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Edward Osei-Gyimah is an award-winning filmmaker originally from London, England. Having studied at London's prestigious Dulwich College; Edward then went on to achieve a B.A. in English literature and Film theory at Brunel University. He then spent the next six years working in the British media industry, serving on various broadcast series for Channel 4, Nickelodeon UK and Carlton Television before deciding in 2005 to head west for the University of Southern California where he received a Master in Fine Arts degree in Film Production from the University's School of Cinematic Arts.

In 2007 Edward's short film: "Growing Old Disgracefully" won Best Romantic Comedy at the International Student Film Festival of Hollywood, it also screened at the 2008 Pan African Film Festival and the 2007 Scene First Film Festival.

Edward's next film "Kwame" has gone to achieve much success; he was most recently recognized by the Director's Guild Of America, who awarded him a Student Filmmaker award for: Outstanding Achievement In Direction. In addition the film has gone on to be named: Best Narrative Short Film at the 2009 Pan-African Film Festival; Best Student Short Film at The 2009 Cleveland International Film Festival; collecting the Audience Award at the 2009 Newport Beach Film Festival, Best Student Short Film at the 2009 Big Bear Lake International Film Festival and being awarded Best Short Film at the HBO sponsored 2009 Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival.

Edward has also been the recipient of an A.M.P.A.S internship grant; which allowed him to undertake an internship at Sony Pictures Entertainment and was selected by Film: Independent to participate in their Project: Involve; the organization's signature diversity program, dedicated to increasing diversity in the film industry by cultivating the careers of under-represented filmmakers.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steve Piertowski

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