My name is Charlie Shackleton. I am a nonfiction filmmaker living and working in London.
My improvised 3D short Lateral was recently withdrawn from IDFA and is seeking a new world premiere, while Cinema Obstructed, a programme I co-curated with Rob Hughes, is ongoing at the Australian Cinémathèque.
My performance piece As Mine Exactly had its London run earlier this year at the Barbican Centre and its New York run last year at the Museum of the Moving Image. My most recent feature The Afterlight continues to tour.
I am working on two feature films: in production with Field of Vision, and in development with 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.
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. I used to write a weekly column for The Guardian, occasional criticism for Sight & Sound, and—way back in the mists of time—a movie blog called Ultra Culture.