The man who brought Godzilla to life again, Gareth Edwards

Well, this is one of those personal bios that needed to be sent out for a long time. Here we talk about one man who redefined the meaning of a Godzilla movie in the USA by working out the most important aspects of such an amazing character. As are the usual rules here. All links provided are part of the program of amazon I am an affiliate to and all pictures presented below the respected owners listed.

 

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early life

Our story begins in the English town of Nuneaton, Warwickshire on June 1, 1975. This is where Edward was born. Growing up, he was an avid fan of the star wars series that would eventually lead him into a career in the movie industry, But first, let’s talk a little more about where he was born. The market town is known for being the largest town in Northern Warwickshire. So you could imagine the type of culture that Garth was exposed to in early life. Between that and being exposed to movie legend works inspiring a new legend that will make a major impact of bringing the most legendary movie monsters of all time to life.

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The schooling

He attended Higham Lane School followed by college at North Warwickshire College (now NWSLC) under the AV department with lecturers like Graham Bird. Since childhood, he wanted to direct his own films, stating that “Star Wars is definitely the reason that I wanted to become a filmmaker”.Edwards studied film and video at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design in Farnham, graduating in 1996. In 2012, he received an honorary Master of Arts from UCA. (Quite an accomplishment for what he was about to do for movies.)

His career

Edwards got his start in special visual effects, working on visual f/x for programs that aired on networks such as PBS, BBC, and the Discovery Channel. In 2008 he entered (and won) the Sci-Fi-London 48-hour film challenge, where a movie had to be created from start to finish in just two days, within certain criteria. Edwards wrote and directed his first full-length feature, “Monsters”, which was shot in only three weeks. Edwards personally created the film’s special effects by using off-the-shelf equipment. Asides from the two main actors (real-life couple Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able), the crew consisted of just five people. The $500,000 thriller received a riotous reception at the South by Southwest festival and was released by Vertigo Films to great success.

The success of “Monsters” resulted in Edwards getting many offers from the major studios, especially Warner Bros., who tapped him to direct an English-language reboot of the 1954 Japanese classic “Gojira”. Produced by Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, “Godzilla” began development in 2011 with Edwards at the helm, and was released on May 16, 2014, to mixed reviews made it a great box office success, grossing $529 million worldwide against a $160 million budget.

(Just to take a moment here. I am still thinking about reviewing “Monsters” one day on this site since it fits the criteria of what a classic giant monster is. Though I can not be sure exactly when it will happen, eventually it will be reviewed.)

Edwards directed Rogue One, the first Star Wars stand-alone film, written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, based on a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta, starring Felicity Jones, and released on 16 December 2016. Three of his influences for filmmaking are George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Quentin Tarantino. In May 2016, Edwards exited Godzilla: King of the Monsters in an amicable split with the studio to work on smaller-scale projects. In February 2020, it was reported that Edwards was set to direct and write True Love for New Regency along with Rogue One co-producer Kiri Hart serving as producer for the project. The film is set to star John David Washington.

My thoughts

Gareth certainly carried himself with style unlike anything seen before. With a vision of special effects that dazzle the movie screen to the darker undertones within his movies, he is sure to please even the common moviegoer when it comes to his types of movies. With all these amazing moments in his life, it is no wonder that he would eventually reach the point of stardom. I hope he continues his work on this type of fandom in the upcoming years. Anyways, That’s enough of my thoughts for today and I hope you guys enjoy it as I leave you with a final message for the week.

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Author: Vic

Just a little about me is I like monster movies and love educating people with blogs and content.

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