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Edward Whelan

I am a writer from the countryside of the West Midlands. Defying the calm (and boredom), I spent my childhood fantasising about dramas, inspired by moody landscapes and stories from classic writers, documentary-makers, and musicians. With the nearest shop a 15-minute trek, I dreamt of uniting these influences to offer stories with a fresh perspective.

Inspired by stories of outsiders and characters searching for 'home', I have written three feature films and two short films. These range from stories of longing in an alternate lockdown to a world war epic set in the final days of Mussolini's fascist Italy. 

I believe that narratives about these themes hold the key to understanding the experiences of all people. Working and produced versions of these films can be found here (click the script header to open) --> 

Rider (Feature Film)

In a near-future London on the verge of political crisis, immigrant delivery rider Indra battles personal and societal challenges on a quest for a better life, with consequences that unfold in the city around him.

In development, outline phase.

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Rider (Short Film)

On the night of his birthday, an immigrant food delivery rider struggles to find his place in London's gig economy and to cope with the life he left behind.

In post production. 

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Viola (Feature Film)

In the dying days of Mussolini’s fascist Italy, Viola, a strong-willed rebel captain, must choose between saving her brother and an Irish soldier.

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Connected, Connection - Short Film

After a national lockdown pulls a young couple apart, they have to overcome the technological limitations of their world to stay connected.

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Audition - Feature Film

A wide-eyed, ambitious student auditions for a role that could change his life. To succeed, he must impress two draconian judges at any cost.

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