Writer & Director

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BIO

Charles grew up in a country town in northern Victoria, Australia, far from anything connected to filmmaking, except for an obsession with movies.

Though his household was dependent on government assistance, he found a way to make films and, while still in his teens, began picking up awards at some of Australia’s largest film festivals.

After more than a decade of work, his acclaimed films have screened at more than 150 of the worlds most prestigious film festivals including Cannes, Clermont-Ferrand, Toronto, SXSW, Telluride, MIFF, Sydney, Tirana and Busan, picking up numerous prizes including the Australian Academy Award (AACTA) and the Cannes Palme d’Or.

Sight and Sound magazine have described his films as having a “sense of wonder in the smallest details” and evoking a humanity where “reality and the dreamlike begin to collide”.

Charles’ latest film ‘All These Creatures’ is touring festivals and he is currently developing feature films ‘The Soul Surgeon’ and ‘Inside’. He is repped by WME and Casarotto for film and TV and Partizan for commercial projects.

 
 

SELECTED AWARDS

 
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2019 SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL

Dendy Award for Best Live Action Short

Rouben Mamoulian Award for Best Director

2019 TOKO FILM FESTIVAL

Best Direction

2019 HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Firebird Award – Best International Short Film

2019 CORTI DA SOGNI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Sogni d'Oro Award – Best International Short Film

2019 FLICKERFEST FILM FESTIVAL

Best Editing in an Australian Short Film

2018 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

Short Film Palme d’Or

2018 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Best Australian Short Film

2018 KURZFILMTAGE WINTERTHUR

Youth Award – Best Short Film

2018 NDU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Golden Olive Award

2018 FESTIVAL DU GRAIN à DÉMOUDRE

Young Jury – Best Short Film

2018 THESS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Cinematic Achievement Award

2018 BLACK CANVAS CONTEMPORARY FILM FESTIVAL

Best Screenplay

2018 CONCORTO FILM FESTIVAL

Young Jury Award - Best Short Film

2017 REELHEART INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Best Experimental Film

2007 SLAMDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Best Narrative Short

2019 CIVITANOVA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Best Screenplay

Best Direction

2019 LAGO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Audience Award Best Short Film

2019 AKBANK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Best International Short Film

2019 CINEMA IN SNEAKERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Best Youth Short Film

2019 REEL GOOD FILM FESTIVAL

Best Short Film

2018 AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY AWARDS (AACTA)

Best Short Fiction Film

2018 TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Best Short Fiction Film

2018 PANORAMA COISA DE CINEMA

Honourable Mention Best International Short Film

2018 2ANNAS RIGA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Best Short Fiction Film

2018 FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL SIGNES DE NUIT

Special Mention Best Short Film

2018 BATUMI INTERNATIONAL ART HOUSE FILM FESTIVAL

Jury Prize - Best International Short Film

2018 CURTAMEN INTERNATIONAL CORTOS SORIA

Best Screenplay

2018 SEDICICORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Special Mention - Best Short Film

2015 HEART OF GOLD FILM FESTIVAL

Best Australian Film

2002 TROPFEST FILM FESTIVAL

Best Young Director