Ed's student documentary For God’s Sake won The Eva Marie Saint-Jeffrey Hayden Humanitas Award, and he went on to make films for National Geographic Channel, The New Yorker and Esquire Network. Ed also shot and edited behind-the-scenes documentaries for the BAFTA-winning Searching For Sugar Man and The Imposter, and the BAFTA-nominated Project Nim. Most recently, he directed his first feature documentary, Garnet’s Gold, produced by double-BAFTA winner Simon Chinn. Garnet’s Gold screened on BBC Four and was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival in 2014.
As proud as I am of the films I have made so far, I have an enormous amount to learn and am my own harshest critic. This is a unique opportunity to grow as a filmmaker. I want to make films that challenge perceptions, embrace ambiguity, and give audiences the respect and space to come to their own conclusions. And it will be such an honour to hopefully do this under the guidance and mentorship of BAFTA.