Christian Charles

2017 Selection Committee

British native and former professional ocean yacht racer, began his creative career as a writer, art director, creative director and director working on commercials for Pepsi, Lucas Films, Hershey, Ford as well as launching webMD during the internet boom. Most notably, he developed the decade long American Express campaign featuring Jerry Seinfeld spawning an 18 year writing and producing partnership with Seinfeld.

Christian is a multiple ad industry award-winner including holding CLIOs, EFFIEs, Cannes Bronze, Silver and Gold Lions. He’s written and produced over a dozen Super Bowl commercials for the world’s largest brands. A number of his pieces reside in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection.

Christian is a pioneer of branded and online content and has developed, written, produced and directed shows for NBC, MTV, E! Entertainment, American Express, PBS, Comedy Central and most recently COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE sold to SONY/Crackle/Acura and the current web series THE UNMOVERS for Optimum Cable, currently racking up over a million hits per episode online. Christian has directed a broad range of talent, among them Rene Zellweger, Chris Rock, Steven Spielberg, Jim Gaffigan, Charlotte Rae, Colin Quinn, Ray Liotta, Jerry Seinfeld, Kate Mara, M. Emmett Walsh and Bill Clinton.

He has directed and produced four theatrically released films in the genres of comedy, thriller and documentary, Jerry Seinfeld’s COMEDIAN being the highest grossing documentary ever at time of release. Christian has worked with major Hollywood Studios including Miramax, New Line Cinema, The Weinstein Company and DreamWorks Animation. He has also put his creative mind to children’s music education with the creation of the NOISY NOTES.

Christian is currently developing projects in the fields of Branded Content, Digital Series, Sit-Com, Episodic Television, Documentary and Feature Films. He is the President and Co-founder of mouseROAR.