'From a young age I was very interested if not slightly obsessed with photography, film and music. I also watched a huge amount of tv as a child so it is probably no mistake that I ended up actually working in the media!'
Astrid Edwards is an experienced TV/Film Producer and Documentary Director. She has produced a ton of music videos, high end commercials, documentary series, longform entertainment progs, major channel brand identity and films working worldwide with established UK/US Directors such as Vaughan Arnell, Kevin Macdonald, Yann Demange and more.
Highlights include producing and curating three returning series of From the Basement for Sky Arts including the multi-award- winning Radiohead ‘In Rainbows’ longform film. Exec producing 90 climate change-themed films for Live Earth/BBC that were simultaneously broadcast to 60 countries worldwide, 20 of which opened Tribeca Film Festival the same year. She also commissioned and exec’d ten international documentary films on the theme of ‘home’ for Sony Artists.
As a Documentary Director she shot and directed music film Milkin’ It for UK band Cornershop premiered by Rolling Stone, London Short Film Festival and Brooklyn Film Festival. Astrid won Award of Merit at Indie Fest US with her documentary short We Are Family about musician Nile Rodgers. She went on to devise, direct and produce a pilot for a music documentary series about musical creativity and inspiration featuring Mark Ronson, Nile Rodgers and broadcaster/DJ Benji B.
Other work includes producing The Man Without A Penis documentary for C5, several collaborations for music artist Roisin Murphy and directing a live film for experimental music group Art Of Noise . Recent work includes producing music film Brown Skin Girl/Black Is King for Beyoncé for which Astrid won a Grammy, a mixed media film for music artist Cornershop, feature doc Songs From the River premiered/nominated for Best First Feature at Sheffield Doc Fest 2021 and an original hybrid live action feature film shot in virtual production for EA Games for 2022 release.
She currently has a drama feature Up Yours! based on the early life of punk icon Poly Styrene of XRay Spex in final development with the BFI. She lives in London.