BFI NETWORK SHORT FILM WRAPPED
Charlie's BFI NETWORK funded short film has wrapped after two intense days of shooting.
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.
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.
BBC WRITERSROOM 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 debut short play, Brute, has had a fantastic run at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester. Reviews called the play, "moving and powerful"; it benefitted greatly from an excellent and dedicated cast. The production was put on by the wonderful people at Hive North.
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.
BFI NETWORK X BAFTA CREW '21
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.
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. He has since been asked to lecture an additional 3rd year screenwriting module.
SHORT PLAY COMMISSION
Charlie has had a short play selected by OutStageUs, an LGBT+ playwright development scheme designed and run by Hive North. Charlie's first short play will be showcased in Manchester over September-October 2021.
COVERFLY SCRIPT READING
Charlie accepted a role at Coverfly as a script reader for international screenwriting competitions and fellowships, as well as private writing clients. He reads across all formats and genres, producing comprehensive script reports with up-to-date industry insight. Charlie has a consistently high rating as a reader rating and a 100% perfect on-time submission record.
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. 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
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 such as Loran Dunn, Adeyemi Michael, and Clio Barnard.
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. The panel was very popular and had a particularly high attendance despite being at the same time as the day's major masterclass.
NO.10 DOWNING STREET 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 WRITER'S 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 and 10 writers were invited with a view to pursuing funding.
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.
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.
CHANNEL 4 FILM RELEASED
Charlie's Channel 4 Random Acts commissioned short film 'Chrysalis Boy' has been released online and has enjoyed a very positive reception.