Edu has shot movies and commercials around the world with very unique directors, developing a beautiful eye, an honest smile and a very personal style.
Born in Barcelona in 1981, Edu Grau studied filmmaking in ESCAC (Spain) and the NFTS (UK) specializing early as a Director of Photography. He has won many awards for his films and a few cinematography prizes.
At 23, after the Sundance winning short “LA RUTA NATURAL”, Edu shot his first feature, Albert Serra’s “HONOR DE CAVALLERIA”, which premiered at Cannes’06 and 40 other festivals. After shooting “KICKS” in the UK, he paired up with Tom Ford for his debut feature in Hollywood, “A SINGLE MAN”, that was acclaimed as one of the most cinematically beautiful films of 2009 and got Colin Firth a Bafta and an Oscar Nom. Vice magazine just included it in the ¨30 most beautiful movies of all time¨.
In 2009, Edu filmed “BURIED” with Rodrigo Corts, and starring Ryan Reynolds. The film won Edu the Bronze Frog for Best Cinematography at Camerimage’10 and a Goya nomination. “FINISTERRAE” won the main award in Rotterdam’11, while his return to the Uk was with Nick Murphy’s “THE AWAKENING”, with Rebecca Hall and Dominic West. Shortly after came a special movie by his talented old friend MarÃ§al Fors,”ANIMALS”, pretty much in the vein of the shorts that they used to do together.
Edu was then given the opportunity to work with Lady Gaga at the peak of her carreer, “BORN THIS WAY” was the result. In 2012, Edu premiered in Toronto Dante Ariola’s “ARTHUR NEWMAN” with Emily Blunt and Colin Firth. “A SINGLE SHOT” with Sam Rockwell and Bill H Macy was just before “SUITE FRANÃ‡AISE” by Saul Dibb, with Michelle WiIliams, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mathias Schoenaerts and Sam Riley.
“SUFFRAGETTE”, directed by Sarah Gavron and with Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep star on it was Edu’s next step modernizing a period film. “THE GIFT” by Joel Edgerton and starring Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall was one of the surprise film of 2015. “TRESPASS AGAINST US” by Adam Smith featuring Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson will premiere late 2016. Edu has just shot his biggest film to date, the still UNTITLED NASH EDGERTON film with Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo and Joel Edgerton.
And now he feels ready for the next adventure!