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"Everything that I've done so far has had a bigger budget than the last, but I've never ever felt the benefit of the bigger budget because the ideas always exceed the budget."
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Edgar Howard Wright (born April 18, 1974 in Poole, England) is a British director.

He is known for making stylish, genre-busting films, usually working with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and for making films that function equally well as both deconstructions and carefully crafted stories. He is One of Us, a very notable example of a film geek-cum-director a la Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith, both of whom he is close friends with. He also cites the films of Jackie Chan as one of his influences to become a filmmaker.


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Directed:

  • Dead Right - Hot Fuzz without the budget and with even more genre savviness.
  • A Fistful Of Fingers - A low budget Clint Eastwood parody.
  • Asylum
  • Spaced - Surreal Brit Com about a writer and a comic book artist living in a flat. Brimming with references to other TV shows and movies.
  • Shaun of the Dead - Guy tries to rescue his friends from zombies. He fails. Mostly.
  • Hot Fuzz - Skilled cop is sent to a sleepy town where no murders, but many accidents happen.
  • Don't - A trailer from the movie Grindhouse.
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World - An adaptation of the comic by Bryan Lee O'Malley. His first non-British film (shot in Toronto).
  • The World's End - A group of friends from childhood reunite to finish their epic pub crawl only to find that aliens have infiltrated their old town.
  • Baby Driver - his first American film, shot (and set) in Atlanta, Georgia. Takes Mickey Mousing to an extreme. Every scene is completely synced to the music, even the background noise!
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  • The Sparks Brothers - his first documentary, covering the career of pop/rock band Sparks.
  • Last Night in Soho - A psychological thriller about a young girl, passionate in fashion design, who is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it appears, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences…

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