSENT

Objective Fiction

Original half-hour gay dramedy series in development

VAMPING

SquareOne / Vertigo Films

Creator: Matthew Jacobs Morgan
Writersroom

SERVICEMEN

Pulse Films

Writersroom

HOW TO BE

Adapted Pictures / BFI Young Audiences Content Fund

As script editor, running a mini-room with the lead writer

THE BOY WHO CRIED GOD

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Original YA horror pilot

TOUGH LOVE

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Original YA thriller. Shortlisted for 4Screenwriting 2018

Film

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PELLAGRA

Lunapark Pictures

Original queer horror, supported by BFI NETWORK, awarding funds from The National Lottery

PAPA P

Papa P Productions

Coming of age comedy. Director: Sarah McCarthy. Producers: Courtney Noble & Sophie Venner

ISLAND BLUE

Librecine &198 Films, supported by Creative Europe.

Fantasy adventure adaptation of the novel by Magda Szabó. Supported by Creative Europe.

SCATTER

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IdeasTap BBC Writersroom Masterclass winner.

Short Films

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ISAAC AND THE RAM

2020

The Uncertain Kingdom / Dark Pictures

Director: Jason Bradbury
Producers: Yaw Basoah & Brett Webb
Official selection BFI Flare 2021

BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

2018

Blindeye Films, SEFF & Film London

Co-writer with director Matthew Hopper

THE PARTY

2016

Fleming Creative & Irish Film Board

As Development Executive.
Writer: Conor MacNeill, Director: Andrea Harkin, Producers: Farah Abushwesha & Emmet Fleming.
BAFTA & EFA Nominated, Special Jury mention at Dinard, broadcast on RTE.

A PROBLEM SHARED

2015

The Northern Film School

As writer-director.
Winner of Prize Grant from The Northern Film School.
Screened at La Garenne Tout Court, Norwich Film Festival & This Is England Festival.