RODNEY CHARLES ~ BIO
Rodney Charles’ first screenplay won the Greater London Arts advanced film and video award. The resulting film ONCE UPON A TIME, which he also produced, was broadcast by BBC television and screened at Venice, London, San Francisco, Burkina Faso and New York film festivals winning achievement awards. His screenplay RECLAIMED won the BEHERC award.
In 2008 Rodney completed his debut feature THE DISCIPLE as Writer, Director and Producer, opening the 2008 BFM Film Festival to a sell-out UK premier at the BFI South Bank. THE DISCIPLE also won Best New Director honor at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. In 2012 Rodney completed AFRICAN COWBOY, a western shot on location in Namibia as Writer, Director & co-Producer.
As a film actor Rodney has collaborated with notable directors such as Wim Wenders, Mike Figgis and Antoine Fuqua as well as acted alongside Hollywood talent such as Bruce Willis, Wes Bentley and Julian Sands. His numerous film and television appearances have been balanced with a career as a writer and international fashion model resulting in Rodney’s exposure to diverse global cultures and an acute understanding of how film, imagery and advertising impact on self-awareness and identity globally. This has heavily influenced his unique and original collection of trans-cultural, internationally relevant feature screenplays, and his active philanthropy as a founding member of the Los Angeles based non-profit www.the3As.org.