My name is Charlie Shackleton. I am a nonficton filmmaker and sometime film critic, living and working in London.
My new film The Afterlight is screening at UK festivals this winter, and internationally in 2022.
I am currently working on the VR performance film As Mine Exactly supported by Open City Docs and Rooftop Films, as well as two feature films: supported by Field of Vision, and supported by the BFI.
In recent years, I made the short films Lasting Marks, Fish Story, Personal Truth and Copycat, as well as the TV special Missing Episode, one part of the VR anthology A Machine for Viewing and the protest film Paint Drying.
Before that, I made two feature-length essay films: Beyond Clueless and Fear Itself.
Lasting Marks poster
I regularly work with Catherine Bray and Anthony Ing through our production company LOOP and have worked with Ross Sutherland on several projects including Stand By For Tape Back-Up. I was a creative consultant on Kitty Green's The Assistant.
Over the years I've also made several video essays including Pasta as Prologue, Histoire(s) du TikTok and Frames and Containers, and written about film for Field of Vision (Sex, Lies and Wikipedia), Filmmaker (The Six Fonts of Cameraperson), Sight & Sound (The Case for Unfair Use) and Vice (I Went to Extraordinary Lengths to Sidestep Britain's Film Censors).
If you'd like to get in touch, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
The Afterlight is now screening