Tommy
Edwards

Tommy Edwards is a London based writer and director, whose vision centers around characters from marginalized groups, looking at the smaller stories that reveal big ideas.

He is developing his feature film Boat Jacking with a UK film and TV company. The film is a compassionate look at drug addiction and the impact it has on the loving relationships of family, told through the character of a 60 year addict who seeks to fulfill his destiny by embarking on a wild guerrilla filmmaking mission. Tommy is also on the 2022 writers residency with House Productions. 'Tommy’s most recent short, All the Trimmingshas just completed its festival run, selected for 15 different events, 3 of which were BAFTA qualifiers and going on to win 2 awards. It is now supported and streamed by leading poverty charity The Childhood Trust'.The success of this film helped lead to Tommy being selected to be part of the BFI Weekender Cohort for New Filmmakers from a working class background.

 On top Tommy’s narrative work, he works as a film facilitator and content creator with young people, creating interesting and challenging content as a form of holistic development and skill training, helping young people from under-represented groups build on their experience and skills, supporting them towards a potential career in the arts. In the past 10 years, he has worked with over 1000 young people supporting the production of hundreds of films, funded by an array of charities and grant givers, with several of those films being screened at festivals around the world.

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Film

Writer & Director & Producer 

Short Film

Director & Producer & Co-writer 

Short Film

Broadcaster