My work

To contact me, email: charlie@eyewitnessmedia.co.uk

Royal television society Yorkshire programme awards 2018 at the Queen's hotel LeedsI’m an award-winning Writer Director, making comedies, dramas and documentaries, and a journalist.

In July 2018, I won an RTS Yorkshire award for writing the first two episodes of my comedy sketch series Deaf Funny.  The series also won the best film award at Rome’s Cine Deaf film festival in 2017. Episode 3 and Episode 4 were broadcast in autumn 2018.

This year I also made two new episodes of my Found documentary series, about Deaf people’s discovery of sign language and Deaf identity. Found at the Deaf Club and Found in Sport were also broadcast in 2018, with three previous episodes made in 2015 and 2016.

I am currently a member of the BBC Writer’s Room’s Writers Access Group, attending monthly workshops about writing across the BBC’s output.

Last year I set up Eyewitness Media, dedicated to telling stories from a visual perspective, and my most recent programmes have been made as co-productions with Wellington Films. I’m now working on two new episodes of Deaf Funny as well as new commissions.

My other writer/director credits include award-winning comedies The Kiss and Four Deaf Yorkshiremen go to Blackpool, as well as the earlier Four Deaf Yorkshiremen shorts, which got over 200,000 views on YouTube.

As a writer, I wrote award-winning half hour dramas Departure Lounge and My Song, as well as the mockumentary Hands Solo, and award-winning short Coming Out, which got over 200,000 views on YouTube.

As a journalist,  I’ve written numerous articles for publications such as the Guardian and BBC Online, and I founded and editThe Limping Chicken, the world’s most popular Deaf blog.

I’ve appeared in the media discussing Deaf issues on  BBC Breakfast News, BBC World Service, BBC Trending,   Watchdog, BBC London, on the BBC Ouch podcast, the Abnormally Funny People Podcast, and on Radio 4.

 

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