Charlotte was born in Adelaide in 1982, but don’t hold that against her. After a brief but intense flirtation with the idea of marine biology, Charlotte realised that her true passion was filmmaking.
Charlotte has written and directed numerous short documentaries and fiction films, including Don’t Stand so Close to Me, which she made at 16 and was nominated for an ATOM Award, and The House of Names, which stars Samuel Johnson and Kim Gyngell and screened at the 2003 Melbourne Film Festival, the 2004 St Kilda Film Festival, Rhode Island Film Festival and Berlin Interfilm Festival, among others. In 2005 she made Two Minutes to Midnight, with Emma Lung, winning the Audience Award at Fitzroy Shorts.
With some funding from the AFC, in 2006 Charlotte was able to direct Ingrid Sits Holding a Knife, written by playwright Lally Katz. Along with her producing partner Chelsea they are working on their first feature film based on a novel by Nick Earls.
Charlotte’s other passion is politics, especially human rights. She works part-time at the Australian Drug Foundation as the Communications Officer, using her media and writing skills for good instead of evil.