Being Half British and Half French, he is now living in Windsor, just outside of London. Edward Fosset never fit to school or University to learn film. He managed to learn how to edit while he was working in a restaurant in his early 20s and went on to buy his first camera (Canon 650D). From there, he did favours for friends and local businesses to get some experience.

He now mainly works in travel (Norwegian Airlines, TUI), events (mainly music festivals), and interior design-esque content.

He says that travel is his favourite kind of content to shoot and some of his favourite places to visit have been Mongolia, the Amazon, Kenya, Barbados, and Iceland.

What does filming mean to you?

Filmmaking for me is probably best said in a quote I heard a few years back – “Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes”. I don’t do it to get rich or be well known but more to experience different stories told from different backgrounds all over the world. I’m in a fortunate position that my passion pays my bills (and kit!) but also feeds my curiosity and wanderlust. Filming is essentially an opportunity!

What do you think makes a successful film editor?

When I think of the directors and DOP’s that I admire, it’s the ability to come up with something that is distinctive, a look, a feel that can always be attributed to them. A lot of what we do is learned or “copied” from others in our industry but having the guts to stick to an aesthetic that reflects their identity is super cool. I feel like too much stuff coming out nowadays looks the same, so I have big respect for those auteurs out there that have made themselves into artistic brands that are both inspiring and also able to admit sometimes they’re making it up as they go along!

How do you choose your subjects?

This is a tough one as with a lot of the work that I do, the subjects come to me as I find/put myself in some interesting scenarios! However, being quite an open and smiley person, I don’t find it too difficult to get something out of the person in front of the lens. When I am given the chance to pick the subject, I try and go for someone that wouldn’t typically be chosen in other films. For example, when given the opportunity to pick characters for a shoot in NYC all about the sounds of the city, my main pick was a flamboyant drag queen which for me embodied a lot of the spirit and sound of the big apple.

What are your upcoming projects?

There are a few things I’m very excited about but the standout job for me will be filming humpback whales in the Dominican Republic in March. I’m making a conscious push to improve my underwater filmmaking so this will become a strong jewel in the messy crown.

What, in your opinion, is the most important quality of a film director?

I guess there are many qualities that are needed in a film director but in my opinion, it would be effective communication. Any storytelling is a form of communication but as a director, you need to talk to your actors, crew, editor to get your “vision” across effectively so that it’s realised how you wish. Having said that, it’s also about listening and being open to other people’s ideas and thoughts that could help the overall project for the better. I guess in short, communication and being a collaborator?!