After graduating from USC’s film school in 2005, Charles wrote and directed his first feature film, FREEZER BURN. The movie played at twelve festivals, winning awards including “Best Feature” at the Flint Film Festival, and was picked up for distribution by Vanguard Cinema.
Shortly thereafter, Charles shifted his focus to directing and co-writing two comedic shorts, ALLISON and FIRST KISS, the latter of which was awarded “Best Short Film” at the Omaha Film Festival and the Audience Award at the TriMedia Film Festival.
Most recently, Charles directed his second feature, NIGHT OWLS, which had its world premiere at SXSW in 2015. The film played over 15 festivals, winning "Best Feature" at Skyway Film Festival, Indy Film Fest, Destiny City Film Festival, and Napa Valley Film Festival, in addition to "Best of Fest" at Hill Country Film Festival. It was also selected by the Chicago Film Critics Association to screen at their festival. MGM (through their Orion Pictures label) and FilmBuff released the film in ten cities and on VOD in December of 2015. It is now available to stream on Netflix.
Charles has also directed promos for Subway featuring Tony Hale, Visa with Kaley Cuoco, and Netflix's HOUSE OF CARDS starring Kevin Spacey.