Gareth Edwards has always pushed the boundaries of filmmaking. His graduation film was one of the first ever student films to combine live-action with digital effects. As a result he soon got sidetracked in a career creating BAFTA award-winning and EMMY nominated visual effects entirely ‘from his bedroom’.
He recently broke new ground directing the epic drama Attila the Hun for the BBC, creating all 250 visual effects by himself. Frustrated with the ‘factory approach’ to filmmaking, he entered Scifi London’s 48 hour film contest, to prove that you could make a cinematic film with no crew and just one actor in only 2 days. The film won first prize and led to his feature film debut with Vertigo Films... Monsters.
Carlyle's feature film directorial debut will open the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival.