Jade Edwards (United Kingdom/Ireland)

Jade Edwards is an English-Irish writer/director hailing from London. She is drawn to stories concerning humanitarian issues and her work reflects an acute interest in moral ambiguity, social injustice, underdogs, outsiders and female-driven narratives. She is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she obtained a B.F.A. in Film Production with a minor in Entertainment Business from Stern School of Business. She is a current scholarship recipient of Columbia University’s M.F.A. program in screenwriting and directing. She has been selected as a BAFTA 2020 Newcomer. Jade started her film career as a creative executive for Pandemic Films and co-produced their debut feature film, starring Jeremy Irons. She has worked on projects with SMUGGLER, Sony Screen Gems, Nu Image, SHFT, and Deltree.

Cicada An Iranian journalist struggles to uncover the truth when Libyan refugees start to go missing around the coast of Monaco.