Eddie's debut feature film I USED TO BE FAMOUS starring Ed Skrein, Eleanor Matsuura, and Leo Long, adapted from his award-winning short of the same name, was released by Netflix in September 2022. The film reached the Top 10 most-watched films on Netflix in over 60 countries including #2 in the UK, #8 in the US, and #4 globally during that month. I USED TO BE FAMOUS was long-listed for five BIFAs, with Leo Long nominated for Breakthrough Performance for his performance as Stevie.
The film was also nominated for Best British Film and Best Comedy at the National Film Awards and it has been highly praised by the likes of Variety, The Guardian, The Huffington Post and The National Autistic Society for it’s authentic portrayal of Autism. Hot Press stated that ‘'Director Eddie Sternberg and producer Collie McCarthy have crafted a cinematic gem, which is having a real world impact on the issue of representation’…’The film may set a precedent for working conditions in film regarding neurodivergent people in the industry, whether in front of the camera or behind the scenes.'
In 2022, Eddie was named as a Screen International Star of Tomorrow and he is currently in development on his second feature film.