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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 is currently directing Godzilla for Warner Bros/Legendary Pictures with Aaron Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Bryan Cranston, David Strathairn and Ken Watanabe in the cast.

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.

CV

Film
Writer and Director
Forever Feature
2011

 
Producer Timur Bekmambetov
Director Gareth Edwards
Writer Gareth Edwards

 
Director
Godzilla Feature
2011
Legendary Pictures for Warner Bros
Director Gareth Edwards
Writer David Goyer
Starring Aaron Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Bryan Cranston, David Strathairn & Ken Watanabe

 
Writer, Director and Cinematographer
Monsters Feature
2010
Vertigo Films for Protagonist Pictures/Magnet Releasing
Producer Allan Niblo & James Richardson
Director Gareth Edwards
Writer Gareth Edwards
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.

Television
Director
Discovery for BBC1
Director Gareth Edwards

Groundbreaking drama-documentary exploring the myth of the crude savage Attila.

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Impossible Pictures for Discovery Channel/Channel 5
Director Gareth Edwards

 
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Impossible Pictures for Discovery/Channel 5
Director Gareth Edwards

 
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End Day 2005
BBC for National Geographic
Director Gareth Edwards
Writer Gareth Edwards

Docu-drama predicting various doomsday scenarios.

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