Jay Wade Edwards is a Writer, Director, and Editor of feature films, shorts, music videos, and most recently the digital series, “The Kino-Edwards Picture Show.” Most of his work involves Monsters. Pants-wettingly scary monsters.
Jay’s independently-produced feature, Stomp! Shout! Scream! (2005), premiered at the Austin Film Festival & Screenwriters Conference. The Austin Chronicle said, “Stomp! Shout! Scream! does it better than American International Pictures ever did… as much fun as an episode of Hullabaloo-- snappy bouffants, earnest braniacs, hippy-hippy-shake and all.” The award-winning film went on to screen at over thirty film festivals. In 2009, the film enjoyed a modest theatrical run by Monogram Releasing and was re-released on home video as "Monster Beach Party A Go Go" by Indican Pictures.
The Kino-Edwards Picture Show (2015) is an anthology web series that re-creates iconic Hollywood movie scenes… in Jay’s living room, using only on-hand props and costumes. All roles have been recast with women playing the (always juicier) men's roles -- as a comment on gender tropes in classic Hollywood cinema and how those shine a light on a changing America today, but also because that's really fun. The ten-episode series includes scenes from Tootsie, Blade Runner, Goonies, Double Indemnity, Miracle on 34th Street, Diner, The Maltese Falcon, Miller's Crossing, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and Rushmore.
Jay is also well-known as Editor and Producer of the animated series “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (2000-2015). He also served as Supervising Editor and Producer on Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007). Premiere Magazine called it “The most successful full-on surrealist film since Bunuel and Dali’s 1930 L’Age d’Or.” A professional television and film editor since 1991, Jay’s credits also include documentaries for CNN and TBS; Cartoon Network’s “Squidbillies”, “The Brak Show”, “Space Ghost Coast to Coast”, “Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell”; and The Disney Channel’s “Gravity Falls” and “Wander Over Yonder”.
Jay Edward’s filmmaking career began when he wrote, directed, and edited a trio of short science fiction films, known collectively as The Monster Trilogy (1998-2000). The Monster Trilogy has been shown at film festivals from Liverpool, England to Ontario, Canada, garnering enthusiastic reviews, including, “One of the funniest and most loving salutes to Z-grade films ever made… There is no blood or gore, just an audience in stitches. And rightly so!” (filethirteen.com).
Jay lives in Los Angeles, CA, and is polishing-up several monster movie scripts.