Charlie Thorne is a self taught director and photographer based in south London.
From the intimate to the epic, Charlie is capable of weaving sensitive and often intensely personal stories across multiple continents and landscapes, living confidently on the border between documentary and narrative styles. As a keen photographer, Charlie also brings a razor sharp eye to his directing style, transforming the stories he is telling with a visual aesthetic more akin to the world of cinema.
His passion for socially conscious causes has seen him working with Refugees in Rome, Mental Health charities in Glasgow and ethical tea farmers in China, as well as with global brands such as airbnb, LinkedIn, Cancer Research and most recently Air China.
Charlie’s award winning work has been called sensitive, human, emotional, authentic, but never hyperbolic or self important which is so often the case with similar work - his films retain a ‘down to earth’ quality that separates him from his peers and keeps agencies and brands coming back for more.
Charlie is currently developing his first narrative short film.
Awards & Nominations
Scottish Association for Mental Health - "Going To Be"
** WINNER for Best TV/Cinema Campaign @ Scottish Creative Awards 2017 **
** HIGHLY COMMENDED for Best Commercial Over 21 Seconds @ Scottish Creative Awards 2017 **
** NOMINATED for Best Online Video/Film @ Scottish Creative Awards 2017 **
** WINNER for Best TV Campaign @ The Nods Awards 2018 **
Alzheimer's Society - "Live For Today"
** Nominated for BEST New Director @ Kinsale Shark Awards 2016 **