Gareth Edwards

Writer and director for film and television
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Biography

Writer/Director Gareth Edwards wrote, directed and single-handedly created 250 visual effects (VFX) for his debut feature Monsters which won three British Independent Film Awards and was nominated for the 2011 Outstanding Debut BAFTA. 

Gareth directed Godzilla for Warner Bros/Legendary Pictures with Aaron Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Bryan Cranston, David Strathairn and Ken Watanabe in the cast, which premiered in May 2014.

He set up his own visual effects company The Monkey Experiment Ltd in 2003 and has produced special effects and directed for a number of BAFTA award-winning and EMMY nominated television shows. In 2005 he was named Broadcast Magazine's ‘Young Talent of the Year' and later broke new ground directing the epic drama Attila the Hun for the BBC - creating all the 250 visual effects by himself. In 2008 Gareth won the SciFi Channel 48 hour film contest with his short Factory Farmed.

Gareth is now directing Star Wars spin off Rogue One. 

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Film

Director

Producer Kathleen Kennedy and Tony To
Writer John Knoll, George Lucas, Chris Weitz and Gary Whitta
 

Star Wars spin off

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Lucasfilm
 
Writer David Goyer
Starring
  • Aaron Johnson
  • Elizabeth Olsen
  • Juliette Binoche
  • Bryan Cranston, David Strathairn
  •  
    Feature film
    Warner Bros
    Legendary Pictures
     

    Writer & Director

    Producer Timur Bekmambetov
     

    In Development
     

    Writer & Director & Cinematographer

    Monsters
    2010 British Independent Film Award Winner: Best Director, Best Achievement In Production, Best Technical Achievement
    Producer Allan Niblo & James Richardson
    Starring
  • Scott McNairy
  • Whitney Able
  •  
    Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border.
    Protagonist Pictures/Magnet Releasing
    Vertigo Films
     

    TV

    Director

    End Day
    RTS Nominee 2005
     
    Docudrama predicting various doomsday scenarios.
    BBC for National Geographic
     
     
    Impossible Pictures for Discovery Channel/Channel 5
     
    Perfect Disaster: Super Tornado
    2006 Emmy Award Nominee
    1 x 60'
     
    Impossible Pictures for Discovery/Channel 5
     
     
    Groundbreaking drama-documentary exploring the myth of the crude savage Attila.
    Discovery for BBC1