Edward Cripps

Writer

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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. 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. 

In Development

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THE BOY WHO CRIED GOD

Original TV horror pilot about hysteria in young boys.

TOUGH LOVE

Leopard Pictures

Original young adult TV thriller series in development with Leopard Pictures.
Short-listed for 4Screenwriting 2018 in the top 30 scripts out of over 2000 entries.

IZA'S BALLAD

Librecine & 198 Films

Feature adaptation of the tragic novel of the same name by New York Times best selling author Magda Szabó.
In development with Librecine and 198 Films, director attached.

ISLAND BLUE

Librecine &198 Films, supported by Creative Europe.

Feature adaptation of the classic fantasy adventure novel by Magda Szabó.
In development with Librecine and 198 Films, director attached.

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

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.

Other

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THE PARTY (Short Film)

2016

As Development Executive, 2016.
BAFTA & EFA Nominated. Special Jury mention at Dinard, broadcast on RTE.
Writer: Conor MacNeill, Director: Andrea Harkin (Clique), Producers: Farah Abushwesha & Emmet Fleming.
Executive Producers: Irish Film Board. Starring: Anthony Boyle (Harry Potter And The Cursed Child).

Short Films

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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

2018

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 &
George Telfer
Funded by SEFF and BFI Network & Film London’s London Calling Scheme 2018. One of 4 projects funded by
Southern Exposure Film Fund. Recently screened at the BFI and starring Callum McGowan, Ross Anderson, Leila
Mimmack & Martin McCann.

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.