charlie gillette

charlie gillette

Creative Director
T.W.I.N. (That's What I Need)

Charlie is an actor and filmmaker based in New York City.

Full Bio
Charlie Gillette (She/Her) is an actor, writer, and award-winning director. Since cutting her teeth writing for MTV’s Skins, she’s continued to take an unflinching approach to filmmaking, mixing styles, genres and techniques. Her work has been featured in The Hollywood Reporter, Bustle, Teen Vogue, Elle, and I heard she even directs music videos in Japan. Charlie’s flexible on set and on the ice, where she’s learning to figure skate.

As a graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Columbia University, Charlie has had the opportunity to perform on the stage and screen in the UK and New York. Charlie is drawn to character driven stories about women who are forced to make intensely personal decisions in the context of an adversarial social political setting. She’s also very into period dramas, one of her favorite movies is Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette.

Industry Awards
(Director) Audience Choice Award at the Crown Heights Film Festival
(Director) Best Dark Comedy Micro Short at the Austin After Dark Film Festival
Williamsburg International Film Festival Original Pitch Contest 2014
NYWIFT Committees
Actors Alliance, Fund for Women Filmmakers, International, New Works Lab, Programming, Writers Group
Content Types
Narrative Features, Episodic Drama, Web series
Actor, Director, Producer
Business Types
Digital, Post-Production, Production Company
Countries Worked In
Other Countries Worked In
United Kingdom
Foreign Languages Spoken
Other Languages Spoken
Japanese, German
Writer's Group works
Echo Helix
Screenplay (Action, Teen, Adventure, Coming of age, Teleplay (TV script), Drama, Web series)
In an alternate present day America, nuclear fallout has decimated the population and left many of the survivors barren. As a result, the government has enacted the Bona Dea Project. The goal: to maintain the population and protect the limited survivors. In the city of Bethel all 18 years olds must undergo a biometric test to determine their destiny. Those who are fertile will remain inside the city to procreate. Those who are infertile will contribute to society by working in the outer Wards providing agricultural, industrial and military service to the City. When ELLE is mistakenly selected for military service, she expects a quick end to her life. During her first mission, she falls into the hands of a terrorist organization known as The Colony, but quickly learns that things aren’t what they seem. With the help of prodigious twins, LUX and ASTOR, she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society. Fed up with lies and oppression, the three combine their skills and hatch a devastating plan to wake the citizens to their authoritarian regime’s hidden and corrupt agenda. A dystopian thriller meets coming of age story layered over an ethereal narrative that grapples with the socio-political turmoil in modern America.