Jade Edwards (United Kingdom/Ireland)
2021 Script Revision Lab in English
Jade Edwards is an English-Irish writer/director hailing from London. She is drawn to stories concerning humanitarian issues and her work reflects an acute interest in moral ambiguity, social injustice, underdogs, outsiders and female-driven narratives. She is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she obtained a B.F.A. in Film Production with a minor in Entertainment Business from Stern School of Business. She is a current scholarship recipient of Columbia University’s M.F.A. program in screenwriting and directing. She has been selected as a BAFTA 2020 Newcomer. Jade started her film career as a creative executive for Pandemic Films and co-produced their debut feature film, starring Jeremy Irons. She has worked on projects with SMUGGLER, Sony Screen Gems, Nu Image, SHFT, and Deltree.
Cicada — An Iranian journalist struggles to uncover the truth when Libyan refugees start to go missing around the coast of Monaco.