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 largely 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 100 of the worlds most prestigious film festivals including Cannes, Clermont-Ferrand, Toronto, SXSW, Telluride, MIFF, 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 currently 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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CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

Short Film Palme d’Or

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Best Australian Short Film

HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Firebird Award – Best International Short Film

KURZFILMTAGE WINTERTHUR

Youth Award – Best Short Film

NDU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Golden Olive Award

FLICKERFEST FILM FESTIVAL

Best Editing in an Australian Short Film

FESTIVAL DU GRAIN à DÉMOUDRE

Young Jury – Best Short Film

THESS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Cinematic Achievement Award

BLACK CANVAS CONTEMPORARY FILM FESTIVAL

Best Screenplay

CONCORTO FILM FESTIVAL

Young Jury Award - Best Short Film

HEART OF GOLD FILM FESTIVAL

Best Australian Film

SLAMDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Best Narrative Short

AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY AWARDS (AACTA)

Best Short Fiction Film

TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Best Short Fiction Film

AKBANK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Best International Short Film

PANORAMA COISA DE CINEMA

Honourable Mention Best International Short Film

2ANNAS RIGA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Best Short Fiction Film

REED GOOD FILM FESTIVAL

Best Short Film

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL SIGNES DE NUIT

Special Mention Best Short Film

BATUMI INTERNATIONAL ART HOUSE FILM FESTIVAL

Jury Prize - Best International Short Film

CURTAMEN INTERNATIONAL CORTOS SORIA

Best Screenplay

SEDICICORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Special Mention - Best Short Film

REELHEART INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Best Experimental Film

TROPFEST FILM FESTIVAL

Best Young Director