PIGOTT / BAFTA SCHOLAR 2017
Ed Hancox is a filmmaker based in Texas. His 2016 documentary film 219 was a BAFTA Student Film Awards finalist and premiered at the Academy Award®-qualifying Palm Springs ShortFest. When it was released on the BBC’s on-demand service iPlayer, it was among the top ten most-streamed programs nationwide. Hancox is also a director and cinematographer for BBC Three’s Amazing Humans. His December 2017 report on on a 77 year old ballet dancer was a viral sensation and the most-viewed film in the strand’s history. In addition to the Pigott/BAFTA Scholarship, Ed was the recipient of the BAFTA LA Nigel Lythgoe Television Scholarship in 2018. He is currently working as a freelance director for the BBC and Channel 4, based in Bristol, England.