David Charles has two creative lives, splitting his time between advertising and filmmaking. He’s a Sundance New Frontier and Documentary Lab Fellow and has been a Creative Director at AKQA, 72andSunny and most recently ECD/Partner at Kesselskramer Los Angeles.
In the past 16 years, he’s created global campaigns for Apple Watch, Airbnb, Google Play, James Cameron’s Avatar, NIKE, MINI Cooper, XBOX and the launch of MOCAtv, the world’s first art channel on Youtube.
In parallel, David is signed to UTA for feature film representation, his films have been described as “using fantasy, art and off-kilter storytelling to deliver pressing issues and difficult subject matters to the screen”. He’s written and directed narrative, documentaries and music videos. Including “Nefariousa” for Skream, which was selected #5 in the Top 10 dubstep music videos of all time.
David is writiing/directing partners with renowned artist and Disney creator Gary Baseman. They are in post-production with their upcoming feature documentary Mythical Creatures set to premiere early 2017. The duo is currently casting for their second feature, working with Oscar-winning producers Stacey Sher (The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained and Pulp Fiction) and Vincent Landay (Her, Where the Wild Things Are, Being John Malkovich).
David currently lives in Echo Park, LA with his wife, daughter and two deranged chihuahuas.