Ed grew up in rural North Wales, did a foundation in art at Wrexham followed by a BA in Hull and completed his Masters in Animation Direction at the NFTS in Beaconsfield. Now works as animation series director with experience that spans developing pilots, to writing for and directing the commissioned series.
Ed directed three series of ‘Little Princess’, a preschool series is shown on Five(UK), and has sold to over 160 territories worldwide and been BAFTA nominated four times.
In 2019 Ed’s own original creation FOR 4 -12 yr olds ‘The Rubbish World of Dave Spud’ launched on CITV (UK), featuring, amongst others, the voices of Johnny Vegas, Philip Glenister and Jane Horrocks, with an original soundtrack by Basement Jaxx.
Edward continues to make short independent films and has been a jury member for both the BAA, BAFTA and RTS awards. Previously a lead 2nd yr tutor on the Masters Animation Direction course at the NFTS, Ed continues to give talks and be a visiting tutor whenever the opportunity arises on various courses including the RCA and NFTS Ma animation courses. For four years, Ed was external examiner for the University of Arts London (UAL) MA animation course.
Ed lives just outside London but frequently spends time in his family home of North Wales.
Work examples can be seen on Ed’s website www.ed-foster.com