Senior Producer, Commissioning Editor
Award-winning filmmaker Dan Edge has produced and directed documentaries from across the world for more than twenty years. His films have explored topics as diverse as the West African Ebola outbreak, the Japanese nuclear disaster, the American prison system, the psychological toll of the Iraq War, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and child soldiers in the Pakistani Taliban.
Documentaries he has directed and produced have earned every major award in broadcast journalism, including Emmys, a Peabody, and two Columbia duPont Awards in the United States; and two BAFTAs and five Royal Television Society awards in the UK.
Dan’s most recent film as a director, "Last Days of Solitary," was a feature-length documentary for Frontline and BBC Storyville telling the story of solitary confinement in US prisons. It was praised by critics as ‘revealing the dark truth of solitary’, ‘a harrowing visceral documentary’ and ‘unflinching and harrowing.’ Dan and his co-director Lauren Mucciolo together won the Royal Television Society Award for best director.
Before that he filmed, produced and directed "Outbreak" – made during the height of the West African Ebola epidemic – for FRONTLINE and the BBC. The film won the BAFTA for best current affairs film, an Emmy, a Grierson and numerous other awards. In 2012, Dan travelled to Fukushima’s radioactive exclusion zone to film "Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown" for FRONTLINE and BBC2, which won an Emmy and an RTS Award for international current affairs. Prior to that, he made "The Wounded Platoon" for FRONTLINE and BBC2, an investigation into a string of murders by US soldiers returning from Iraq, which won a Peabody in the US and an RTS award in the UK. He filmed extensively in the border areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan for the Emmy award-winning PBS / C4 film "Children of the Taliban," which broadcast in 2009.
In 2011 Dan was awarded the Peter McGhee Fellowship by WGBH, which honours an individual whose work reflects ‘excellence, intelligence, fairness, passion and scholarship’.
He became senior producer and commissioning editor at FRONTLINE in 2015, and since then has worked on acclaimed films including "For Sama," "Mosul," "Inside Italy’s COVID War," "The Trial of Ratko Mladic," "Myanmar’s Killing Fields" and "On the President’s Orders."