Robert Edwards’ work includes The Bomb in My Garden, an adaptation of James Carroll’s epic Cold War history “House of War,” an adaptation of John le Carré’s novel “The Night Manager,” and “One Minute to Midnight,” the acclaimed book about the Cuban missile crisis by Washington Post correspondent Michael Dobbs. His first screenplay Land of the Blind won a Nicholl Fellowship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and in 2006 became his directorial debut, starring Ralph Fiennes and Donald Sutherland. As a documentarian, Edwards produced and edited Sumo East and West, a feature documentary about East/West culture clash, and he also directed the short The Voice of the Prophet. In addition, he edited Barry Levinson’s 1999 documentary Yesterday’s Tomorrows, as well as Abandoned. He is currently working on a thriller for director Bennett Miller (Capote) and is adapting Jeremy Scahill’s bestselling “Blackwater,” about the neo-mercenary industry. Edwards will soon direct his next feature, Trust, from his original script, starring Billy Crudup, Kiefer Sutherland and Guy Pearce. He is based in New York City.
Robert Edwards was awarded the Sloan Comissioning Grant at the Sundance Institute in 2011 for American Prometheus