Edward Payson

Edward Payson

Director and screenwriter in Burbank, California

About Edward

Edward Payson grew up in Derry, New Hampshire. Edward knew since he was a little boy that he wanted to direct films. He packed up and moved to California at twenty years old to attend Columbia College Hollywood where he went on to achieve a bachelor's degree in Cinema. Since then he has directed 5 feature films, various short films and over 200 commercials worldwide.


Name: Edward Payson

Lives in: Burbank, California

Occupation: Director and Screenwriter

Credits

  • Grindsploitation 4: Meltsploitation

    Grindsploitation 4: Meltsploitation (2018)
    Film (Horror) Director Add a Plot »

  • Our Friend Jon

    Our Friend Jon (2017)
    Film (Documentary) Producer Before Jon Hernandez passed away due to complications stemming from Sickle Cell Anemia, he was writing a horror film he wanted to make with his friends. Upon his untimely death his friends (all whom have their own disabilities) decide to make the film in Jon's honor, even though they have no clue where to start. This is that story.

  • The Sunday Night Slaughter

    The Sunday Night Slaughter (2017)
    Film (Action, Comedy and Horror) Producer An anthology horror film following 3 stories including demons, cannibals, psychopaths and demigods all intertwined, taking place in the final 31 days of earth.

  • 60 Seconds to Die

    60 Seconds to Die (2017)
    Film (Horror) Director Horror Anthology "60 second short films that will scar you for a lifetime"

  • Chasing Notes

    Chasing Notes (2017)
    Film (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department Chasing Notes is the story of film composing and music told from a perspective rarely seen before. Follow an emerging film composer on his journey to write music for Hollywood's biggest films while also seeing how established composing giants continue to hold onto their crowns. Featuring interviews from high-profile film composers including Harry Gregson-Williams (Total Recall, Narnia), Christopher Young (The Rum Diary, Priest), Marco Beltrami (Scream, Hellboy), George S. Clinton (Austin Powers), Greg Edmonson (Firefly), Christophe Beck (The Muppets), Mervyn Warren (Joyful Noise), Nathan Barr (True Blood), and many more, you'll learn how music is the soul of every film, and why these composers are always chasing notes. Written by Tom Hoover

  • Popular Pete

    Popular Pete (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Editor Peter gets more than he bargained for when long time friend Jennifer invites him to drink at his first college party.

  • Dinner with the Dwyers

    Dinner with the Dwyers (2016)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Crime, Horror and 1 More) Producer A serial killer finds himself out of his element when he accompanies his girlfriend to a family dinner in hopes of impressing her eccentric parents.

  • Little Yellow Bird

    Little Yellow Bird (2016)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actor Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy finds himself.

  • Crazed

    Crazed (2014)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Horror and Thriller) Producer Inspired by our favorite dark & twisted graphic novels, CRAZED revolves around vigilante cop Ronan Pierce. He is fueled by a tragic past, and the recent abduction of his wife McKenzie has Ronan's appetite for vengeance completely unbounded. Relentlessly searching for clues, Ronan systematically unchains his rage on a city full of psychopaths, gangs, corruption and the unrivaled evil-doings of the Luna Cartel. Responsible for both his daughter's death and his wife's abduction, the Luna Cartel enslaves thousands of young beautiful women from around the world and harvests organs from all of it's other victims. Joined by his partner Rex and a young circus clown named Karina, Ronan 'paints the town red' in his search for bloody justice. Written by Anonymous

  • Book Club

    Book Club (2014)
    Film (Short, Adventure, Fantasy and Thriller) Director Modern day, suburbia, three housewives read biographies of serial killers as an escaped convict breaks into the house. Shortly after, he learns he made a foolish, fatal mistake.

  • Ooga Booga

    Ooga Booga (2013)
    Film (Comedy, Fantasy and Horror) Producer Ooga Booga follows an innocent African American medical student who is brutally murdered by dirty cops, but his soul is magically transferred into an action figure named Ooga Booga. With on his tribal spear and old girlfriend to help he takes to the streets and trailer parks to find the men that ended his once bright future. Written by Anonymous

  • Stripped

    Stripped (2013)
    Film (Comedy, Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Four friends head to Vegas for a 21st birthday in hopes of finding adventure, debauchery and memories that will last them a lifetime. Cameron, the scandalous one of the group decides to record the whole trip, determined to not forget the fiasco . A girlfriend of theirs begs for a ride, convincing them she will disappear as soon as they arrive. When they get to Vegas the guys devise an amazing plan for the night. Things take a turn for the worst when they call strippers that have them travel to a remote location. Little do they know, the strippers work for an organ trafficker. The guys fight for their lives, but eventually get Stripped. Written by Anonymous

  • The Rule of Law

    The Rule of Law (2012)
    Film (Action, Crime and Drama) Producer A new age of terrorism is taking place in the United States. FBI Director, Frank Fitzgerald, is helping an Iranian terrorist group frame innocent American citizens rendering them guilty for terrorist acts they did not commit. The seventh victim, Tom Cali, is on the run trying to prove his innocence. Written by Anonymous

  • Nazis at the Center of the Earth

    Nazis at the Center of the Earth (2012)
    Video (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Art director Researchers in Antarctica are abducted by a team of masked storm troopers. They are dragged deep underground to a hidden continent in the center of the earth. Here Nazi survivors, their bodies a horrifying patchwork of decaying and regenerated flesh, are planning for the revival of the Third Reich. Written by Official site

  • The Cohasset Snuff Film

    The Cohasset Snuff Film (2011)
    Film by Edward Payson Writer/Director

  • Halloween Wars

    Halloween Wars (2011)
    Television (Family, Game-Show and Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew In this four-episode competition series, five teams are comprised of candy makers, pumpkin carvers, and cake decorators. While working together to create the ultimate Halloween themed display, the competition becomes fierce. One team is eliminated each week and the winner takes home $50,000. Written by anonymous

  • Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver

    Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver (2011)
    Film (Comedy, Fantasy and Horror) Producer The gingerdead man travels back in time to 1976 and carries out an epic disco killing spree.

  • A Shot in the Dark

    A Shot in the Dark (2011)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Danny realizes it is a lot harder to kill himself than he thought.

  • The Black Guitar

    The Black Guitar (2011)
    Film (Short, Drama and Horror) Casting director The Black Guitar is a film about Aimee,15, isolated, abused and in love with a boy who she has never even talked to. In her quest to obtain what she really wants in this world, true love, she comes across a banged up old black guitar. Emanating with the mysterious power to control life and death, Aimee uses it as a solution to deal with her sexually abusive step father, bullies, and even her own mother. That power comes at a price though, having lost her soul in a trade with the devil to obtain it. She begins to change and decompose, eventually turning as ugly on the outside as she has become on the inside. Written by Anonymous

  • Unsigned

    Unsigned (2010)
    Film by Edward Payson Director/Writer

  • Blue Mountain State

    Blue Mountain State (2010)
    Television (Comedy and Sport) Miscellaneous Crew Three incoming freshmen attending Midwestern college football powerhouse Blue Mountain State must quickly adapt to college life and juggle football, girls, classes and nonstop hazing.

  • Kiss

    Kiss (2010)
    Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Casting director The story of a boy who hires a prostitute to learn how to kiss, their love that grows, and the reality of their worlds that come between them.

  • Recess

    Recess (2010)
    Film (Short, Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director New kid Michael learns that making friends at his new school isn't so easy.

  • Melissa

    Melissa (2010)
    Film (Short and Drama) Editorial department About two 8 year old girls that promise to be together forever until one is struck with cancer. Its a movie about acceptance and love.

  • Morbid: A Love Story

    Morbid: A Love Story (2009)
    Film by Edward Payson Writer/Director

  • The Itch

    The Itch (2009)
    Film by Edward Payson Writer/Director

  • Sonny with a Chance

    Sonny with a Chance (2009)
    Television (Comedy, Family and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Sonny Monroe is destined for stardom after Hollywood producers see a film that she made and put on the Internet. Sonny is soon whisked away from her home in Wisconsin and arrives in Hollywood where she is offered a starring role in her favorite TV show that will change her life. Written by Anonymous

  • Happy Anniversary

    Happy Anniversary (2009)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama, Horror and 2 More) Producer A struggling newlywed couple come clean with their infidelities. They decide the only way to get a fresh start and be truly faithful is to kill those they have had affairs with.

  • The Id Proxy

    The Id Proxy (2009)
    Film (Horror) Producer A group of people go camping in the woods for the weekend only to become terrorized and hunted by a man who has snapped into a psychotic rage.

  • A Mother's Love

    A Mother's Love (2009)
    Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Director Janet Thatcher, a recently widowed mother is faced with losing her son to a heart disease. Her son is so far down on the donor list that a transplant is not likely. Janet must put her son's fate into her own hands by doing the unthinkable. Written by Anonymous

  • Altered Design

    Altered Design (2009)
    Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A celebrated neurosurgeon, Dr. Beverly, must go against his ethics and operate on his overbearing father. Under extreme pressure and exhaustion, Dr.Beverly loses touch with reality setting him off on a journey to escape the pressure of his father, only to realize that to escape from his father is to escape from himself. Written by Anonymous

  • Difficult to Stay Alive and Die

    Difficult to Stay Alive and Die (2009)
    Film (Short, Action, Comedy and Crime) Camera and Electrical Department Agent Rico Seagull will have to face ninjas, care for the environment, make passionate Seagal love, and participate in a Segway scooter chase before he can satisfy his taste for killing. Written by Anonymous

  • The Suicide Films

    The Suicide Films (2009)
    Film (Short and Horror) Camera and Electrical Department A young man named Ash is into collecting videos of people committing suicide. He acquires them by trading copies for copies and originals for originals. After showing his friend Lorna his newest addition that happens to be an original, he must face the sobering reality of what needs to be done in order to protect his loved ones. Written by Anonymous

  • Die-ner (Get It?)

    Die-ner (Get It?) (2009)
    Film (Comedy and Horror) Camera and Electrical Department Ken is a wandering and unassuming serial killer who enters a forsaken and empty diner during the graveyard shift. After a long conversation with the diner's lone waitress Rose, Ken kills her and promptly delivers the same fate to the diner's cook Fred. As Ken cleans up the bloody mess and deposits Rose and Fred in the walk-in freezer, company arrives. A young, unhappy married couple Rob and Kathy stop by the diner only to be followed by the arrival of Sheriff Duke Purdett. Ken now finds himself in the middle of a rousing game of cat and mouse which he manages well until the unthinkable happens. Back from the dead, Rose and Fred emerge from the freezer and start walking around! Once an unflappable serial killer, Ken now holds the young couple and wounded sheriff captive, trying frantically to escape the zombie predators. Written by Vision Films

  • Holiday

    Holiday (2009)
    Film (Short, Drama, Horror and Thriller) Casting director A family comes together for the holidays. David, the oldest son comes with a broken heart. Christina, the younger sister, comes with intention of breaking it further. When David has had just about enough, he leaves the table. Moments later, the lights go out, and the killing begins... Written by Anonymous

  • CFA: CrossFitters Anonymous

    CFA: CrossFitters Anonymous
    Vide (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

Awards

  • Winner Best Documentary Itzon Film Festival
    (2011)

  • Winner Best Independent Documentary SNOB Film Festival
    (2011)

Education

  • Columbia College Hollywood (Tarzana, CA)
    (2007-2009)

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