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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)

Gareth Edwards

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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1 june 1975 (43 years) at Nuneaton (United-kingdom)

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.

Biography

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.

Best films

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
(Director)
Godzilla (2014)
(Director)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Gareth Edwards (6 films)

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Actor

Star Wars: Episode VIII, 2h32
Directed by Rian Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Oscar Isaac, Benicio del Toro, Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega
Roles Resistance Trench Soldier
Rating71% 3.5981953.5981953.5981953.5981953.598195
L'univers de Star Wars est amorcé avec le conflit entre la République galactique et la Confédération des systèmes indépendants, alliance de planètes séparatistes. Cette confédération entraîne des dirigeants de la République dans des affaires ingérables à cause des manigances du Chancelier Suprême Palpatine, chef d'État de la République, qui dit servir la démocratie tout en visant secrètement à établir un empire. Pour rétablir la paix, les Jedi combattent les ennemis de la République, sans savoir que les deux camps sont manipulés par les Seigneurs Sith (Palpatine étant en réalité le Seigneur Sith Dark Sidious). Les Jedi, comme les Sith, sont sensibles à la Force, une capacité d'origine physiologique qui permet à leurs détenteurs d'acquérir certains pouvoirs surnaturels.

Director

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, 2h13
Directed by Gareth Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed
Rating77% 3.8971453.8971453.8971453.8971453.897145
L'univers de Star Wars tourne autour des tentatives de séparation d'un groupe favorable à un empire de la République galactique. Pour ce faire, les séparatistes entraînent des dirigeants de la République dans des affaires ingérables grâce aux manigances du Chancelier Suprême Palpatine, qui dit servir la démocratie tout en étant favorable à un empire. Pour maintenir la paix en place, les Jedi combattent les ennemis de la République, mais ceux-ci doivent faire face aux Seigneurs Sith (dont Palpatine est membre, sous le nom de Dark Sidious), tous sont sensibles à la Force, une capacité d'origine physiologique qui permet à leurs détenteurs d'acquérir certains pouvoirs surnaturels.
Godzilla
Godzilla (2014)
, 2h3
Directed by Gareth Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Animaux préhistoriques, Giant monster films, Political films, Dystopian films, Alternate history films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, David Strathairn, Juliette Binoche, Richard T. Jones
Rating63% 3.197933.197933.197933.197933.19793
In 1954, a nuclear bomb is detonated at the moment a giant creature emerges from the ocean. In 1999, Project Monarch scientists Ishiro Serizawa and Vivienne Graham investigate a colossal skeleton unearthed in a collapsed mine in the Philippines. They find two spores; one dormant and one hatched that made a trail into the sea. In Japan, the Janjira Nuclear Power Plant experiences unusual seismic activity and Supervisor Joe Brody sends his wife Sandra and a team of technicians into the reactor. A tremor breaches the reactor, leaving Sandra and her team unable to escape while the plant collapses.
Monsters
Monsters (2010)
, 1h34
Directed by Gareth Edwards
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Whitney Able, Scoot McNairy, Annalee Jefferies
Rating63% 3.1990253.1990253.1990253.1990253.199025
After a NASA deep-space probe (sent to verify the existence of extraterrestrial life within the solar system) crash lands in Mexico, extraterrestrial life forms spread throughout the Mexico–United States border region, leading to the quarantine of the northern half of Mexico. US and Mexican troops battle to contain the creatures, and a wall stretching along the American border ostensibly keeps the US protected.

Scriptwriter

Monsters
Monsters (2010)
, 1h34
Directed by Gareth Edwards
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Whitney Able, Scoot McNairy, Annalee Jefferies
Roles Writer
Rating63% 3.1990253.1990253.1990253.1990253.199025
After a NASA deep-space probe (sent to verify the existence of extraterrestrial life within the solar system) crash lands in Mexico, extraterrestrial life forms spread throughout the Mexico–United States border region, leading to the quarantine of the northern half of Mexico. US and Mexican troops battle to contain the creatures, and a wall stretching along the American border ostensibly keeps the US protected.

Producer

Monsters: Dark Continent, 1h59
Directed by Tom Green
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Johnny Harris, Johnny Harris, Joe Dempsie, Sofia Boutella, Kyle Soller, Nicholas Pinnock
Roles Executive Producer
Rating43% 2.1520252.1520252.1520252.1520252.152025
Ten years after the events of the previous film, four closely knit friends from Detroit—Michael, Frankie, Inkelaar and new father Williams—are deployed to the Middle East for their first tour as they must deal with the monsters and a new insurgency on the rise. They meet their commanding officers, Forrest and Frater. Frater, who has already gone through nine tours, has become estranged from his wife and daughter, who he says is afraid of him. On their first mission, they investigate a farm house and interrogate the owner. During the encounter, one of the gigantic monsters approaches the group and they are forced to gun it down. Three months into their tour, the team receives a search and rescue mission for four soldiers who have gone missing along a particularly active area.

Cameraman

Monsters
Monsters (2010)
, 1h34
Directed by Gareth Edwards
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Whitney Able, Scoot McNairy, Annalee Jefferies
Roles Director of Photography
Rating63% 3.1990253.1990253.1990253.1990253.199025
After a NASA deep-space probe (sent to verify the existence of extraterrestrial life within the solar system) crash lands in Mexico, extraterrestrial life forms spread throughout the Mexico–United States border region, leading to the quarantine of the northern half of Mexico. US and Mexican troops battle to contain the creatures, and a wall stretching along the American border ostensibly keeps the US protected.

Editor

Godzilla
Godzilla (2014)
, 2h3
Directed by Gareth Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Animaux préhistoriques, Giant monster films, Political films, Dystopian films, Alternate history films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, David Strathairn, Juliette Binoche, Richard T. Jones
Rating63% 3.197933.197933.197933.197933.19793
In 1954, a nuclear bomb is detonated at the moment a giant creature emerges from the ocean. In 1999, Project Monarch scientists Ishiro Serizawa and Vivienne Graham investigate a colossal skeleton unearthed in a collapsed mine in the Philippines. They find two spores; one dormant and one hatched that made a trail into the sea. In Japan, the Janjira Nuclear Power Plant experiences unusual seismic activity and Supervisor Joe Brody sends his wife Sandra and a team of technicians into the reactor. A tremor breaches the reactor, leaving Sandra and her team unable to escape while the plant collapses.

Art

Monsters
Monsters (2010)
, 1h34
Directed by Gareth Edwards
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Whitney Able, Scoot McNairy, Annalee Jefferies
Roles Production Design
Rating63% 3.1990253.1990253.1990253.1990253.199025
After a NASA deep-space probe (sent to verify the existence of extraterrestrial life within the solar system) crash lands in Mexico, extraterrestrial life forms spread throughout the Mexico–United States border region, leading to the quarantine of the northern half of Mexico. US and Mexican troops battle to contain the creatures, and a wall stretching along the American border ostensibly keeps the US protected.

Visual effects

Monsters
Monsters (2010)
, 1h34
Directed by Gareth Edwards
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Whitney Able, Scoot McNairy, Annalee Jefferies
Roles Visual Effects
Rating63% 3.1990253.1990253.1990253.1990253.199025
After a NASA deep-space probe (sent to verify the existence of extraterrestrial life within the solar system) crash lands in Mexico, extraterrestrial life forms spread throughout the Mexico–United States border region, leading to the quarantine of the northern half of Mexico. US and Mexican troops battle to contain the creatures, and a wall stretching along the American border ostensibly keeps the US protected.
Hiroshima: BBC History of World War II, 1h29
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Documentary
Themes Environmental films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, Documentary films about environmental issues, Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Documentary films about nuclear technology, Documentary films about technology, Political films, Documentary films about World War II
Actors John Hurt, Ed Bishop, Katsumi Chō, Naoko Mori, Ian Shaw, Shane Rimmer
Roles Visual Effects
Rating77% 3.88563.88563.88563.88563.8856
À 8h15 précises ce 6 août 1945, le monde a changé. 40.000 personnes trouvent instantanément la mort, mais ce sont bien 200.000 décès qui seront provoqués par l´explosion de la première bombe nucléaire sur Hiroshima, au Japon. Ce documentaire exceptionnel de 90 minutes n´est pas « Un énième film anti-guerre » déclare son réalisateur Paul Wilmshurst, « mais bien l´analyse neutre et objective d´une décision cruciale. Il ne s´agit pas d´être pro-américain ou pro-japonais, j´ai simplement voulu raconter la vérité. » Une vérité technologique, scientifique, militaire et politique qui se dessine dans les trois semaines précédant l´attaque, alors que le premier essai nucléaire vient de se dérouler dans le désert du Nouveau-Mexique, aux États-Unis. Le spectateur se retrouve alors dans la pièce où est prise la décision ultime, à bord de l´Enola Gay pendant son trajet fatidique, à l´intérieur de la bombe au moment de l´explosion, puis dans les rues dévastées d´Hiroshima.