Ed Perkins is a Grierson award winning documentary filmmaker living and working in London.
In 2015, Ed was named as a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit.
Ed has directed, filmed and edited for National Geographic, BBC, Channel 4, The New Yorker, Stateless Media, Vanity Fair, The Guardian and Focus Features.
After graduating from the University of North Carolina as a Morehead-Cain scholar in 2009 - where his student documentary ‘FOR GOD’S SAKE’ won ‘Best in Show’ at the Carolina Film Festival and ‘The Eva Marie Saint-Jeffrey Hayden Humanitas Award’ - he then developed and directed a series of TV documentaries for National Geographic Channel as well as directing the behind-the-scenes documentaries for ‘PROJECT NIM’, ‘THE EAGLE’, the BAFTA winning ‘THE IMPOSTER’, and the Academy Award winning ‘SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN’.
Two of Ed's short films have won Vimeo "Short of the Week" and "Staff Pick" accolades, and 'IF I DIE ON MARS' was featured on the frontpage of The Guardian website and has had more than 1,000,000 views over multiple platforms.
In 2015 Ed finished directing his first feature documentary GARNET’S GOLD, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2014, won a Grierson Award for BEST NEWCOMER, won BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY awards at Docville and Jozi Film Festival, and was nominated for BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE at both Tribeca and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.