Private Project


Charlie is short drama lm about the journey of a struggling young teen who’s starting his transition from male to female while dealing with his feelings towards his new stepfather.

  • Maitha Alawadi
  • Maitha Alawadi
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Romance, Family, Transgender, Teen, LGBT
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,300 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Maitha Alawadi

Born and raised in Dubai, UAE, Maitha pursued a career in filmmaking which began in Melbourne, Australia, taking up a major in Digital Media Design with a minor in Film & Television at Swinburne University of Technology.

She later went on to work in the biggest radio networking company in Dubai where she gained experience in scriptwriting and sound designing for radio, and was also able to cover both Abu Dhabi Film Festival and Dubai International Film Festival as a reporter for the station.

She has currently completed her Masters in Filmmaking at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK, were she met and worked with great filmmakers and upcoming actors, building a network and making short films across the UK.

She’s currently working on producing her first feature film.

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