Where better to include;

Edgar Wright’s Official Biography

Edgar Wright has evolved from a young film geek wanting to prove himself to one of the most sought-after geeks working in film today.

Raised in Somerset, England, as a young teenager he embarked on making short films with a Super 8 camera. He continued to make many more shorts after he won a Video 8 camera in a Comic Relief contest, awarded him for his film I Want to Get Into the Movies, which was an animated allegory about wheelchair access.

At age 20, he directed A Fistful of Fingers, a no-budget feature film starring local teen actors and shot on 16mm. The unlikely British Western was put into limited theatrical release and paved the way for his foray into television with the Paramount Comedy Channel. While there, Mr. Wright directed the sketch show Mash and Peas, with future Little Britain stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams; and the sitcom Asylum, for which he joined forces with future collaborators Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes.

While still in his early 20s, he directed several comedy shows for the BBC including Merry-Go-Round, Is It Bill Bailey?, Murder Most Horrid, Sir Bernard’s Stately Homes, and French and Saunders.

Mr. Wright gained notice in the U.K. when he directed the two seasons of Spaced for Channel 4. The series, which starred and was written by Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes, won two British Comedy Awards, and was nominated BAFTA Awards and an International Emmy Award. Over the years, the show built up an international cult following and in 2008 the trio toured the U.S. in honor of the DVD release.

The series served as a launching pad for the 2004 movie Shaun of the Dead, which Mr. Wright directed and co-wrote with Simon Pegg, who starred with Spaced alumnus Nick Frost. The Working Title “rom zom com” was a sleeper box office success; was nominated for two BAFTA Awards, including Outstanding British Film of the Year; and won the British Independent Film Award (BIFA) for Best Screenplay. Cited by Time Magazine as one of the Top 25 Horror Films of all time, the movie also earned an Empire Award for Best British Film and a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film. Original zombie master George Romero went so far as to proclaim it his “favorite zombie film.”

It was followed by the action comedy Hot Fuzz, which Mr. Wright again directed and co-wrote with Simon Pegg, who reteamed with Nick Frost to play the lead roles. The Working Title movie topped the U.K. box office charts for three weeks and grossed $90 million worldwide. The film won a National Movie Award and an Empire Award, both for Best Comedy.

Mr. Wright directed the faux trailer “Don’t” for Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s epic Grindhouse; and, for producer Peter Jackson and director Steven Spielberg, co-wrote The Adventures of Tintin with Steven Moffat and Joe Cornish.

His next feature as director was Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, a unique blend of romance, comedy, action, and fantasy which he produced and co-wrote with Michael Bacall. Based on the graphic novels of Bryan Lee O’Malley, the movie starred Michael Cera in the title role and also showcased such rising stars as Brie Larson, Ellen Wong, and Aubrey Plaza. The screenplay received a Bradbury Award nomination from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and the film received, among other honors, the Empire Award for Best Director; a Comedy Central Comedy Award for Best Director; two Scream Awards; a GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film – Wide Release; and two Satellite Awards including Best Picture – Comedy or Musical.

Mr. Wright executive-produced Joe Cornish’s feature directorial debut Attack the Block; and Ben Wheatley’s acclaimed Sightseers, starring Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, both of whom can be seen in The World’s End.

His upcoming projects include the long-awaited screen incarnation of Marvel Comics’ Ant-Man for Marvel Studios, on which he is director, screenwriter, and producer; and Baby Driver, for Working Title Films.

In 2011, Mr. Wright was honored with the Empire Awards’ Inspiration Award.

  • Victor

    I don’t know if U will understand my message in French but ….
    Shaun of the Dead , la première fois de ma vie ou je l’ai vu , j’ai pris une fessée monstrueuse ! Je rentrais du collège et mon père me l’avait acheté . Depuis c’est devenu mon film culte . Jusqu’a Hot Fuzz , et jusqu’à Scott Pilgrim . Chaque fois que je me mets devant , je sais que je vais me fendre la gueule , comme jamais j’ai rigolé ! Mr Wright , j’ai envie de devenir réalisateur , et c’est grâce a vous ! Et bloody hell vivement votre prochain film . Alors okay ça fait vraiment grosse groupie , mais si y’a bien une personne qui m’inspire dans ce monde , c’est vous ! Thumbs up ! 
    Victor , un fan français bien taré .

  • [A VIDEO HOMAGE]

    Have fun, mate:
    http://www.youtube.com/lizarkeo#p/a/u/0/gTW44lp2WZs

    Cheers!
    Lizarkeo

  • T3h Ra3nman

    Mr. Wright, Sir, I never took the time to find out who directed Shaun of the
    Dead and Hot Fuzz until recently and then I found out that they were part of a
    trilogy. I just wanted to let you know I will refer to this trilogy as THE
    trilogy for the rest of my life.

     

    On the back of that, I want to say that I’ve noticed information about The
    World’s End is quite scant and that you should know your fans will wait because movies like the
    ones you’ve made with Mr. Pegg and Mr. Frost come once in a lifetime and they have to be perfect. If all
    movies were plays and you couldn’t record them and there was no competition
    from people like, say… Mr. Coppola, you’d have directed the Godfather series
    of my time.

     

    Well not my time personally obviously because you have done that but you
    know, other people’s times. You’ve set the tone for life for some people in the
    world, me and my God brother get called Pegg and Frost all the time. We set
    enlightened people off when we actually quote a bit…

     

    ANYWAY, people of the internet, hear me. Forget Skrillex and Beardyman’s
    bass drops, when The World’s End comes, cats will bark, amphibians of all kinds
    will implode into tiny singularities, goats will turn all sorts of colours and
    then just pop and I’m guessing…

     

    Just guessing…

     

    That there will be a dubstep cyborg monster robot mech suit fight that will
    liquefy you and I mean straight up fucking LIQUEFY you to the point that you
    soak into the fabric your seat, evaporate over a period of time (dependant of
    initial body mass and lipid content) and eventually leave a slight stain in the
    shape of the happiest goddamn smiley face the world will ever have seen.

     

    To sum things up, I know deep down in my heart that this last movie,
    whenever it may come, if it was a chick, I would feel compelled to make her a
    sandwich.

     

    Thank you, Sir.

     

    Regards,

    Ra3

     

    PS Please excuse the fan boy fail, really, I’m generally a tad too smooth for my own
    good but I just can’t help myself around this kind of greatness and your movies have taught me not to bother hiding it but to work out, lower my voice an octave and actually be that goddamn cool and to rock it. I wear sunglasses indoors and I get laid. Here’s a shot raised to the world’s best wingman you never need to meet and my favourite Director for life.

  • Aapeli Salminen

    Hey I need some help! Is there anyway that I could get ‘Asylum’ on DVD anywhere? I can’t find it myself so I’m just asking does the DVD version even exist?

  • Hey Edgar, i just wanted to say that i’ve been a fan of your work ever since Shaun of the dead. Scott pilgrim made my jaw drop from the epicness, I liked it so much, that i made a short Scott pilgrim fan film for my high school senior project. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n_UMk1AuTk so i just wanted say thank you for helping me graduate high school by inspiring   me to make this short film 🙂

  • Sean S.

    HOLY CRAP!

    It’s about 1 am right now and I was watching the trivia track on the Scott Pilgrim DVD to learn more juicy tidbits about the film to impress/annoy my friends, and I think I just discovered EDGAR WRIGHT’S CAMEO!!!1  My face turned into the :0 emoticon just like Knives!

    Just to make sure this wasn’t old news (maybe it actually is), I double checked that this wasn’t pointed out on any of the commentary tracks, nor noted as an easter egg online anywhere.  I still haven’t found a single source who has pointed this out. 

    Now I don’t know whether or not I should specifically divulge this secret knowledge!  It’s in the first act though!  And Bryan Lee O’Malley almost gave it away had I been paying closer attention on a previous commentary run through!  I feel like I stumbled upon a secret treasure! 😀

    I didn’t know where else to put this, perhaps I should make a twitter account to ask Mr. Wright about it.

    – Sean

  • Anonymous

    Dear Mr. Wright, thanks for the laughs, the cries of elation and cinematic goodness that your direction has given us. Please do us a favour and direct the comic adaption of The Boys. It would be greatly appreaciated. Mr Pegg wouldn’t have a problem starring in the film as the character of Hughie was modeled after him.
    Kind regards
    Decembermaloy…

  • Aapeli Salminen

    I got question! Is there gonna be anymore tv-shows from you? Or are you totally just movie-director? I mean… I love movies but stuff like Asylum or Spaced are just damn brilliant! So is there gonna be series from you? It would be nice

  • Fixer26

    I wonder how to talk to Edgar Wright, these blogs sights are pretty crude. I can’t see sights like this very defining of a craftman.
    H.A.V.M.
    google.com/profiles/frontpocket00

  • zeekzombieman

    Loved Shaun of the Dead. The Beating of the zombies to Queen was just genius. Now onto another thing. On Twitter how can I get U to follow me? I get all your early mofning Tweets that eake me the hell up, but I cant respond. Zeekzombieman. Add me. Oh yeah. ” you got red on you”.

  • Araerosado

    Dear Mr. Wright,

         I have absolutely no idea how to contact you in a business-oriented environment (Mr. Longstreet’s address is for press and interview), so I’m hoping that perhaps you’ll have time to read this. I’ve just graduated from college and am working on making it into “the film business.” I’m not professionally experienced, but I have done a few shorts on my own. To be blunt, I was wondering if you might be in need of an assistant/intern of any kind, whether production or personal. I am hardworking, determined, have excellent people skills and patience, and a very good writer (as far as grammar and organization are concerned, at least). I can send in a resume and cover letter if required.

         I have money saved up, and if need be I can use it for a ticket to the UK (unless you have any headquarters in the States?). I have friends that I can stay with, so housing would not be a problem. This message is highly rash, I know, but the honor of getting to work with you or your affiliates would be a great honour, and well worth embarrassing myself on your blog and potentially inviting jabs from others who visit this site (it is the internet, after all).

         If my impulsiveness and talkativeness haven’t entirely put you off by this point, feel free to contact me at araerosado@gmail.com. Thank you very, very much for your time.

    Yours truly,
    Amanda Rae Rosado

  • Jim

    Dear Mr. Wright,
    Thank you for your work. I lack the expertise to compliment Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Scott Pilgrim with the vocabulary and nuanced observations of a film critic, but I have the earnest appreciation of a true fan. Your well deserved accolades (and compensation) no doubt serve as reminders of your skill. But I, a person with a job and a boss and a list of tasks I try to accomplish and a group of colleagues I try not to piss off, always welcome positive, unsolicited reinforcement, and I figured you would too.
    Keep it up!Jim

  • Jim

    Dear Mr. Wright,
    Thank you for your work. I lack the expertise to compliment Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Scott Pilgrim with the vocabulary and nuanced observations of a film critic, but I have the earnest appreciation of a true fan. Your well deserved accolades (and compensation) no doubt serve as reminders of your skill. But I, a person with a job and a boss and a list of tasks I try to accomplish and a group of colleagues I try not to piss off, always welcome positive, unsolicited reinforcement, and I figured you would too.
    Keep it up!Jim

  • Jennifer

    Dear Edgar Wright,

    On the off chance that you actually read what random delusional fans write to you, I wanted to mention two things on this post.  First, I very much enjoyed your movie collaborations with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.  They are hilarious.  Second, I would pay money to see how you and Simon Pegg developed a British superhero as part of your Blood and Ice Cream series.  Mint green Cornettos could represent unexpected eerie happenstance (radioactive meteoric alien magic ring thingy) that bestows superpowers on Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.  I think there could be an incredible potential for blood in such a narrative.  Ice cream, too.

    Thanks for reading (if you’re reading this).  Thanks even more for making such quirky, geeky films for movie-nerds who love nothing better than to tally up shout-outs and in-jokes.

  • Nickw

    Hi Edgar
    I couldn’t see a way to contact you personally here so sadly I’ve resorted to the comments.
    My name is Nick W. We grew up together in Wells & both went to the blue school.
    I met with you years ago & you showed me your 1st film.
    A stop motion animation from plasticine about a square guy who lived in a world of roundness.
    Nigel was with us & I’d like to communicate with you about that if it’s possible?
    My email is nickw@aster.pl
    @aste:disqus Take care 🙂

  • Grayson

    Edgar, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is an amazing movie, and it I have seen about 6 times on the past week. I now have realized that Nothing matters in a girl except for true love

  • Lee

    Hey Edgar, I just wanted to share this Shaun Of The Dead inspired design I created that’s up for sale at http://www.riptapparel.com tomorrow (Monday 20th June)  🙂  

  • smellylee

    Edgar, it’s on it’s way… give it a month!!
    http://leehardcastle.com/blog/theyre-coming-to-get-you-edgar/

    • smellylee part II

      until then, I have this to show you. A very Evil Dead II-ish music video and stars Egon Spengler

  • amy

    Hi,
    my mum thinks you look like a nice young man, that is all.

  • Ben

    Edgar, did you see friendshop.tumblr.com ?  I think you stole their ideas.

  • K.R. in L.A.

    Hey Edgar, here’s a Wired article about a Zombie musical shot in and around my hometown of Madison, WI: http://www.wired.com/underwire/2011/06/zombie-musical-rigamortis/

  • Lizarkeo

    Hey, Ed. Big fan of yours.
    Saw Scott Pilgrim five times on big screen and own the bluray (awesome extras!)

    Here, sharing a little unexpected and funny homage to SPVTW’s Todd Ingram voice done by software (at the end):

    Cheers mate,
    Lizarkeo

  • Bobby Collins

    By the way check out my Shaun Of The Dead remix right here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC8bnQqmN7w&feature=channel_video_title if you get a chance. 

    Thanks again. Your comments have made my day and or life!

  • Bobby Collins

    Dear Edgar. My name is Bobby Collins and I go by Bobby C Sound TV. I just read your post on my remix of the bass battle from Scott Pilgrim. I hope this comment reaches you as I can’t begin to tell you how deeply flattered I am by what you had to say. Your movies are my favorite comedies of all time and I all I wished for with my remix was to give thanks and hopefully share them with more and more people. I hope all is well with you and look forward to your next project and more remix opportunities with great zeal. Thank you immensely and I hope all is well. BC

  • COX

     The amount of Masonic symbology in Scott Pilgrim VS The World, as well as Hot Fuzz, is staggering.  I haven’t figured out yet what your ANGLE is though, since in both of these films, good *seems* to conquer evil.

    I hope, for your sake, you haven’t sold your soul Edgar.  You need not be a skank slut to bring your monumental talent to the masses.  DIY.

    Also, Smashing Pumpkins were NEVER a good band.

  • Hi Edgar, I don’t know if you’ve seen this but it’s a great fan poster of Scott Pilgrim, now available to buy.

    “If your life had a face I would punch it” http://bit.ly/mHwWou#ScottPilgrim

  • Hi Edgar, I don’t know if you’ve seen this but it’s a great fan poster of Scott Pilgrim, now available to buy.

    “If your life had a face I would punch it” http://bit.ly/mHwWou#ScottPilgrim

  • Hi Edgar, I don’t know if you’ve seen this but it’s a great fan poster of Scott Pilgrim, now available to buy.

    “If your life had a face I would punch it” http://bit.ly/mHwWou#ScottPilgrim

  • Caliebt

    Hi Edgar,
    I am a huge fan. I have a question- What makes a good Director?

    -Thanks

  • Hi Edgar!
    My name is Carla, I’m from Argentina and I’m suck a fan of your works ♥
    I love Scott Pilgrim, and I want to show you a picture I took from a painting I’m doing in my wall.
    http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/229942_10150171895981769_547121768_6767654_7111933_n.jpg
    That one is me xD.

    Hope you like it!

    You are awasome!!
    xo

    Carla*

  • Patrick, 14

    Edgar I really hope you get to read this, I’m 14 and you are my hero. I’m a budding director and make loads of my own short films. You are the reason I wanted to become a director I love your films and I think Spaced is the best programe ever made (I’ve watched every episode over five times, and then three more times each but with audio commentarys). I even love Dead Right and A Fistful of Fingers. I just wanted to say a massive thanks for all your hillarious films.

    Patrick, 14.

    P.S I can’t wait for Tin tin 😀

  • Patrick, 14

    Edgar I really hope you get to read this, I’m 14 and you are my hero. I’m a budding director and make loads of my own short films. You are the reason I wanted to become a director I love your films and I think Spaced is the best programe ever made (I’ve watched every episode over five times, and then three more times each but with audio commentarys). I even love Dead Right and A Fistful of Fingers. I just wanted to say a massive thanks for all your hillarious films.

    Patrick, 14.

    P.S I can’t wait for Tin tin 😀

  • Anonymous

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Darling Mr. Wright !

  • i did a cover for one of my favourite songs of all time We are sex bob omb. you are awsome that is all

  • Mike

    Has anyone ever brought up the idea of a Discworld movie to you? I’ve heard Terry Pratchett is very particular about if and how any of his books are to be brought to the screen, but I think your films show the perfect balance of clever dialogue and visual style that would be a perfect fit.

  • Hello Mr. Edgar Wright,

    I just wanted to say that you and your work has been a huge influence on me and has inspired many of the student films I’ve done over the years. Your masterful cuts, amazing shots, witty writing, and of course use of homage have all been techniques I’m always trying to incorporate into my work. If you have an interest in seeing some of the stuff your directing has inspired, I would be honored if you took a look at a video I made:

    Im only a senior in high school so it may not be much, but If you wanted to take a look it would make my young film-making life (and Its very Scott Pilgrim inspired, so it’s relevant!!).
    Keep up the amazing work,
    Nick Shaw

  • Robert S.

    Some friends and I have been thinking of an idea. A Calvin and Hobbes movie that has a horror feel to it. It would be set in winter and feature the “frightening snowmen” from the strip. I think only you have the right style to do something like this. It would need to be both humorous and a little creepy at the same time. Anyway, if you would be interested in this idea then run with it and see if you could get it done.

  • Patrick

    Dear Edgar Wright,
    I doubt you’ll ever read this but I just wanted to say that you are an absolute hero to me. I’m fifteen years old am a massive film fan, and something of a movie buff, or at least for someone my age, and I want to be a director more than anything in the world. I love making short movies, and because of you showing that if you have a love of film to just go out there and film stuff, I’ve made alot of amateur films. I love your films and Spaced is my all time favorite TV Show. So thankyou for giving us great films, and for encouraging young teenagers such as my self to have a goal in life and to go for it.
    Patrick, Sheffield.

  • Drgojirax

    You might know this: Who’s showing Dr. Who in Los Angeles? London, New York, easy to find screenings there, but Los Angeles? Where’s the love? Is there no theater brave enough to show it?

  • Glenn A.

    Hey Edgar,

    I just wanted to let you know how gigantic a fan I am of your work. As an aspiring filmmaker, it’s very refreshing and inspirational to see a fellow film nerd able to make elaborate productions of the movies we all loved to begin with. Keep up the great work!

    Cheers,

    Glenn

  • Glenn A.

    Hey Edgar,

    I just wanted to let you know how gigantic a fan I am of your work. As an aspiring filmmaker, it’s very refreshing and inspirational to see a fellow film nerd able to make elaborate productions of the movies we all loved to begin with. Keep up the great work!

    Cheers,

    Glenn

  • Jeffrey

    Dear Mr Wright,
    Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is David Reustlen and I am 19 years old. I live in Germany and I am about to complete my schooling, as I will graduate from Business College in Crailsheim in June, 2011.
    For several years I have been working at the cinema in Crailsheim during evenings and on weekends. It offers me many opportunities to see new film productions. My interest is not only watching movies, but I also read film literature and experiment with my Canon XL2.
    My enthusiasm for a career in the film production industry has increased in recent years. Academic studies in this area would be my dream, and I would like to begin working on the realization of this vision.

    Before I begin my studies in this area, however, I would like to do an internship in the area of film/TV, specifically with film and TV production. My first choice would be to do an internship in an English-speaking country.

    I am committed, open-minded, creative, flexible, reliable, and above all, interested in film. My friends describe me as helpful and a good team-worker.

    Now my request: Is there any possibility to do an internship in film production or related areas in any of your productions?

    I could begin the internship starting the middle of June, 2011, as this is the date I will officially graduate from Business College. I have been told by filmmakers that it is preferred that a trainee stays for several months. I am totally open with the amount of time I can spend in an internship, which means that the commitment could last anywhere from a few weeks to a whole year.
    If there are no possibilities in your area for an internship, it would be very nice if you could share with me names of people/addresses/e-mail of others where I could apply for the desired internship.
    I thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
    Sincerely,
    David Reustlen
    Mailto: david.reustlen@web.de

  • Ahmed Essam 95

    I Wish you could come to egypt and watch our independent movies, maybe give a talk on film making or so, it would be an incredible honour for us to see you.

  • Ahmed Essam 95

    I Wish you could come to egypt and watch our independent movies, maybe give a talk on film making or so, it would be an incredible honour for us to see you.

  • Hi Edgar, just wanna say Shaun, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim and Spaced are all so amazing. I love them all and am looking forward eagerly to your next film. Thanks for the laughs.
    -Brendan.

  • Hi Edgar, just wanna say Shaun, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim and Spaced are all so amazing. I love them all and am looking forward eagerly to your next film. Thanks for the laughs.
    -Brendan.

  • Hi Edgar, just wanna say Shaun, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim and Spaced are all so amazing. I love them all and am looking forward eagerly to your next film. Thanks for the laughs.
    -Brendan.

  • Lizjahnke

    I for one just want to say brava. My family and I absolutely love Scott Pilgrim. And when I say family I mean my entire family. My husband and I have watched it four times in one week and all of my children, I have five, enjoy it. I have to say that it’s appealing to us because there aren’t a lot of curse words (hardly any) and I for one appreciate that. I has to be my all time favorite movie!! As I type this we are watching it and my husband just uttered the words “God I hope there is another one!!” I just want to thank you. This is an awesome movie and I pray you keep doing what you do!!

  • Your one of the best directors working today, iv seen all of your feature films, and most recently watched both seasons of Spaced.

    But i gotta know where i or anyone can see a Fistful of Fingers, im sure im not the only one. That would be really cool if you included it on a new release of yours.

    • carlo

      I think I am right in saying it’s on the Hot Fuzz DVD as an extra feature. See if you can spot any familiar faces or locations!

      Long live Wells, Somerset….

  • Steve Clarke

    I know its a long shot that you’d read this let alone be interested in any way, but I’m a university student in Australia and have a few weeks unpaid work experience to do over the next two years. Would you be in any way interested in taking me on, if only making coffees and seeing firsthand exactly what you put into making a film. I would happily organise transport, accommodation, insurance, and other costs for such an amazing opportunity…
    Once again I know my chances are slim, but I figure I’ll never know if I never try 🙂

    Best regards,
    Steve

  • Calebaird

    Hi, two things. 1 you are the best British filmmaker ever. 2 who’s your agent?

  • Josh

    Hello. Filmmaker in South Korea here.
    Made a short film for Google & Hyundai.
    Inspiration from Scott Pilgrim.
    Hope you enjoy!

    http://youtu.be/aBioWrOC0KY

  • Edgar,

    I just wanted to thank you for many hours of entertainment. Also, thank you so much for putting a Ming Ring sound effect in Scott Pilgrim. I almost shouted out loud in glee when I heard it (I still have the movie on VHS; I used to watch it with my dad on Saturdays). Scott Pilgrim, and all of your other works I have seen (Spaced, Hot Fuzz, Shawn of the Dead) are a wonderful mix of contemporary life and 80’s/90’s nostalgia, especially for an American with an overly developed appreciation of British comedy.

    Good luck with everything! Can’t wait to see Paul.

    Lisa

  • Durga

    I hadn’t seen a movie I LOVED or connected with in years before I watched Scott Pilgrim. Thank you for restoring my faith in current film.

  • Adri_polito

    As a teenager who often stayed up late and watched late-night offerings on Channel 4 and elsewhere (probably where I get my love of horror from), I remember watching this amazing show called ‘Asylum’. Initially, none of my friends had heard of it (was on past their bedtime), but for me it was a total cult TV experience from the get-go. I soon discovered other people who were watching it and knew they must be cool as sh*t. What I didn’t know (until recently) was that it was made by your good self. Should have known though, it was epic.

  • Adri_polito

    I want to make films the way you do. Wish there was some kind of futuristic devise that would allow me 10 minutes inside your head other than my current method – DVD player and watching your films on it! You and your team are a total inspiration to the kind of work I want to develop. Thank you!

  • hey Edgar, love all you work, thought you might like to know, on the Ealing Studios website, they spelled Shaun (as in of the Dead) as Sean. a bit trivial, but you might wanna do something about it. here’s a link, its in the last paragraph: http://www.ealingstudios.co.uk/EalingStudios/history_home.html

    • Not my problem!

      • ok, thanks for responding, love all your films and spaced, any tips for a 14 year old British kid directing his first feature film? also, how long roughly will we have to wait for the next cornetto movie?

  • Info

    make don’t !!!

  • krystalavender

    Hello Edgar. I’m Krystal and I’m an aspiring filmmaker. I go to a performing arts school and have to do a senior project on the career I want to pursue.I was wondering if i can interview you over email or this blog. You’re my very favorite filmmaker. I left home so bummed from the New Beverly Cinema since I went on a night you weren’t there and wasn’t able to personally learn from your genius. Please agree to this. It’ll only be three questions….OR ELSE!

    Fondly,
    Krystal (krystalavender@aol.com)

    *bamf!*

  • Boost

    If you need any music from some local talent (Castle Cary), let me know. (The talent I mention is me by the way). Sample vid on:

    Paul
    (Messy Kid)

    P.S. I’ve written a script for a British romantic comedy (plug over)

  • Anonymous

    http://movies.msn.com/academy-awards/if-geeks-ran-the-oscars/

    LOVE that Scott Pilgrim is the main picture in this article.

    Geek or not, those were my feelings too !

  • Hey Edgar, Scott wants to talk to you, guy.

  • Edgar: I was having one of those days where you just feel completely obsolete. Like I can’t even keep my bathroom clean, how the hell am I going to manage two jobs and classes? So I went home, curled up and watched “Spaced.” It was the pick-me-up I needed. Just wanted to say Thanks for making such a great show. It always cheers me up when the world gets the best of me.

  • Goethe

    Hey Egdar, this is the Real Life Scott Pilgrim!
    And I loved the movie, and was wondering if you wanted to chat online, yahoo or whatever. lol
    Hope you do!

    Cheers!

  • I don’t care about Hank Pym in any form, but Ant-Man will be good because you are directing it.

  • Drar Egar. Great Work. Seek Director for Indi 3D CGI Animation Action-Adventure Film.

    Please send manager contact info to. familyfilm1@aol.com,

  • Drar Egar. Great Work. Seek Director for Indi 3D CGI Animation Action-Adventure Film.

    Please send manager contact info to. familyfilm1@aol.com,

  • Sam Bird

    Dear Edgar Wright, Hope your well.

    Just wanted to leave a comment and say well done on all the work over the years.
    As a young British filmmaker your a real inspiration to me and I’m sure tons of others.
    From ‘Spaced’ right up to ‘Scott Pilgrim’, you’ve chosen some wonderful projects.
    And the technical/camera skills you’ve displayed in each of them is incredible.
    Keep up the good work buddy. Can’t wait to see what the future holds.

    Check us out at my site: http://www.birdsbrain.com

    Take it easy.

    Sam Bird.

  • Matt Buckler

    Edgar, can we expect to see your face advertising a new range of l’oreal products any time soon? Oh how I long to see your hair swish around during the breaks of Coronation St and Antiques Roadshow…

  • Hamish Stone

    Dear Edgar, I also hail from the powerhouse of film production that is Wells, Somerset and I’d like to say thankyou for inspiring me to make films and proving that you don’t need to be in Hollywood or have a massive budget to make a great film. Also thankyou for filming Hot Fuzz in Wells, people now know what I mean when I say how dull the countryside is.

    • Josherandall

      Yo Hamish
      Your a local boy – sign up to the YPFC, a somerset based film network here
      http://theypfc.ning.com/ – post any films you made and get in contact 🙂
      Josh

  • Calieb Thresher

    Hello,
    Im only 13 but you have inspired me. I loved shaun of the dead when it came out on dvd, even though I was about 7. I love scott pilgrim vs the world. I must have seen it 20 times. I want to be director when im older and im making an unofficial film that wont be on the internet, because i would proberly be sued by you, capcom and Bruce Cambell. My film is called RIGHT 2 LIVE, my very own zom-com. The film you inspired.Your films have shaped my sense of humour. Dont get me wrong, I dont go around hitting people with cricket bats. I also love Spaced and Hot Fuzz. Thank you very much, Edgar thank you for making the films you made.

    -Calieb

    • P.S I would also like to send you a trailer when I film one, and if you have time to watch it. Thanks again- Calieb

  • Justin Marxer

    Edgar,
    I hope you actually read your comments, anyways, huge fan, have watched everything from Spaced to Scott Pilgrim vs The World (which is my favorite TV series and film respectively). In Scott Pil I noticed a Guitar Wolf poster in Steven Stills’ apartment. Guitar Wolf is self-proclaimed as the loudest rock band of all time. Now, while dishing into the blu-ray, I notice the music is mastered at a much higher volume than most of the dialog and action. Was that Guitar Wolf poster meant to suggest that Sex Bob-Omb proclaims themselves as Canada’s loudest rock band of all time. Also, if you have any free time, I am slowly working on a film blog in which I reviewed Scott Pil on blu-ray (wouldn’t have been fair if I had reviewed it in theaters since I was blown away), the URL is themarxerreport.blogspot.com

  • Matt_Sotheran

    please could you keep us posted on any auditions for any films in the uk, cant wait for your next film 😀

  • Matt_Sotheran

    howdy Edgar,
    Im such a fan, Shaun of the dead is already a classic, hot fuzz is epic and well Scott Pilgrim vs the world is one of my favorite films of all time, ive seen how you bring excitement and energy on set and your direction is Sweettt !!
    cheers
    Matt (from Bournemouth :D)

  • Rob Delaney

    Hey,

    Just a short note to say saw Scott Pilgrim last week. I’m the same age as Edgar, grew up in the Grunge era, and SP has set off my midlife crisis.

    In other words: awesome film, has supplanted The Crow and A New Hope as my favourite movie.

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead perfect as Ramona, heart breakingly lovely.

    Thank you.

    Rob

  • Animecrazysentai

    Based on what I saw from ScottPilgrim, you should have directed the live action Dragon Ball movies and not that looser that 20th Century Fox choose.

  • HarryharryharryNOT.POTTER.

    Edgar,

    Just got my AUCB application denied.

    Apparently, you set the bar too high!

  • Hello Edgar – One of my favourite directors of all time!

    2010 offered some fantastically AWESOME films such as Kick Ass and Scott Pilgrim, and when I was given my media project brief in my final year of secondary school, I decided to do something fun

    I decided to do a music video with inspiration from such films, especially Scott Pilgrim due to its EPICNESS, and I thought I would share it with you – Hope you like it!

    I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next!

  • Mewsix

    Dude… I’m from quebec Canada, and I loved so much scott pilgrim vs. the world! I’m in a trance now from about a couple of week, im juste looking at it again and I started playing zelda, a link to the past. I’m 20 years old and its a fairy tail to a geeks of canada like me. Nothing is comparable to your movie, how did you get the exact music of a link to the past? they’re is some quotes I will probably never forget from the film and now I gonna have to read all the comics!
    I’ts so nice that a great idea like this could have took places.
    A nice surprise in my life, thank you

  • Rich

    I finally saw Scott Pilgrim vs. The World last weekend, knowing nothing about it except that you’d directed it and I’d got to it late.

    Wow! Absolutely superb movie. Can’t wait to see whatever you’re working now.

    Rich

  • Anthea

    Love your work Edgar. Just like so many of use have actors we follow , knowing if their in a film it will be good. I feel much the same about film makers and writers. I have my selected few who i know will not let me down . Thanks again 🙂

  • Hey Edgar,
    I was hoping that “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” would get a Criterion Collection release. Unfortunately it did not. So instead of holding off my purchase of the blu-ray until a Criterion version DOES gets released, I just made my own box art to slip into the front of the case for the time being:

    http://nickshively.blogspot.com/2011/01/scott-pilgrim-vs-world-criterion.html

    I hope you like it!
    -Nick

  • Hi Edgar!

    Just wanted to say that me and all my friends and family are huge fans of Scott Pilgrim VS. The World, It’s pretty much our favourite movie of all time. I’ve been to see it at the cinema god knows how many times, and I rushed out to buy the DVD the minute it was released, which is something I don’t normally do. I also absolutely love Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Please continue taking pure epic win and converting it into movie format. :3

  • Hi Edgar!

    Just wanted to say that me and all my friends and family are huge fans of Scott Pilgrim VS. The World, It’s pretty much our favourite movie of all time. I’ve been to see it at the cinema god knows how many times, and I rushed out to buy the DVD the minute it was released, which is something I don’t normally do. I also absolutely love Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Please continue taking pure epic win and converting it into movie format. :3

  • Benjipetit

    Hi Edgar. I’m a french fan. A very, very big fan (actually, I’m not so big, just…damned, I’m so french, I don’t have the words). I was so upset when Scott Pilgrim VS The World came in France in only 61 movie theaters… Your work doesn’t have the success that it deserves… Fortunately, I’m here to show to uncultivated french your DVD’s (not blu-ray, sorry) ! I’m making thousand of fans of you everyday in France, this is my duty.

    Now I’m scared. When I’m looking for your next movie with Simon and Nick on the internet, I don’t see anymore “World’s End”, my biggest expectation for about 2 years. Please tell me that is not cancelled.

    Again, sorry for my english. I hope I’ve been understood.

    Thank you for all your work. Thank you for everything ! See you (soon in France? Hope so) !

  • Jonstainton

    Edgar, you are amazing! I been to nearly all of your Toronto shows, and most recently when you were here for the Blue ray release of Scott Pilgrim.
    I would really appreciate your help! I am trying to win my wedding photography for my wedding in 2012, and would love to get some geek cred in my votes. If you could tweet out the link, or post it on your blog, it would be amazing!
    http://www.rsblog.ca/?p=10796
    We are couple #8, and could really use the help!
    Thank you so much, and here’s to hoping you will have another film series at the Bloor!!!!

    ~Jonathan (and Ashley!)

    (P.S. Best line ever… “Should have got big fat cocks!” ~ Spaced)

  • Nicky

    Hi,
    This is kinda weird in a writing a note in the steam on a bathroom mirror of a complete strangers house sorta way but here goes…….The usual blah blah blah of love your work etc etc etc but I was wondering how I go about finding some of your brothers (Oscar’s ) art? For a side note: I don’t know if you have more than one brother hence the brackets as I am sure you know what your brothers name is………although in hindsight I probably could have done some research but that just strikes me as creepy…………Huh, isn’t it funny how I can still ramble into an unknown persons comment box? Well, atleast I’m just rambling………….After seeing some of his story boards I would love to see more of his work but unfortunately when I googled him there is more than one bloody Oscar Wright in the world who draws and I’m just not sure which is his site or if he even has one…………..Isn’t it great that the word ‘google’ is now a verb? I am personally trying to bring back the exclamation of ‘huzzah’ and honestly I’m not doing to badly………………..anyhoo I will leave my email address in the faint hope that someone will want to guide me down the path to true artistic talent or jto ust give me a website to go to. Either way, no pressure……um, thanks I guess.
    -Nicky [ liverpooling@msn.com ]

    HUZZAH!!

  • Nkovari

    You know a movie is great when you become really jealous that you weren’t a part of it. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is such a movie. It has got me into the comic book series as well. Thank you Mr. Wright for being such a genius.

  • zico77

    Pilgrim ruled perfect translation from comic to movie. You should work with Kevin Smith and do some other CULT comic adaptions and share with the world. Would really love to see a spaced series 3.

    • Jake Green

      Edgar Wright and Kevin Smith couldn’t possibly work together. Simply thought of the idea, could cause the world to implode with awesomeness.

    • Jake Green

      Edgar Wright and Kevin Smith couldn’t possibly work together. Simply thought of the idea, could cause the world to implode with awesomeness.

    • Jake Green

      Edgar Wright and Kevin Smith couldn’t possibly work together. Simply thought of the idea, could cause the world to implode with awesomeness.

    • Jake Green

      Edgar Wright and Kevin Smith couldn’t possibly work together. Simply thought of the idea, could cause the world to implode with awesomeness.

  • Edgar, here’s an updated SHOUT! FACTORY SCHEDULE of Roger Corman Flicks, as some other titles. Don’t know if you’re a fan of THE BOOGENS but they’re TRYING to acquire it from Paramount:

    NON-CORMAN TITLES:

    Feb 1 – (♦) Butch and Sundance The Early Days/Death Hunt (Double Feature)
    Feb 1 – Lucky Lady
    Feb 1 – 11 Harrowhouse
    Mar 29 – (♥) Capone, with Ben Gazarra and Sylvester Stallone
    (May/June) – (•) Fighting Mad/Movie Violation (Double Feature)
    (May/June) – Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry/Race With The Devil (Double Feature)
    (Undated) – Off Limits (’88)
    (Undated) – Damnation Alley
    (Undated) – The Nickel Ride

    (♦) The 3 commentaries that have already been recorded for DEATH HUNT did not make the final cut, I’ve been told, but they may see the light of day on a future Blu-Ray release.
    (•) FIGHTING MAD commentary with Peter Fonda, Lynn Lowery, Roger Corman and Jonathon Demme.
    (♥) Audio Commentary with director Steve Carver, trailers, TV Spot.
    _________________________________________________

    ROGER CORMAN TITLES:

    Mar 22 – Jackson County Jail/Caged Heat (Double Feature)
    April – Great Texas Dynamite Chase/Smokey Bites the Dust/Georgia Peaches (Triple)
    April – Streets/Angel In Red (Double Feature)
    July – Battle Beyond The Stars (DVD & Blu-Ray)
    (Fall) – Black Oak Conspiracy/Savage! (Double Feature)
    (Late 2011) – Timewalker
    (Fall) – Fly Me/T.N.T Jackson/Too Hot To Handle/Firecracker (Quadruple Feature)
    (Undated) – Deathstalker/Deathstalker II/Warrior And The Sorceress/Barbarian Queen (Quadruple Feature)
    (Undated) – Eat My Dust!/Grand Theft Auto (Double Feature)
    (Undated) – The Pam Grier Collection (The Arena, Women In Cages, The Big Doll House, The Big Bird Cage)
    (Undated) – The Velvet Vampire (Will Be Part Of A Double Feature)
    (Undated) – The Little Shop Of Horrors (Original)

  • Edgar, here’s an updated SHOUT! FACTORY SCHEDULE of Roger Corman Flicks, as some other titles. Don’t know if you’re a fan of THE BOOGENS but they’re TRYING to acquire it from Paramount:

    NON-CORMAN TITLES:

    Feb 1 – (♦) Butch and Sundance The Early Days/Death Hunt (Double Feature)
    Feb 1 – Lucky Lady
    Feb 1 – 11 Harrowhouse
    Mar 29 – (♥) Capone, with Ben Gazarra and Sylvester Stallone
    (May/June) – (•) Fighting Mad/Movie Violation (Double Feature)
    (May/June) – Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry/Race With The Devil (Double Feature)
    (Undated) – Off Limits (’88)
    (Undated) – Damnation Alley
    (Undated) – The Nickel Ride

    (♦) The 3 commentaries that have already been recorded for DEATH HUNT did not make the final cut, I’ve been told, but they may see the light of day on a future Blu-Ray release.
    (•) FIGHTING MAD commentary with Peter Fonda, Lynn Lowery, Roger Corman and Jonathon Demme.
    (♥) Audio Commentary with director Steve Carver, trailers, TV Spot.
    _________________________________________________

    ROGER CORMAN TITLES:

    Mar 22 – Jackson County Jail/Caged Heat (Double Feature)
    April – Great Texas Dynamite Chase/Smokey Bites the Dust/Georgia Peaches (Triple)
    April – Streets/Angel In Red (Double Feature)
    July – Battle Beyond The Stars (DVD & Blu-Ray)
    (Fall) – Black Oak Conspiracy/Savage! (Double Feature)
    (Late 2011) – Timewalker
    (Fall) – Fly Me/T.N.T Jackson/Too Hot To Handle/Firecracker (Quadruple Feature)
    (Undated) – Deathstalker/Deathstalker II/Warrior And The Sorceress/Barbarian Queen (Quadruple Feature)
    (Undated) – Eat My Dust!/Grand Theft Auto (Double Feature)
    (Undated) – The Pam Grier Collection (The Arena, Women In Cages, The Big Doll House, The Big Bird Cage)
    (Undated) – The Velvet Vampire (Will Be Part Of A Double Feature)
    (Undated) – The Little Shop Of Horrors (Original)

  • Carrie_m_

    I think you and Eli should work on a movie together, a horror comedy, with lots of naked chicks and gore. Just sayin’ cause you’re both awesome and all.

  • Jerome

    Hi Edgard!

    I’m a big fan of your works! I’m waiting for the NeXT film! Should you do it in a more indien way?

    If you have the, i’ll be glad that you watch my taller, “le greenboy”, about a super normal eco hero in Paris:
    http://legreenboy.com

    Best,
    Jérome.

  • Bro4ofset

    Dear Edgar Wright,
    I’m a big fan of your works. After seeing what did you do with Scott Pilgrim vs The World, could you bring Dragonball Z to live too??? please??? it would be AWWWWSSSOMEEEE!!!

  • Tjdubya

    Edgar, Love your stuff and the music that accompanies most of it; but dammit, (I don’t know if it is intentional), but there ALWAYS seems to be one track in all three of your feature films, as well as one from the Spaced series that I cannot figure out what it is. Just one! Every time! This is actually driving me nuts. Especially from the last two movies. In Scott Pilgrim, a song plays immediately after Knives Chou says “I’ve never kissed a boy”, and in Hot Fuzz, there is a song playing as Danny and Nichoarse make there way to the shooting gallery at the carnival. These songs don’t appear on the soundtrack, nor are they songs mentioned as ones that are in the movies, but not in the STs. I’m not sure if you read these blogs, but maybe someone that does could help me out.—TjWoodford, Staten Island, NY

  • Anonymous

    For what it’s worth, I am legitimately disappointed by all these award show nominations and “Best of 2010,” lists.

    I’m a tough critic and actually don’t really care for Michael Cera, but for me, a Top 5, 10, 20 “All Time Favorite Movie,” comes along once every couple years because everything is such crap.

    TWO of your movies are on my list !

    So hopefully “Best Ofs,” “Top 10s,” and Award shows don’t fuel your fire because you WELL LOVED and RESPECTED ! Sorry America sucks, when it comes to movies.

    P.S. You’re my hero 🙂

  • Vincent L

    You made the three best movie in my life. THANK YOU !

    PS : Scott Pilgrim IS a master piece.

  • Vincent L

    You made the three best movie in my life. THANK YOU !

    PS : Scott Pilgrim IS a master piece.

  • Vincent L

    You made the three best movie in my life. THANK YOU !

    PS : Scott Pilgrim IS a master piece.