Eduard, fondly known as Edu, pursued specialized studies in Cinematography at ESCAC in Barcelona and later at the NFTS in London. At an impressively young age of 23, he directed his first feature, "Honor de Cavalleria," which earned a coveted spot at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006. A turning point in his career came in 2008 when the acclaimed designer Tom Ford was captivated by his reel and invited him to the US to work on the breakthrough film "A Single Man," propelling Edu into the spotlight as a prominent Cinematographer. The movie was recognized by Vice as one of the "30 most beautiful movies of all time," solidifying Edu's position on the global stage of Cinematographers.
Since then, Edu has had the privilege of collaborating with some of the biggest stars and talented individuals in the film industry. His work has involved acclaimed actors like Nicole Kidman, Ryan Reynolds, Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Lady Gaga, Ben Affleck, Emily Blunt, Penelope Cruz, Michael Fassbender, Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Hall, David Oyelowo, Joel Edgerton, Charlize Theron, Sam Rockwell, Margot Robbie, Ruth Negga, and Michelle Williams, among others.
His versatility as a cinematographer is apparent in the range of directors he has worked with, from art-house cult auteurs like Albert Serra and Carlos Vermut to visual powerhouses like Tom Ford, Gavin O'Connor, and Sarah Gavron. He has also collaborated with actors-turned-directors like Joel Edgerton and Rebecca Hall. Edu's strength lies in his ability to adapt to the unique visual language of each director while maintaining a strong and visually stunning style that complements the actors' performances.
Edu's remarkable work has been recognized with prestigious awards and nominations. He won the Bronze Frog at Camerimage 2011 for his cinematography in "Buried" and has been nominated for the Goya, Gaudí, and CECC Awards for various projects. Additionally, he has been selected in Competition at Camerimage for films like "A Single Man", "Suffragette", "A Single Shot", and "Animals". Edu was also nominated for a Goya and a Gaudí Award for "Quién te cantará," and he received the CECC Award in 2019.
Apart from feature films, Edu combines his talent with TV series and commercials. One of his notable recent projects, alongside the multi-talented Rebecca Hall and esteemed actors Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, Bill Camp, and Alexander Skarsgârd, won numerous awards, including the Best Cinematography at the Independent Spirit Awards 2022, a remarkable accomplishment that brought him closer to his inspirations.
As his most recent undertaking, Edu Grau embarked on a surprising journey when he received an invitation from Mark Molloy to work on a fun and new installment of the 80's classic "Beverly Hills Cop." Embracing the opportunity, Edu believes that this project will not only expand his artistic horizons but also pave the way for bigger movies with an artistic touch, which has always been his ultimate goal.
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