Charlie is an ambitious and calculated film maker who has always held the belief that it is hugely important to incite change in the hearts and minds of a few and at the same time entertain the ever changing audiences of today. This is the first reason he began his pathway into Documentary film, before graduating with a degree in Film making and Creative Media in Bristol. He has always strived to uphold and represent a positive zeitgeist in the projects he is attached to. Charlie has always been taught to appreciate semiotics in detail, create content responsibly and represent subjects in a sensitive but honest way. Charlie has worked in a wealth of Creative Industry. From small commercial Graphic Design, Music Visual Promotions, Short films & Documentaries. From influential underground Artists to large broadcasting companies. Charlie’s personal projects are rooted in alternate education. developed links with the Cedar School for specialty learning in Brighton UK and developed his first, completely independent project with an alternate learning studio in Bristol UK which can be viewed on http://cmedf.me/documentary/ ‘A strong belief of mine is that everyone in visual communication holds great responsibility for the triviality of the content that they produce. I feel that the time for jovial entertainment or hollow promotion has passed and we who add to the visual body of worldly work must strive to positively influence and admirably educate. For whatever can be learned professionally, there is a duty to fuel and inspire the generations below us to create a better situation. Mentors, Teachers and Industry Professionals gave me exactly this when I first became curious about Film Making as a craft.’
"Charlie was with us at the Documentary Group from January until March 2015. During this time he displayed creativity and poise. Should he have remained with us longer he most definitely would have excelled to a higher position.. He has an ability to read situations carefully and work independantly to a terrific standard . During his time here he helped refine and coordinate online content for the ongoing Girl Rising movement. He also located stock footage, retouched photo’s and sequenced archive for a new series The Homefront that airs in the middle of May. He displayed brilliant skills across the Adobe Creative Platform & met deadlines perfectly. "
Working at ABC at the Documentary Group gave me a great insight into the professional process in how a documentary goes from idea to screen. I learnt a great deal and was able to participate in some amazing projects such as Girl Rising & The Homefront. The work I was doing was mainly designing and managing the post project curriculum http://girlrising.com/curriculum/. A document that can turn any space with willing collaborators into a place of learning. Also I was able to manage an archive sequence for an upcoming series delving into the world of the families of soldiers returning from conflict.
The production-based BA (Hons) Filmmaking focuses on key drama and documentary storytelling skills by developing advanced craft techniques used in the professional media. Creative practical work is underpinned by an in-depth understanding of culture and context.