Writer/Director Gareth Edwards set up his own visual effects company The Monkey Experiment Ltd in 2003 and has produced special effects and directed for a number of BAFTA award-winning and EMMY nominated television shows. In 2005 he was named Broadcast Magazine's ‘Young Talent of the Year' and later broke new ground directing the epic drama Attila the Hun for the BBC – creating all the 250 visual effects by himself. In 2008 Gareth won the SciFi Channel 48 hour film contest with his short Factory Farmed.
His debut feature Monsters for Vertigo films premiered at the 2010 South by Southwest film festival and has been picked up by Magnet Releasing for US distribution. Monsters is currently enjoying a terrific response on the festival circuit and has received an impressive six British Independent Film Award nominations.