Charlie Williams is a documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, film editor, and screenwriter from London England.
Graduating with a masters in Anthropology from The University of Edinburgh in 2006, Charlie expanded upon his training in ethnographic filmmaking by directing and editing his first documentary feature about a unique town of guitar makers in Mexico. 'The Guitar Is Their Song' was broadcast by TV UNAM in Mexico and was distributed on DVD in the UK and internationally.
Charlie moved to New York in 2010, gaining experience with 35mm and 16mm film, and newly released digital film cameras such as the Red One and Arri Alexa. After working on numerous award winning short films and commercial projects, he was later hired as cinematographer for Manhattan based production company Cinomadic, specialising in high end film content for Fortune 500 companies.
In parallel, Charlie has worked extensively as a film editor, cutting a number of critically acclaimed narrative feature films including Bag Boy Lover Boy, Kids Rights, and Indiana (for which he also wrote the screenplay). Charlie is also the lead video editor for YouTube channel Pasta Grannies with 700,000 subscribers.
His most recent feature documentary - 'Front Stage & Back' - is an unflinchingly honest portrait of unknown 58 year old New York actor, Theodore Bouloukos. Over the course of two years the camera follows Theodore's daily ups and downs while ruminating on deeper notions of social performance and the complexities of self knowledge.