Not the drummer from the Rolling Stones, Charlie Watts is a Manchester based up and coming director and the latest addition to the Chief roster. Driven by his pursuit of real stories, always presented with a distinct cinematic character, the humanism of his work is ever present. Having cut his teeth in the world of editing, Charlie is now carving out his own path as a director.

 

 

STRIVE

SHORT FILM

Idris was born in Somalia &, as a child, grew up during the conflict. Now calling England his home, this short films aims tells the story of what it is like to grow up as a Muslim immigrant in a western country

PEOPLE

SHORT FILM

Charlie Watts provides an insightful glimpse into the people of Manchester with this stunning short film. Featuring such a diverse mix of subjects, there's something in here that everyone can relate to.

BLOSSOMS

A Stockport Story

SHORT FILM

Charlie Watts documents Stockport band Blossoms debut album performance at the Stockport Plaza. Featuring commentary from the band and atmospheric visuals Charlie brings the energy of the show to life.

AKSE.

SHORT FILM

Artist/Painter Akse gives an insight into his life as a street artist. His authentic work comes from a deep passion for his craft and the love for his family. Charlie's knack for unearthing his subject's true self is present as always.

THE ILLUSTRATOR

SHORT FILM

Charlie presents a portrait of Manchester based artist and illustrator David Gee (DaveDraws). 

MALACHY

SHORT FILM

"See much. Study much. Suffer much". The story of a travelling musician.

FILM OF THREE

SHORT FILM

A story of Three individuals.

PASSENGER

SHORT FILM

The result of 10 days shooting in China, mostly from the back of a car.