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Charlie Kessler

Charlie Kessler

Production Assistant, Crew, Editor, Grip, Filmmaker, Camera Operator, Producer and Director

Chicago, Illinois

Member Since:
January 2016
Last online:
> 2 weeks ago
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About Charlie

I come from Champaign, Illinois and attended college at the University of Illinois, graduating in 2015. During my studies, I began working as an intern with local production company Shatterglass Studios on projects ranging from commercials and promo videos to short films and music videos. Through my relationship with Shatterglass, I have been afforded the opportunity to work as part of the behind-the-scenes crew for their annual "Ebertfest" short videos documenting Roger Ebert's Film Festival that takes place in Champaign. I also worked as a production assistant/intern on the feature film "Consumed" which filmed in summer of 2014 in Champaign and on which Shatterglass co-owner Brett Hays served as Line Producer/Unit Production Manager. Most recently, I interned at Kartemquin Films in Chicago, where I learned an incredible amount about documentary filmmaking and social issue storytelling. All of my experiences have only further ignited my passion for filmmaking and the film industry, and I will work on projects of any size and genre and always act as a team player to ensure the job gets done and the story told.


  • The Pooka

    The Pooka (2016)
    Film by Luke Boyce (Short and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department

  • Influence and Pressure

    Influence and Pressure (2015)
    Film by A.J. Christensen (Short and Sci-Fi) Actor

  • The Man Who Was Crazy About Noodles

    The Man Who Was Crazy About Noodles (2015)
    Film by Thomas Polk (Short and Comedy) Actor

  • Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial Intelligence (2015)
    Film by Anne Lukeman (Short and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department

  • Just Another Day at the Station

    Just Another Day at the Station (2015)
    Film by Charlie Kessler (Short and Comedy) Director

  • The Feeling of Music

    The Feeling of Music (2015)
    Film by Lucas D. Miller (Short and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A talented teenage pianist loses her sense of hearing in a car accident. Afterwards, she attempts to relearn how to play with the help of a deaf music teacher.

  • Consumed

    Consumed (2015)
    Film by Daryl Wein (Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Political thriller set in the world of GMO's (Genetically Modified Organisms). It follows a single mother who goes on a journey to uncover the cause of her son's mysterious illness. Interwoven are the stories of a CEO grappling with his son's autism, an organic farmer in danger of losing his farm, and two scientists on the brink of a major discovery. Written by Daryl Wein

  • Race You to Russia

    Race You to Russia (2014)
    Film by Luke Boyce (Short and Family) Miscellaneous Crew

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