Director - Biography

Originally trained as an actor, he then moved into Feature Films and TV Commercials as an Assistant Director working on such films as, Superman, Yanks,  Dragonslayer, Yentl  and Carry on Behind.  He then formed the production companies Supervision Ltd and Superanimation Ltd and became a Director/Producer exclusively.  He has directed many programmes, documentaries, advertising and promotional films for major international companies on a wide range of subjects. He has also worked in Radio and the Theatre.

Feature Film - Entertainment - TV Series

Amongst the many projects he has directed are;  “Love Me Leave Me” a full length 35mm feature film which has had international distribution, and has been transmitted on UK television and throughout Europe. Other notable productions have been two highly successful series of “Great Little Trains”  which starred Willie Rushton for Carlton/Westcountry and Channel 4. It also received a Royal Television Society documentary award.  He directed 26 episodes of the childrens animation series starring Robert Powell and Susan George called “The Tidings” for The Cartoon Network. Another documentary series for Carlton/Westcountry Television was “Streetlife”.  By complete contrast, “A Question of Guilt?”, was filmed entirely on location in New York, North Carolina and Miami.  This hour long TV documentary re-examines the evidence and questionable conviction of Marty Tankleff, in one of America’s most prolific murder cases.

There have been themed Specials, “The Simpsons Stunt Nights” for Sky One featuring, Phill Jupitus, Mark Little, Tania Bryer and David Bellamy. In addition to these, “Backchat” was a regular viewer feedback series featuring the presenters, Lisa I’ Anson and Terry Christian.  “Blam” was a computer game show featuring contestants going head to head and presented by Julia Reed, again for Sky One.  Amongst his recent projects are all 13 episodes of a documentary/lifestyle series and an original 6 part documentary series, created and produced by Charles and filmed in Las Vegas, Amsterdam, Barcelona and the UK. Both these series were commissioned by Granada/Sky.

Documentaries

Two other significant documentaries,  “My Blind Ambition” and “Night or Day?” dealt with the immense problems associated with blindness. (DOP credit as well on Night or Day?).  “My Blind Ambition” tells the amazing and moving story behind ex-Policeman Ken Moss’ attempt to break the world land speed record for a totally blind person. This he did achieving a remarkable speed of 134 mph in an MGF sports car - solo!  This film won the prestigious, Best Documentary award at IVCA 2000 in London.

Corporates

He has directed Sales and Marketing car launch DVD’s “On Track” for BMW featuring Tiff Needell.  Examples of some of the many diverse corporate productions that he has directed over the years are, the highly acclaimed drama,  “Off Your Trolley?” a Sales Product Promotion film starring Kevin Whately and Christopher Fairbank,  which gained major awards both in New York and London,  “Signed, Sealed and Delivered” a promotional video for a Direct Marketing Bureau company and  “BT-The Perfect Host” for British Telecom.

Recent Projects

2010 projects have ranged from directing the new comedy play (Theatre) "Timing" written by Alistair McGowan to a film for ABB Switzerland.