Tin Pan Films is a UK-based production company founded Ed Blum. It has made films for the cinema, charities and corporate films for some of the largest blue chip companies in the country, including Barclays, HSBC and Glaxo Smith Kline.
Ed Blum is a BAFTA-nominated director, who started his career in broadcast television as a business journalist for the BBC. He directed numerous drama reconstructions, comedy shows and on ITV's The Bill. He went on to produce numerous programmes for both the BBC and Channel 4, becoming a Series Producer and eventually serving as Deputy Editor for BBC News and Current Affairs Development.
After leaving the BBC, he directed 'Scenes of a Sexual Nature', starring Tom Hardy and Ewan McGregor, which was nominated for a British Independent Film Award. His short film, 'The Last Post', received a BAFTA nomination.
Ed also makes corporate films for major UK companies. From his journalistic experience he is particularly skilled at working with financial and legal institutions, coming up with visually creative and entertaining solutions to what sometimes seem complex financial or legal subjects. Consequently he has made a number of corporate films for some of the largest blue chip companies in the country, including Barclays, HSBC and GlaxoKlineSmith.
Whilst working with well known actors Ed became a target of phone hacking by the News of the World. He has subsequently worked alongside Hugh Grant on a variety of campaign videos for 'Hacked Off'. Ed has also made several films for charities including filming in India for the charity Justice & Care.
Ed started his career in the theatre where he wrote and directed three different plays which were performed both in Edinburgh and London. These inlcluded 'When Lighting Breaks' at the Southwark Playhouse which was awarded a Peggy Ramsey Foundation Award.