Edward Cripps

Edward is a London-based writer by way of Yorkshire and Dorset. He is currently writing on KAOS, Charlie Covell’s upcoming genre-bending series for Netflix, and has several original television projects in development, including a sci-fi with Two Brothers Pictures and a half hour dramedy with Objective Fiction. In film, Edward is developing his debut queer horror feature with the support of BFI Network, awarding funds from The National Lottery.

He was one of six emerging LGBTQ+ filmmakers selected for the 2019 BFI NETWORK @ FLARE Mentorship in association with BAFTA and was also one of seventeen innovative and boundary-pushing genre filmmakers selected for NETWORK@LFF, a bespoke professional development programme from BFI NETWORK and London Film Festival 2018. He is a BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew participant and was selected for an IdeasTap BBC Writersroom Masterclass for his first screenplay.

Edward’s latest short ISAAC AND THE RAM was selected from over one thousand projects for the Uncertain Kingdom scheme and was directed by Jason Bradbury and produced by Yaw Basoah (Screen Star Of Tomorrow, BFI Vision Award) and Brett Webb. He also co-wrote the SEFF and Film London supported short BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA and his debut short A PROBLEM SHARED screened internationally at festivals. His background in script development includes the BAFTA nominated short THE PARTY, assisting in the coordination of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Showcases, reading for a leading international script consultancy and an internship at Number 9 Films.

Edward is developing a slate of original film and TV projects with a focus on unconventional genre, LGBTQ+ and young adult stories.

London (Greater London)

Giles Smart
United Agents

  • KAOS - writersroom and episode commission (Showrunner Charlie Covell for Netflix / Brightstar / All3Media)

  • TBA - drama series writersroom (Pulse Films)

  • THE APATHETICS - original sci-fi series (Two Brothers Pictures)

  • AGE OF CONSENT - original queer comedy-drama series (Objective Fiction)

  • PELLAGRA - original queer horror feature (Lunapark Pictures with support of BFI Network, awarding funds from The National Lottery)

Animation, Books, Childrens writing, Comedy, Film, Online writing, Radio, Short story, Television, Theatre, Videogames