Edward Whelan
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Edward Whelan

Film Director/ Creative ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
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Edward Whelan

Film Director/ Creative ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
23-year-old director. Based in London, UK. Directed 12 promo videos and a narrative short, 'Connected, Connection.' Wrote and directed a feature film, Audition, which will release on Amazon Prime Video on 26 March 2021. Manage a production company, Keylight Studios.
Projects
  • EDWARD WHELAN DIRECTOR SHOWREEL
    EDWARD WHELAN DIRECTOR SHOWREELEdward Whelan Director's Showreel 2020 Based: London, UK Age: 22 Contact: ed@keylight-studios.co.uk Full portfolio: keylight-studios.co.uk
  • Keep Going.
    Keep Going.Keep Going. ‍ So much time. What should you do with it? Now, more than ever, our welfare matters. Keep Going. Shoot Date: 17-03-2019 // 22-03-2019 Release Date: 12-05-2020 Directed: Edward Whelan Produced: Caragh Taylor Executive Producer: Cameron Pulham
  • Audition (2021) - Official Feature Film Trailer
    Audition (2021) - Official Feature Film TrailerA wide-eyed, ambitious student auditions for a role that could change his life. To succeed, he must impress two draconian judges at any cost. Audition releases on Amazon Prime Video on Friday 26th March 2021. Written & Directed: Edward Whelan Produced: Cameron Pulham & Edward Whelan Co-Produced: Cait Mahoney & Luke Taylor Line Producer: Beatriz Perez Benn Music: Samuel Read
  • DUCFS THEME RELEASE 2020
    DUCFS THEME RELEASE 2020The DUCFS 2020 Theme Release was the Show’s video-statement piece. The Theme Release video highlights the lack of transparency within our modern supply chains. Shoot Date: 21-08-2019 // 22-08-2019 Release Date: 5-10-2019 Dir: Edward Whelan Produced: Anna Maran DP: Cameron Pulham Mixed: Andy Eccles-Williams
  • Meet the Models 2020
    Meet the Models 2020
  • DUCFS Charity Video
    DUCFS Charity Video
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Projects credited in
  • DIZZY
    DIZZYDizzy is a video showpiece commissioned by Keylight Studios. Featuring Pauli Soravia, the film is introspective and portrays the cycle that fuels our subconscious existential thoughts. Directed: Sooyoung Hahn Produced: Caragh Taylor, Edward Whelan, and Luke Taylor Executive Producer: Cameron Pulham
  • Connected, Connection.
    Connected, Connection.After a national lockdown pulls a young couple apart, they have to overcome the technological limitations of their world to stay connected. Credits: Starring: Giorgia Laird and Danny Parker Writer & Director: Edward Whelan Producers: Edward Whelan, Luke Taylor, Samuel Read Executive Producer: Cameron Pulham Director of Photography: Cameron Pulham Music: Samuel Read Line Producer: Beatriz Pérez-Benn Post-Production: Keylight Studios Edited: Edward Whelan Art Director: Mariana Fabricant
  • Durham University Charity Fashion Show
    Durham University Charity Fashion ShowThe Durham University Charity Fashion Show (DUCFS) is the largest student-led charitable event in the United Kingdom. In 2017, DUCFS raised £75,000 for the International Rescue Committee and their groundbreaking work in Syria. Now entering its 35th year, DUCFS will proudly support Mind, the leading mental health charity in England and Wales committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of people across the country. DUCFS is undoubtedly the highest profile and most popular event at Durham University, with 1,600 tickets to the 2017 show selling out in under 2 seconds. DUCFS requires the combined effort of over 19 executive committee members and 50 models to produce an event that is a true spectacle, showcasing up-and coming British designers and international talent. Yet it is more than a show, it is a brand and a movement. DUCFS is an initiative accomplished by combining mediums of art, fashion, music and performance with the goal of capturing an ever-changing youthful spirit. Throughout the year, DUCFS launches 5 pre-show club nights, press evenings, networking events, promotional shoots and videos, all to a collective social media reach of over 100,000 people. We’ve featured in publications such as Tatler and showcased brands who have graced the pages of Vogue, GQ and I-D magazine
Work history
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    Director and ProducerProject Scarlett Limited
    Durham, United KingdomPart Time
    Writer and Director of 'Audition', a feature length film funded by Project Scarlett Limited. Responsible for coaching actors, storyboarding, and blocking for an 86 scene project and executing its production in 4 weeks with a crew of 31 people. Co-managed pre-production planning and have overseen an eight month post-production process, working between Final Cut Pro, AfterEffects, and Logic X.
    Keylight Studios logo
    Keylight Studios logo
    Managing DirectorKeylight Studios
    Durham, United KingdomPart Time
    Hold the position of Managing Director, managing strategy and six team members. Director and editor of a variety of video projects, ranging from fashion to corporate
Skills
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Premiere Pro
  • Lightroom
  • Final Draft
Education
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    BADurham University
    Durham, United Kingdom
    BA Hons in History. Graduation date: 2020.