“Working with Ed on our feature Lyra was a game changer.”

Alison Millar, Director Lyra

I offer consultancy on feature documentary and scripted film projects at any stage of development, from first draft to final post.

I offer a perspective and vision you will not find anywhere else: support with everything, from storytelling to pitching, structure and narrative, down to the most important and yet elusive thing of all: finding and delivering the soul of your work.

With a proven track record of award wins at the highest level, plus a bunch of lovely testimonials below, I am open to all projects great or small, with a sliding scale of fees to match any budget.

Please get in touch to discuss your project.

“Working with Ed on our feature Lyra was a game changer. As soon as he arrived, he brought great structure & storytelling advice as well as amazing energy, enthusiasm and warmth to the entire team. He was a great listener and supportive of my vision as director which was crucial. The film benefited hugely from his expertise; he is one of the very best executive producers I have ever worked with in my career.”
– Alison Millar, Director

Winner of 13 awards including:
– Best Single Documentary – Domestic, Grierson Awards 2023
– Best Documentary Programme, Broadcast Awards 2024
– Tim Hetherington award, Sheffield Docfest 2022
– Audience award, Cork International Film Festival 2022

“Ed is a brilliant and passionate filmmaker who knows instinctively how to tell an incredible story. He is collegiate, nurturing and incisive, helping to rescue projects that have gone off course as well as bringing out the potential of the best films. I cannot recommend him highly enough as an Exec who can tread lightly around another person’s creation and help find the magic in it, as well as deliver the hard messages when required. Hire this man!”
– Ben de Pear, Head of Basement Films, ex-Editor Channel 4 News

Winner of Peabody Award 2023
Winner Best Foreign Affairs Documentary at the British Journalism Awards 2022

“Developing a feature project with Ed was like being given a whole new set of colours to paint with. His insights into the mythological roots and undercurrents lurking beneath the surfaces of modern storytelling – and life, for that matter – opened up fresh perspectives on a script I’d been wrestling with for years.

By helping me connect with the personal roots of my story Ed got me to dive deep into its mysteries and unlock elements I never expected to find, taking the project to an infinitely higher level. Though often challenging, the experience was not only a breakthrough but a sincere and meaningful pleasure. Anyone searching for someone to guide them through their own story need look no further.”

Jon Gilbert, Writer

“Working alongside Ed, who served as both mentor and executive producer on my debut short film, was an absolute privilege and undoubtedly instrumental to its success.

From the moment I started, Ed’s guidance and support were unwavering. His kindness and generosity with his time were truly remarkable, as he consistently went above and beyond to impart his invaluable expertise and wisdom. Whenever I encountered challenges or uncertainties, Ed was there with reassuring words of encouragement and practical solutions, ensuring that I remained steadfast on the path to realising my vision.

One of the most remarkable qualities about Ed is his unparalleled film acumen. His profound understanding of storytelling, coupled with his keen eye for detail, elevated every aspect of our production. Under his tutelage, I developed a deeper appreciation for the art of filmmaking.

Moreover, Ed’s mentorship imbued me with a sense of confidence and self-assurance. His belief in my abilities never wavered, instilling in me the courage to push beyond my limits and explore the boundaries of my creativity. Without his unwavering support and guidance, I sincerely doubt that I would have been able to accomplish what I did.”

Beya Kabelu, Director

Commissioned as part of the Netflix Documentary Talent Fund.