December 2020

Charlie has been selected for BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew 2021, a year-long development programme and community, delivered by BAFTA in partnership with BFI NETWORK, and supported by National Lottery funding. Across 2021, the programme includes round tables, masterclasses and networking events as well as selected events in the BAFTA Learning and New Talent programme.

August 2020 

Charlie has been hired by Canterbury Christ Church University as a sessional lecturer. Charlie will be leading the 2nd year BA module Screenwriting Theory and Practice, offering conceptual, theoretical, and contemporary industry insight-based learning.

July 2020 
Charlie has been accepted to take part in OutStageUs 2020, an LGBT+ playwright development scheme designed and run by Hive North. Charlie's first short play will be showcased at The Lowry in Manchester as a part of the scheme.

 

September 2019 
Charlie returned to Canterbury Christ Church University to give a lecture on freelance screenwriting to third year students. Charlie covered a range of areas, but focussed on the practicalities of writing as a freelancer and offered a range of resources for aspiring writers to look into.

March 2020
Charlie received an acceptance to New York University to pursue further postgraduate study in Dramatic Writing. Due to current events, it's highly unlikely that Charlie will be able to attend this year. However, the average acceptance rate for the specific school NYU, Tisch, is under 20%, and it proudly boasts alumni such as Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Ang Lee, and M. Night Shyamalan

July 2019
Charlie was selected to attend BFI NETWORKS's 2019 Weekender for women, trans, and non-binary filmmakers as one of 22 participants. The weekend included panels, masterclasses, and workshops with nation-wide talent executives and filmmakers such as Loran Dunn, Adeyemi Michael, and Clio Barnard.

 

July 2019
Charlie was selected to attend BFI NETWORKS's 2019 Weekender for women, trans, and non-binary filmmakers as one of 22 participants. The weekend included panels, masterclasses, and workshops with nation-wide talent executives and filmmakers such as Loran Dunn, Adeyemi Michael, and Clio Barnard.

February 2019
Charlie was invited by the BFI to sit on a panel at BFI Future Film Festival to discuss film schemes and opportunities for young filmmakers. The panel was very popular and had a particularly high attendance despite being at the same time as the day's major masterclass.

December 2018 
Charlie was invited to attend an audit of diversity and inclusion in the UK film industry. The event was hosted by actor Idris Elba; participants included Amanda Nevill and the heads of Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures.

 
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November 2018
Charlie was selected to attend BFI Hub South East's Brighton Writers Lab to workshop two short film scripts. Facilitated by the BFI, the workshop was led by Kate Leys and 10 writers were invited with a view to pursuing funding.

July 2018
Charlie achieved the first MA Distinction grade ever awarded in MET Film School history. Charlie graduated from his MA Screenwriting course with two feature film scripts, a sit-com pilot and bible, two short films, and a trio of online adverts.

May 2018 

Charlie was invited to test the new 3 Days in Cannes pass as a young filmmaking representative. Charlie attended the red carpet gala of Solo: A Star Wars Story alongside watching a range of international films. 

 
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May 2018 
Charlie's Channel 4 Random Acts commissioned short film 'Chrysalis Boy' has been released online and has enjoyed a very positive reception.

 

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