Renee Edwards
@Renee / Trailblazer member

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Female, London, Greater London, United Kingdom, birthday 14th September
Joined June 2017

Recently I directed a multi- award-winning feature documentary, One Note at a Time. It was a ten year labour of love, made with many people. It will be released on 24th August 2018, in the UK in 2018. It's about New Orleans' musicians and a health charity, The New Orleans' Musicians' Clinic, which helps save their lives, and therefore the legendary New Orleans sound, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The film shows the tragic effects of a failing USA healthcare system, and how a community can triumph at times of sudden change and disaster. The film is represented by The Little Film Company, and will be distributed in the UK by Munro Films. It will be screened during the Shute Festival in Devon in September. We are producing a soundtrack wth a New Orleans record label to release with the film.

I'm working on another New Orleans based documentary, about a poet.

For 15 years I film edited current affaires series' Panorama, Dispatches & Unreported World. Editing award-winning and nominated Panorama Specials, inc. The Mind Reader, which won the Medical Journalist's Association Broadcast Doc Award, and the RTS winning The Hutton Inquiry. I consult on films, editorially and for music.

I'm also developing a children's media brand. The team aim to publish two young children's books in a number of languages, and to create a taster film for an animated series. We also aim to publish a novel for older children, with the same characters, and to make an animated feature film taster.

I have a toddler. I came late to parenthood. I absolutely love every minute.

One of my strengths is creating amazing teams. This enables me and my colleagues to produce multiple projects at once. Having worked and played in film, TV and theatre since I was a child, I have a large community of talent and knowledge, and so the aim is to spend the rest of life producing entertaining, moving and inspiring material.

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Kimm Fearnley commented and likes
04 October 2018, 8:51
Renee Edwards
28 September 2018, 13:52
Our film 'One Note at a Time' about New Orleans' musicians post Hurricane Katrina, which was released in the UK in August, will be screening as part of the Shute Landscape and Literary Festival this weekend. This boutique festival has events for children and adults.
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01 September 2018, 14:04
Renee Edwards
1 September 2018, 08:28
New Orleans' Music from the array of talented musicians and artists featured in our documentary 'One Note at a Time'
Kimm Fearnley commented
30 August 2018, 15:49
Renee Edwards
28 August 2018, 17:18
ONE NOTE AT A TIME is a documentary feature film about New Orleans' Musicians post Hurricane Katrina
Renee Edwards
21 June 2018, 17:29
A New Orleans music performance with all bands from the parade including the Voodoo Brass Band and anyone who brings an instrument..
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10 March 2018, 10:49
Renee Edwards
9 March 2018, 20:57
The feature Documentary 'One Note at a Time' will be screened during The Shute Festival in Devon, on September 30th at 2pm. This is a beautiful boutique Landscape and Literary festival lasting 3 days.
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02 October 2017, 20:22
Renee Edwards
30 September 2017, 22:00
'One Note at a Time' is a film about the Musicians of New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina. It won 3 awards at the Oxford International Film Festival, and will be screened during the Nottingham International Film Festival, and in Heidelberg for the Enjoy Jazz Festival. It took us ten years to make, and will be released in 2018. It stars legendary musicians, including Dr John, who told us “If the musicians ain’t got a chance to live, then what chance has the music got?” .
Saturday, 7 October, 2017 - 16:00