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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."

Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974 in Poole, England) is a British filmmaker.

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 à 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.


  • Dead Right - Hot Fuzz without the budget and with even more genre savviness.
  • A Fistful of Fingers - A low-budget Clint Eastwood parody.
  • Asylum - Short-lived Brit Com about an assortment of odd characters trapped in an asylum in the quiet English countryside. Sadly never released on home media.
  • 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!
  • 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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