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Ed Lilly

Director / Writer

Represented by:

Olivia Gray , Alex Rusher
Ed is a former “Screen International Star of Tomorrow” and Writer’s Guild nominated filmmaker. He is currently directing the opening block of “The Rising” for Sky TV and previously directed 3 episodes of hit HBO/BBC2 banking drama “Industry” (including the season finalé), as well as Co-Exec Producing across the series.

His debut feature film, rap-battle drama VS. (BBC Films), world premiered at the 2018 London Film Festival and was released in cinemas nationwide by Altitude Entertainment. The film was bought by Netflix for all English-speaking territories, having received wide critical acclaim and a host of 4 & 5 star reviews. Top UK film critic, Peter Bradshaw (Guardian), called it “A movie with flair and force”, Sight & Sound named it their ‘Film of the Week’ saying, “Lilly handles his characters’ torment and excitable hormonal states in thrilling and visceral ways” and Metro made it their ‘Big Release’ describing it as an “authentic and punchy watch”. Ed was subsequently longlisted at the British Independent Film Awards in the “Debut Director” and “Debut Screenwriter” categories, and picked up a Writers’ Guild of Great Britain nomination for “Best Debut Screenplay”. The film also won the Dinard Film Festival Hitchcock Award for “Best Screenplay”.

Previously, Ed’s short film THE HIVE (UK Film Council) was “Staff Picked” and nominated for a 2012 Vimeo Award in the ‘Best Narrative’ category. Working commercially, his expertise in youth culture led him to direct an award-winning advert for CANCER RESEARCH featuring spoken word artist Suli Breaks. He’s also created music videos and content for artists including Frank Turner, Lucy Rose, Deap Vally and Shotty Horroh.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2021
Production (role):
THE RISING
Company:
Sky Studios
Project details:
Lead director
Date: 2020
Production (role):
INDUSTRY
Company:
Bad Wolf / HBO / BBC
Project details:
Co-Executive Producer across all episodes
Director of Eps 1.4, 1.5, and 1.8

Nom. The South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2021
FEATURE FILM
Date: 2018
Production (role):
VS.
Company:
BBC Films / Lorton Ent. / Silvertown Films
Project details:
Co-Writer/Director. Premiered at London Film Festival & UK theatrical release by Altitude Ent.

Winner 'Best Screenplay' at Dinard Festival 2019
IN DEVELOPMENT
Production (role):
MAIDS (TV SERIES)
Company:
Working Title Television
Project details:
Attached as Writer & Director

Prod. Alison Carpenter
Date: Current
Production (role):
MAXIM (Feature)
Company:
Silvertown Films
Project details:
Attached as Writer & Director
SHORT FILMS
Date: 2010
Production (role):
THE HIVE
Company:
UK Film Council
Project details:
2012 Vimeo ‘Best Narrative’ Nomination
Date: 2009
Production (role):
GREASY SPOON
Company:
UK Film Council
Date: 2009
Production (role):
THREE LITTLE WORDS
Company:
Blind Aura Pictures
Project details:
Virgin Media Shorts Finalist

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2021
    Production (role): THE RISING
    Company: Sky Studios
    Project details: Lead director
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): INDUSTRY
    Company: Bad Wolf / HBO / BBC
    Project details: Co-Executive Producer across all episodes
    Director of Eps 1.4, 1.5, and 1.8

    Nom. The South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2021
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): VS.
    Company: BBC Films / Lorton Ent. / Silvertown Films
    Project details: Co-Writer/Director. Premiered at London Film Festival & UK theatrical release by Altitude Ent.

    Winner 'Best Screenplay' at Dinard Festival 2019
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date:
    Production (role): MAIDS (TV SERIES)
    Company: Working Title Television
    Project details: Attached as Writer & Director

    Prod. Alison Carpenter
  • Date: Current
    Production (role): MAXIM (Feature)
    Company: Silvertown Films
    Project details: Attached as Writer & Director
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): THE HIVE
    Company: UK Film Council
    Project details: 2012 Vimeo ‘Best Narrative’ Nomination
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): GREASY SPOON
    Company: UK Film Council
    Project details:
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): THREE LITTLE WORDS
    Company: Blind Aura Pictures
    Project details: Virgin Media Shorts Finalist
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