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Dionne Edwards

Writer / Director

Dionne Edwards is a screenwriter and director. Her short We Love Moses screened at over fifty festivals worldwide, including LFF and TIFF. It has picked up nine awards, including the Jury Prize at Dinard 2017, Best of British at Encounters 2017 and Short Film of the Year at the Critics’ Circle Film Awards 2018. We Love Moses is licensed for television by Cine+, Canal+ and HBO.

Dionne directed That Girl, a 30-minute drama in Channel 4’s ‘On the Edge’ series. It stars Chanel Cresswell (This Is England) and Alexandra Roach (Black Mirror) and was broadcast in August 2018 to excellent reviews. Dionne was on the BFI Flare LGBT Filmmakers’ Mentorship programme 2016/17 and was mentored by director Desiree Akhavan (The Miseducation of Cameron Post. She directed second unit on the third series of Top Boy (Netflix, 2019) and shadowed director Reinaldo Marcus Green (Monsters and Men). She went on to direct two films of ‘Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle’ for the BBC.

Dionne is currently developing her debut feature film Pretty Red Dress with the BFI and BBC Films, she took the project to the Sundance Screenwriters Lab in January 2019 and will do the Director’s Lab this Summer.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2019
Production (role):
SOON GONE: A WINDRUSH CHRONICLE
Company:
Douglas Road Productions / Young Vic / BBC4
Project details:
Directed two monologues - Kev 1968 & Michaela 2019
Date: 2018
Production (role):
Top Boy
Company:
Cowboy / Netflix
Project details:
2nd Unit Directing on first block
Date: 2018
Production (role):
On the Edge: 'That Girl'
Company:
Blacklight TV / Channel 4
IN DEVELOPMENT
Production (role):
PRETTY RED DRESS
Company:
Teng Teng Films / BFI / BBC Films
Project details:
Feature Film
Writer & Director

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): SOON GONE: A WINDRUSH CHRONICLE
    Company: Douglas Road Productions / Young Vic / BBC4
    Project details: Directed two monologues - Kev 1968 & Michaela 2019
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): Top Boy
    Company: Cowboy / Netflix
    Project details: 2nd Unit Directing on first block
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): On the Edge: 'That Girl'
    Company: Blacklight TV / Channel 4
    Project details:
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): PRETTY RED DRESS
    Company: Teng Teng Films / BFI / BBC Films
    Project details: Feature Film
    Writer & Director