Edward Payson


14 Sep 1986


Manchester, New Hampshire, USA


Edward Franklin Payson


Edward Payson grew up in Derry, New Hampshire. Edward knew since he was a little boy that he wanted to direct films. He packed up and moved to California at twenty years old to attend Columbia College Hollywood where he went on to achieve a bachelor's degree in Cinema. While a freshman at Columbia he directed his first feature film, Morbid: A Love Story. It was an ambitious project with a a 70 person cast that took Edward two years to complete due to many complications including the unfortunate and unexpected loss of his father Edward Payson Senior. The film was a finalist at the Las Vegas Film Festival.

Edward followed up Morbid with the drama A Mother's Love and two more short films Happy Anniversary and The Itch all in the thriller/horror genre. He went on from there to help produce two feature films, The ID Proxy directed by his friend and New Hampshire native Matthew C. Dummond and the other The Rule of Law directed by his new found friend Moziko Wind. Edward also became friends with the also talented horror director Brandon Scullion and held key roles in his films, The Black Guitar, The Suicide Films, and Recess.

Upon graduating Columbia College Edward directed his second feature the documentary film, Unsigned, a story following three unsigned rock bands out of LA through there every day struggles and triumphs. He later would return to the horror genre, directing The Cohasset Snuff Film in 2011, a gritty look into the mind of serial killer Collin Mason. Here Edward met Director of Photography Kevin A. McCarthy. They worked so well together Kevin and Edward directed the action/horror feature Fury: The Tales of Ronan Pierce in 2012 starring Kevin's brother Michael McCarthy, Jordan Elizabeth, Kane Hodder and R.A. Mihailoff.

Actor ( 5 credits )

Little Yellow Bird (2016) Burly Guy
Barry Morgan, Horror Geek (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Happy Anniversary (2009) Hero
The Id Proxy (2009) Jeff
Morbid: A Love Story (2009) Muscular kid in Class

Producer ( 13 credits )

December (2017) associate producer
The Sunday Night Slaughter (2017) executive producer
Crazed (2014) executive producer
Ooga Booga (2013) executive producer
Edward Payson's Sunday Night Slaughters (2013) producer (2 episodes, 2015)
The Cohasset Snuff Film (2012) producer
The Rule of Law (2012) executive producer
Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver (2011) executive producer
Unsigned (2011) producer
Happy Anniversary (2009) executive producer
The Itch (2009) executive producer
The Id Proxy (2009) producer
Morbid: A Love Story (2009) executive producer

Writer ( 7 credits )

The Sunday Night Slaughter (2017) (written by)
Edward Payson's Sunday Night Slaughters (2013) (4 episodes, 2013-2015)
The Cohasset Snuff Film (2012) (written by)
Unsigned (2011) (written by)
The Itch (2009) (writer)
Morbid: A Love Story (2009) (written by)
A Mother's Love (2009) (writer)

Director ( 10 credits )

The Sunday Night Slaughter (2017)
60 Seconds to Die (2016) (segments "Gooble Gobble", "Pussy, Pussy, Pussy")
Crazed (2014) (special guest director)
Edward Payson's Sunday Night Slaughters (2013) (4 episodes, 2013-2015)
The Cohasset Snuff Film (2012)
Unsigned (2011)
Happy Anniversary (2009)
The Itch (2009)
Morbid: A Love Story (2009)
A Mother's Love (2009)