Charles Pieper

Charles Pieper

Director and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

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December 2020
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About Charles

Charles Pieper is a Los Angeles based writer/director. He's directed numerous short films and has written several feature screenplays. He comes from an animation background, specifically stop motion, but works most frequently in live action production.

His short film ‘Malacostraca’ played in over 30 festivals across the world including top horror fests such as Overlook, Beyond Fest, and Motel X, before premiering online at Director’s Notes and then ALTER.

His latest short ‘When We Dance’ is a tragic romance currently making the fest rounds in 2020. He attended Emerson College in Boston as well as studied film and animation at FAMU, NCSA, Calarts, and MassArt.


  • Malacostraca

    Malacostraca Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror When a struggling author's wife gives birth to their daughter, he sees the newborn as a hideous crustacean creature, and is consumed by madness.


    THE MONGOOSE VANISHES! Budget: $5M - $10M | Historical Drama The strange-but-true story of a lonely young girl's friendship with a talking mongoose and the infamous paranormal investigator striving to prove it's existence to the world.

  • Tread Lightly

    Tread Lightly Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror An anxious young woman must regain control of her body from the spirit of her recently deceased playwright mother.

  • Dermis

    Dermis Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror Drama An awkward college freshman's life is thrown into chaos when a seemingly miraculous skin medication starts to uncontrollably mutate his body.

  • The Old Wolves Club

    The Old Wolves Club Budget: $10M - $30M | Horror Comedy A group of WWII vets (who happen to be werewolves) must band together once more when their leader's grandson gets kidnapped by a maniacal supernatural investigator.

  • Finch

    Finch Budget: $5M - $10M | Historical Comedy The 'true story' of the trials and tribulations of young David Fincher as he directs his first feature film: Alien 3.



  • 2020 Script Lab quarter-finalist - Malacostraca

  • 2020 Finish Line quarter-finalist - Malacostraca

  • 2020 Shore Scripts Semi-finalist - Malacostraca

  • 2019 Sacramento Horror Film Festival winner: Best of Fest, Champion of Horror - Malacostraca

  • 2019 Sick 'n' Wrong Film Fest Winner: best Practical Effects - Malacostraca

  • 2019 First Contact Film Fest winner: Best Actor - Malacostraca

  • 2019 Shock Stock Film Fest winner: Jury's Pick - Malacostraca

  • 2018 Other Worlds Austin Film Fest winner: Best Actor in a Short - Malacostraca

  • 2018 Life after Life Film Fest winner: Best Short - Malacostraca

  • 2018 Filmquest winner: Best makeup effects in a short - Malacostraca


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