Charlie Thorne

Film Director / Photographer / Writer

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsFilm Director - Photographer - Researcher
  • Alexandra von Schelling
  • Marko Tadic
  • Lauren Clarke


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About me

Charlie Thorne is an award winning director and photographer based in south London. From the intimate to the epic, Charlie is capable of weaving sensitive and often intensely personal stories across multiple continents and landscapes, living confidently on the border between documentary and narrative styles. As a keen photographer, Charlie also brings a sharp visual edge to his directing style, transforming the stories he is telling with an aesthetic more akin to the world of cinema. His passion for socially conscious causes has seen him working with Refugees in Rome, Mental Health charities in Glasgow and ethical tea farmers in China, as well as with global brands such as airbnb, LinkedIn, Cancer Research and most recently Air China. Charlie’s award winning work has been called sensitive, human, emotional, authentic, but never hyperbolic or self important which is so often the case with similar work - his films retain a ‘down to earth’ quality that separates him from his peers and keeps agencies and brands coming back for more. Charlie is currently developing his first narrative short film.

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  • Filmmaking
  • Photography
  • Treatments
  • Creative Writing
  • Painting
  • Doodling
  • Drums

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    HunkyDory Films

    Work history


    Commercial Director

    HunkyDory Films

    May 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance


    Creative Director


    Oct 2012 - May 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time



    Producers Masterclass


    Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
    • London, United Kingdom


    BA(Hons) Film Studies

    King's College London

    Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
    • Strand, London, UK



    Best TV/Cinema Campaign

    The Drum

    • Scottish Association For Mental Health


    Best Commercial Over 21 Seconds

    The Drum

    • Scottish Association For Mental Health


    Best Online Video/Film

    The Drum

    • Scottish Association For Mental Health


    Best New Director

    Kinsale Shark Awards

    • Nomination