With Junk Mail and the films that followed it, Charles set out to prove that small, intimate, empathetic documentaries could change people’s minds, one viewer at a time.
As both a director and founding partner of Voyager, half a decade later, we think he was right. His clear love of the documentary form was the keystone around which Voyager was built. In the age of Instagram, influencers, and content creators, Charles’ empathetic and heart-filled portraits of real people feel more prescient than ever.
His work has reached millions of people online, been featured in The Atlantic, Huffington Post, and Short of the Week, and received numerous Vimeo Staff Picks. His debut feature doc, Somewhere With No Bridges, is a film set on Martha’s Vineyard exploring masculinity and the mystical power of the ocean. Heralded as “a celebration of life like you’ve never seen,” the film recently completed its festival run and will be available to audiences everywhere soon. The connective tissue between all of his work is his very real desire to connect audiences to the subjects onscreen, but also to one another.