Paul Edwards is an American cinematographer, camera operator and television director.
Edwards began his career as a camera operator in feature films during the 1980s. This led to work as a cinematographer. He lensed the films The Master (1992) and Eye of the Stranger (1993). He worked as a camera operator or second unit director of photography on various films throughout the 1990s. His work includes The Immortals, Volcano, Lolita, Blade, and Enemy of the State. In the early 2000s, he worked as a camera operator for Shanghai Noon and Man on Fire, among other films. He also made his debut as a director, helming an episode of That's Life.
He was hired as a camera operator for the first season of Lost in 2004. He worked alongside future Once Upon a Time creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, who were writers and producers for Lost. Edwards began directing episodes of the series with its second season, in 2005. He remained a regular director until the series' conclusion in 2010 and helmed a total of ten episodes for the series, including the penultimate episode, "What They Died For". He also directed the bonus epilogue, "The New Man in Charge".
While working on Lost, he also directed three episodes of Heroes. He has also directed episodes of Pushing Daisies, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and Battlestar Galactica. He was also a regular director for Fringe, the next series from Lost creator J. J. Abrams. He was a director and producer for the first season from 2008 to 2009, helming 4 episodes. He left his producer role but returned to direct a fifth episode for the second season in fall 2009. He directed four episodes of Human Target in the 2009-2010 season.
Edwards joined the crew of Once Upon a Time as an episodic director for the first season in the 2011-2012 season. He also reunited with J. J. Abrams as a director for two episodes of new series Alcatraz. He also directed episodes of Missing.
Once Upon a Time directing credits
The following is a list of episodes of Once Upon a Time that credit Edwards as their director.
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland directing credits
The following is a list of episodes of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland that credit Edwards as their director.
- "Heart of Stone" (1.05)