"Charlie" is an American Psycho-inspired short film about first dates, where neither party is completely who they say they are.

  • Rae Johnson
  • Rae Johnson
  • Isabel Jackson
    Director of Photography
  • Alex Killian
    Key Cast
    "Charlie "
  • Anna Pham
    Key Cast
  • Rae Johnson
  • Kendra Hardin
    1st Assistant Director
  • Becka Jiminez
    2nd Assistant Director
  • Adah Fretwell
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Ayden Adair
    2nd Assistant Camera
  • Alex South
  • Joey Bramer
    Sound Recordist
  • Molly Bocim
    Production Designer
  • Caitlin Bassolino
    SFX Make-Up
  • Rachel Schwabauer
    Costume Designer
  • Savannah Gonzales
    Production Assistants
  • Willa Cohn
    Production Assistants
  • Ben Neufeld
    Production Assistants
  • Ben Neufeld
    BTS Photographer
  • Kendra Hardin
    Picture Editor
  • Kendra Hardin
    Visual Effects
  • Isabel Jackson
    BTS Editor
  • Rae Johnson
  • Rae Johnson
    Sound Designer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    thriller, drama, Suspense
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 35 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Rae Johnson

Rae Johnson is a Colorado based filmmaker. She aspires to own her own film company making short web series and documentaries that highlights psychology and the human condition.

She is currently finishing her BFA in Film & Television at the University of Colorado Denver.

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Director Statement

I first began writing “Charlie” in 2017. It started as a semi-silent film and aspired to use experimental filmmaking techniques to convey a story while only allowing audiences to see glimpses of the aftermath. Then, I gathered a group of friends and developed a 2-minute silent film. What started as a meaningless project started to gain more traction and interest in my mind as I set forth into my 3rd year of college.

With a new found interest, I found a way to make “Charlie” even better. Now, gathering not only those friends again, but growing our circle to include an even bigger crew, I sought out to produce my first script.

We faced many challenges with this film, from rewriting, reworking, on-set challenges, and finally the lockdown for COVID-19 cancelling our final day of shooting. Even with all the challenges, “Charlie” pushed me as a filmmaker to find creative solutions, and realize, that no matter your situation – a story can be created, weather it’s the story you originally intended when you set forth, or if it’s an even better one.