'Malacostraca' is currently doing the festival circuit. 'When we Dance' has just begun it's fest submission process.
Charles Pieper is an LA based filmmaker. He's directed numerous shorts and has written several feature screenplays. He comes from a stop motion animation background but works most frequently in live action production.
His short film ‘Malacostraca’ played in over 30 festivals across the world including top horror fests such as Overlook, Beyond Fest, and Motel X, before premiering online at Director’s Notes and ALTER. His latest short ‘When We Dance’ is a tragic romance that's currently making the 2020 fest rounds. He attended Emerson College in Boston as well as studied film and animation at FAMU, NCSA, Calarts, and MassArt.
  • Writer (4 Credits)
    Malacostraca
    Screenplay
    The Mongoose Vanishes!
    Screenplay
    The Old Wolves Club
    Screenplay
    Malacostraca2018
    Short
  • Director (2 Credits)
    When We Dance2019
    Short
    Malacostraca2018
    Short
Quarter-finalist
Malacostraca
2020 Shore Scripts Screenplay Competition
2020
Quarter-finalist
Malacostraca
2020 Finish Line Script Competition
2020
Quarter-finalist
Malacostraca
2020 Scriptlab Screenplay Contest
2020
WINNER of 'SPLASH ZONE AWARD' for best practical effects
Malacostraca
2019 Sick 'n' Wrong Film Festival
Orlando, Florida
2019
Jury's Pick
Malacostraca
2019 Mondo Cult Variety Showcase
Los Angeles
2019
Nominated for Best Dramatic Short
Malacostraca
2019 Portland Underground Film Festival
Portland, Oregon
2019
Best of Festival: Champion of Horror
Malacostraca
2019 Sacramento Horror Film Festival
Sacremento
2019
Nominated for best actor in a short & best soundtrack in a short
When We Dance
2019 Filmquest
Provo, Utah
2019
Winner for 'Best Actor,' 'nominated for 'best film,' 'best director,' 'best writing,' 'best actress,' 'best cinematography,' 'best sound,' 'best score,' 'best fx,' and 'best editing'
Malacostraca
2019 First Contact Film Festival
Lake Hopatcong
2019
Nominated for 'Best Short Film'
Malacostraca
2019 Scorpiusfest
Park City, Utah
2019
Winner of 'Jury's Pick,' nominated for 'Best Short,' 'Best actor,' 'Most insane.'
Malacostraca
2019 Shock Stock
London, Ontario
2019
Top Ten Finalist Film, Charlie Pecoraro nominated for 'FAVORITE PERFORMANCE OF AN ACTOR'
Malacostraca
2019 MeggaXP Bloodbash Horror film Festival
Jackson, Michigan
2019
Semi-Finalist
The Old Wolves Club
5th annual Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Los Angeles
2018
Best Actor in a Short Film
Malacostraca
2018 Other Worlds Austin Film Festival
Austin, Texas
2018
Best Short film
Malacostraca
2018 Life After Life Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
2018
Winner for best makeup effects in a short, nominated for best Directing - short, Best Horror short, Best Supporting Actress- Short,' and 'Best Cinematography- short.'
Malacostraca
2018 FilmQuest
Provo, Utah
2018
College
Emerson College
Film
20052009
High School
Tenafly High School
20012005
Birth Date
December 21, 1986
Current City
Los Angeles
Hometown
Tenafly
Gender
Male
'Malacostraca' is currently doing the festival circuit. 'When we Dance' has just begun it's fest submission process.