Having won a BAFTA for visual effects in 2006 for docu-drama Hiroshima, Edwards gained widespread recognition for Monsters (2010), the independent film for which he served as writer, director, cinematographer, and visual effects artist.
In 2011, he was named a BAFTA Brit to Watch and nominated in the Outstanding Debut category of the British Academy Film Awards. Edwards went on to direct the 2014 reboot of Godzilla and the epic space opera Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), the first in the Star Wars Anthology series.
This event is a fundraising evening for BAFTA Cymru's educational activities in Wales.
Gareth will be in conversation with actor, writer and producer, BAFTA Cymru winner Celyn Jones.