Nash Edgerton is a true multi-hyphenate. After getting his break at 18 years old as a stunt performer, he has gone on to establish himself as an actor, stunt performer, editor, producer, writer and director of indisputable talent.
LOADED in 1996 marked both Edgerton’s short film directorial debut and the beginnings of the film collective BLUE-TONGUE FILMS, together with his brother Joel and friends Tony Lynch and Kieran Darcy-Smith. One year later, their next collaboration DEADLINE, took out the top prize at Tropfest and went straight to the Sundance Film Festival. Edgerton has since directed nine multi-award winning short films including LUCKY, SPIDER and BEAR (which premiered in competition at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival) that have wowed audiences and entered cult status worldwide, amassing more than 65 awards among them.
With well over 180 film and television credits on productions including Hollywood films THE MATRIX TRILOGY, STAR WARS II and III, THE THIN RED LINE and THE GREAT GATSBY, Edgerton has continued to challenge himself with a variety of eclectic projects both in front of and behind the camera.
An accomplished editor, Edgerton edited and produced the highly acclaimed cult mockumentary THE MAGICIAN, written and directed by Scott Ryan, which was nominated for a Film Critics Circle of Australia Award and an IF Award in 2005.
In music videos, Edgerton’s unique style has garnered him various awards and nominations at the ARIAS and MTV Awards, for internationally renowned artists including music legend Bob Dylan, Eskimo Joe, Ben Lee, Missy Higgins, The Hilltop Hoods and Empire Of The Sun.
THE SQUARE, which signaled Edgerton’s first foray in feature film direction, received 7 AFIs, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, as well as being one of 12 international films to be selected for Official Competition for the inaugural international Sydney Film Prize at the 2008 Sydney Film Festival. THE SQUARE was released in Australia and internationally to wide acclaim from highly regarded critics including A.O. Scott (NY Times) and Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times).
Edgerton’s has just directed and produced his next film GRINGO for Amazon Studios, starring Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried and Sharlto Copley, which will open theatrically in Australia on May 31, 2018.
Recently Edgerton has just returned from Atlanta, where he has been executive producing and stunt coordinating his brother Joel’s new film BOY ERASED, starring Academy Award nominee Lucas Hedges and Academy Award winners Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe.
Later this year Edgerton’s television directorial debut MR INBETWEEN, a co-production between Blue-Tongue Films and Jungle Entertainment for FX, produced by Michele Bennett (Chopper, The Magician) will air on FX in the US and Foxtel in Australia. He directed all 6 episodes and is executive producing along with the show’s writer and star Scott Ryan and Jungle’s Jason Burrows.
Next up Edgerton is producing Mirrah Foulkes’ directorial debut , JUDY AND PUNCH, alongside Michele Bennett and Vice Media’s Danny Gabai which is currently in production.