Since graduating from the Polish State Film School in Łódź, Ed Fraiman has directed a range of drama for US and UK television and is developing and producing a slate of feature films and television projects.
He is currently developing the feature film Trapped with screenwriter Joe Johnson. The suspense-thriller tells the story of an American couple, living in South Africa who are taken hostage in their luxury penthouse by masked intruders. But suspicion falls on the husband when it appears he may have orchestrated the event in order to have his wife murdered...
Ed has also developed the screenplay Smoke And Mirrors with British best-selling novelist Simon Kernick. The tense crime thriller tracks a group of mercenaries as they take refuge in a remote safe-house on the northern border of Montana and Canada.
Ed has executive produced 3 feature films for Bigscope FIlms. The latest movie Don’t Hang Up is World Premiering at the Los Angeles International Film Festival in June 2016. The psychological thriller is a revenge tale, penned by Joe Johnson and starring Greg Sulkin. The real-time movie takes place during a night of prank phone calls that turns deadly for a pair of drunken teenagers when a mystery caller turns their own game against them.
Ed is also developing a US version of Secret State with Nina Lederman at All3Media USA. Ed directed and executive produced the original British mini-series starring Gabriel Byrne and Charles Dance. The show sold to over 40 territories worldwide and was nominated for the International Emmy for Best Mini-Series.
"This superbly paced four-parter is British TV drama at its best."- THE OBSERVER
"The sizzling thriller Secret State is stylish, well paced and nearly impossible to stop watching."- BOSTON HERALD
"One of the chief purposes of fiction is to explore our deepest societal fears, and Secret State does that with panache."- SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
"From the apocalyptic opening scene, this political thriller grabs you by the throat and doesn't release you from its grip for a second. Think 'State Of Play' or 'Edge Of Darkness'."- RADIO TIMES
"This pearl of a drama will delight both the conspiratorially minded - and also those simply in search of a cracking good story."- MAIL ON SUNDAY
Earlier this year Ed directed part 1 of the season finale of the apocalyptic drama The 100 for the CW Network. Ed has directed 4 episodes of the Emmy nominated show which continues to build a passionate international fan-base. The 100 has just been renewed for a fourth season.
Ed has also directed multiple episodes in Seasons 2, 3, 5 and 7 of the popular show Royal Pains in New York for the USA Network. The drama starring Mark Feuerstein as a charismatic concierge doctor is Ed's second collaboration with show-runner Michael Rauch. Ed and Michael previously worked together on CBS/Paramount's Life Is Wild for the CW Network. Ed directed 4 episodes.
Other US television credits include Tom Fontana's The Philanthropist for NBC. Ed also directed 3 episodes of the first season of Merlin for NBC and BBC.
British television credits include Murphy's Law (BBC), A Thing Called Love (BBC), Burn It (BBC), As If (C4), The Bill (ITV) and Family Affairs (C5). Ed also directed A Midsummer Night's Dream (BBC) which was nominated for Best Movie Made For Television at the World Television Awards in Banff, Canada.
Ed's short films have won a number of international awards, including Best Short Film at the Rushes Soho Short Film Festival and the Gold Plaque at Chicago International Film Festival. Upon graduation from film school, Ed received the Best Newcomer Award from the Directors Guild of Great Britain.
Ed holds a green card and lives in Santa Monica, California. This summer, he returns to Vancouver to work on the new season of The 100.