Dan Edge

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."

Languages Spoken:



United Kingdom

Areas of Expertise:

Climate & Environment, Terrorism, War & Conflict, Social Issues, World

1h 48m
Global Spyware Scandal: Exposing Pegasus
In a two-part documentary, FRONTLINE and Forbidden Films explore how the powerful spyware Pegasus, sold to governments around the world by the Israeli company NSO Group, was used on journalists, activists, the wife and fiancée of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and others.
January 3, 2023
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The Power of Big Oil
FRONTLINE examines the fossil fuel industry’s history of casting doubt and delaying action on climate change in a three-part documentary series.
April 19, 2022
Germany’s Neo-Nazis & the Far Right
FRONTLINE investigates the rise of far-right extremism and violence in Germany.
June 29, 2021
Inside Italy's COVID War
FRONTLINE goes inside a hospital battling the coronavirus crisis in northern Italy, as doctors are forced to make life and death decisions.
May 19, 2020
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Taliban Country
FRONTLINE reporter Najibullah Quraishi goes on a dangerous journey inside both Taliban- and ISIS-held territory as President Trump says he wants to end the war.
January 21, 2020
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On the President's Orders
With unprecedented access, an on-the-ground look at President Duterte's deadly drug war in the Philippines.
October 8, 2019
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Myanmar's Killing Fields
Secret footage going back years shows the effort to kill and expel Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar.
May 8, 2018
FRONTLINE investigates the sexual misconduct allegations around Harvey Weinstein.
March 2, 2018
Follow four young Iraqi soldiers tasked with leading the fight against ISIS in Mosul.
October 18, 2017
North Korea's Deadly Dictator
October 4, 2017
1h 54m
Last Days of Solitary
Filmed over three years, a two-hour investigation of the long-term effects of solitary confinement and efforts to reduce its use.
April 18, 2017
Hunting ISIS
Inside an elite special operations unit at the center of the fight against ISIS in Iraq.
January 31, 2017