Edward Cripps


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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Associate Agent: Jennifer Thomas

Film, TV & Theatre

Edward is a London-based writer by way of Yorkshire and Dorset. His recent commissions include the feature adaptation of fantasy adventure novel ISLAND BLUE and adult family drama IZA’S BALLAD by New York Times bestselling author Magda Szabó, in development with 198 Films and supported by Creative Europe. 

He was one of 17 boundary pushing filmmakers selected for NETWORK@LFF 2018, a bespoke professional development programme from BFI NETWORK and the BFI London Film Festival. 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 feature script. 

His YA TV thriller TOUGH LOVE was shortlisted for interview from over 2000 entries for the 4Screenwriting course. His feature drama script SCATTER has been commended in competitions including the Bluecat Screenplay Competition and Screenwriting Goldmine and he co-wrote the short BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, supported by SEFF through Film London and the BFI’s London Calling scheme, starring Martin McCann. 

His background 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 and Language from the University of Leeds. While studying, he directed a theatrical adaptation of Thomas Vinterberg’s FESTEN and wrote and directed his debut short A PROBLEM SHARED which screened internationally at festivals.

Edward is currently developing a slate of original film, TV and short projects. 

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


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




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.