Edward Denton

Hi. I'm the founder and driving force behind Edred Industries. 

I'm trained as an industrial designer and have 8+ years experience working in the film industry at Weta Workshop. Some of the movies I have worked on are; Avatar, District 9, Elysium, Chappie, The Amazing Spiderman 2 and The Hobbit among many more. While there i gained a huge amount of experience in the design and whole manufacture process of a wide range of of different products. Swords, armour, sci-fi guns, spacesuits, a 3 metre tall robot, prosthetics, a 12metre Gollum and many collectible statues. Starting out as a 3d modeler and ending up managing whole projects, it was an amazing learning experience that has given me the skills i need to make pretty much anything.

Me wearing a prototype of the Green Goblin costume.

After 8 years its time for me to move in a new direction and to make new things.

Costume for the Green Goblin in The Amazing Spiderman 2

Me and Richard Taylor reviewing costume parts for Elysium.

I started out 3D modeling at 16 when a friend gave me a cracked copy of Photoshop on CD and it happened to come with 3d Studio Max. Since then I have moved onto engineering Nurbs modeling at university and recently more and more into Zbrush. 

3D model for the manufacture of a District-9 gun.

I've always drawn but combined with my practical skills I tend to always sit in the middle between designers and engineers, understanding both and trying to find the best compromise.

Digital painting done as part of a Paul Tobin workshop.

Between leh and Srinagar, India.

I've always loved to travel, the above photo was taken on a motorbike journey from Delhi up through the Indian Himalaya. For sport I do rock climbing, windsurfing and yoga.

Me climbing at Castle Hill, New Zealand. Photo by my good friend Lans Hansen, used without his permission.