Charlie's most recent short film as writer-director has wrapped. The film was commissioned by Creative Estuary via Screen South. It is now in post-production.
Chickenshit has been shortlisted in the First Flights Short Film Fund 2022. This comes as a real boost to the post-production of the short!
C4 TV DRAMA NEW WRITERS READING
Charlie joined the reading team for Channel 4's TV Drama New Writers Scheme as facilitated by BFI NETWORK South West.
SHARP SHORTS READING
Charlie joined the reading team for the Sharp Shorts development scheme run by Short Circuit Scotland, providing a first read and initial judgement for submitted materials.
PILLOW CHOCOLATE WRAPPED
Charlie's BFI NETWORK funded short film as writer-director has wrapped after two intense days of shooting. It is now in post-production.
Charlie was invited to attend the 2022 EE BAFTAs at the Royal Albert Hall as a BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew mentee. He attended with a range of BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew members and BFI Flare x BAFTA mentees.
BFI FLARE TRANS FILM PITCH
Charlie had the opportunity to pitch an upcoming short film concept at BFI Flare's inaugural Trans Film Pitch with thanks to Max Disgrace & Trans on Screen. The short has since been commissioned and is due to be in production later this year.
WATERSPRITE FF INDUSTRY PANEL
Charlie was invited to join the industry panel of Watersprite Film Festival's Screenplay Competition, which involved holding feedback and insight sessions with finalists.
BBC WRITERSTOOM READING
Charlie was hired by the BBC as a script reader for BBC Writersroom's Open Call. Charlie is one of a handful of new readers coming on board as the Writersroom submission system is updated.
UNIVERSITY OF READING LECTURE
Charlie was invited to the University of Reading to give a guest lecture on writing for short film. He covered a range of key areas of short film screenwriting and introduced the students to some inspiring short films.
Charlie's play, BRUTE, has had a fantastic run at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester. The play was called, "moving and powerful". The production was commissioned and produced by Hive North.
BFI NETWORK X BAFTA CREW 2021
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.
BFI NETWORK SCRIPT READING
Charlie was hired by BFI NETWORK as a script reader for the NETWORK's Short Film Fund. Charlie is one of a group of readers who provide a first read of all submitted projects and assess them in accordance with BFI NETWORK's creative remit.
CANTERBURY CHRIST CHURCH LECTURING
Charlie has been hired by Canterbury Christ Church University as a sessional lecturer. Charlie will be leading the 2nd and 3rd-year BA screenwriting modules, offering conceptual, theoretical, and contemporary industry insight-based learning.
Charlie received an acceptance to New York University to pursue further postgraduate study in Dramatic Writing. Due to the pandemic, Charlie was unable to attend.
BFI NETWORK WEEKENDER
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.
BFI FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL
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.
10 DOWNING ST DIVERSITY AUDIT
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.
BFI SOUTH EAST WRITERS LAB
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.
METFILM'S HIGHEST GRADE
Charlie achieved the first MA Distinction grade ever awarded in MET Film School history.
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.