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Charles Officer

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B: in Toronto, Ontario

Charles Officer studied visual art at Cambridge and communication design at the Ontario College of Art and Design. He worked as a graphic designer before attending the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. Since then, he has appeared on stage and in film and television productions. Officer’s debut short, When Morning Comes premiered at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival to wide acclaim. In 2001, he completed the Directors Lab at the Canadian Film Centre and premiered his second film, Short Hymn_Silent War at TIFF 2002, where he received a Special Jury Citation for Best Canadian Short. The film screened at Sundance and was nominated for a Genie Award in 2004. Nurse.Fighter.Boy, shot over 23 days in Toronto, was Officer’s first feature length film.

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Also see: Canadian Films at Hot Docs – Day 5.
Charles Officer is pictured above in a publicity still on the set of Nurse.Fighter.Boy. Photo by Anna Keenan.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

When Morning Comes (2000)
Love Come Down (2000)
Picture Claire (2001)
On Their Knees (2001)
American Psycho II: All American Girl (2002)
Trouser Accidents (2004)
The Limb Salesman (2004)
Riding the Bus with My Sister (TV-2005)
Your Beautiful Cul de Sac Home (2007)

Furstenau Mysteries (2011, short)
Overwatch (2012, short)
Born to be Blue (2015)
Black Tea in Bardo (2016, short)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
The Eleventh Hour (2002, 2004)
Kojak (2005)

Credits as a Director:
When Morning Comes (2000, short)
Short Hymn_Silent War (2003, short)
Pop Song (2003, short)
Nurse.Fighter.Boy (2008)
Mighty Jerome: The Greatest Comeback in Track & Field History (2009)

Wingless Angels (2010)
Fuelled by Passion: The Return of the Jets (TV-2011)
The Stone Thrower (TV-2012)
100 Musicians (2012, short)
The Truth About Rainbows (2014, short)
Unarmed Verses (2016, documentary)
The Skin We’re In (TV-2017, documentary)
Invisible Essence: The Little Prince (2018, documentary)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Engraved on a Nation (2012)
Rookie Blue (2015)
Saving Hope (2015)
Private Eyes (2016, 2018)
21 Thunder (2017)

Invisible Essence: The Little Prince, movie, poster,