Gareth Edwards is a Actor, Director, Writer, Executive Producer, Director of Photography, Editor, Production Design and Visual Effects British born on 1 june 1975 at Nuneaton (United-kingdom)
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Gareth Edwards (born 1975) is a British film director. He is best known for Monsters, an independent film for which he acted as writer, director, cinematographer, and visual effects artist. He is currently directing the upcoming Godzilla reboot from Legendary Pictures.
Born in 1975 in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Since childhood he wanted to work in cinema to direct his own films, stating that "Star Wars is definitely the reason that I wanted to become a film-maker".
He cut his teeth in the world of special effects; creating digital effects for prestigious shows such as Heroes and Villains (2008), a series for which he made 250 visual effects which won international recognition. In 2008 he entered Sci-Fi-London, a 48 hour film challenge, where a movie had to be created start-to-finish in just two days, within certain criteria. Edwards won the contest and went on to write and direct Monsters, his first feature. Edwards personally created the special effects for Monsters using off the shelf equipment. Besides the two main actors, the crew consisted of just five people.
The success of Monsters brought enough awareness in Hollywood to land Gareth Edwards a few major projects. Edwards landed his first major Hollywood feature as the director for the upcoming Godzilla reboot from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures on January 2011. He is also developing a science fiction film with Timur Bekmambetov.