2013’s been an extremely busy year for Charlie.
At the Melbourne International Comedy Festival he co-wrote/performed in A Sunburnt History: The First Fleet, which, due to weight of numbers, was afforded extra shows.
It has since been purchased for a regional tour in early 2014.
Immediately following the Festival was a tour of 2012’s A Sunburnt History: Burke and Wills regionally around Victoria.
The tour ran for two weeks playing to hundreds of school children around the state
Also in the theatre world was work with RoundSquare productions on their production of The Shape of Things where Charlie assisted the actors in the rehearsal room with regards to all aspects of performance.
In the past few months Charlie’s completed two short films due to hit the festival circuit soon.
The first was with the acclaimed Don Percy, the director of Adonis Films.
His short Makeover, sees him playing Young Horrie. A story about an older man ready to find love again, but sometimes not even the most creative makeup can help you find the perfect you.
The second was Clarity, where he played one of the last men on earth waiting for the apocalypse, when he meets an old flame.
In addition, there has been the opportunity to work crew with the respected Australian Director Kim Farrant on a number of film projects, allowing him to gain invaluable experience working on the other side of the camera.
Throughout the year Charlie’s also been drafting a short film script of his own, hoping to get it into production late this year or early next. This has been running at the same time as Comedy Festival 2014 preparations begin.
In October he co-wrote a sketch element for the NCDFREE Melbourne launch. An event held by young professionals from all around the world looking to make a difference in curable causes of death.
The sketches focused on examining our attitudes to Non-communicable diseases through comedy. Away from performance he’s started a new project, keeping up a blog about his ‘other’ passion, cycling at www.ificancycle.blogspot.com.au, and also writing articles for the popular Melbourne based website www.hiddencitysecrets.com.au.