FIRST YEAR – NEW YORK
Jade Courtney Edwards is a writer-director from London. She holds a B.F.A. from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and Stern School of Business in Film Production and Entertainment Business. She was the creative executive for Pandemic Films and co-produced their debut feature starring Jeremy Irons. She has worked on projects with SMUGGLER, Sony Screen Gems, Nu Image, SHFT, and Deltree. Her short films have screened globally and garnered multiple awards. She is a current scholarship recipient of Columbia University's M.F.A. program in screenwriting and directing, due to graduate in February 2021. She has a range of TV and film projects in development and is in post-production on her latest short film about a Muslim couple who, after their car breaks down in Middle America, is faced with a difficult decision. Her work reflects an acute interest in moral ambiguity, social injustice, underdogs, and outsiders.