Born and raised in London, Ed Barnes originally discovered a passion for dramatic storytelling when acting and directing for the theater. After graduating from Manchester with First Class Honors in Psychology, Ed shifted his attention towards film as his chosen medium. Now based in New York, and a recent Graduate of the NYU Graduate Film Program, Ed continues to write and direct his own films whilst also working as a cinematographer and editor. To date, Ed has shot dozens of short films, commercials, music videos and documentaries, including the award winning web series F to 7th, and was a recent finalist for the Arri Volker Bahnemann Award for Cinematography. In 2012 Ed was hired as the new editing instructor for NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts summer high school program.