Mary Charles is an award-winning writer/director with a passion to create character-driven stories about human connection and communication. As a director, she believes in the power of collaboration and can lead, collect, and organize a talented group of people to shape the best story possible.
Narrative Showreel


The Chair at the Edge of the Woods
Narrative Short Film
Runtime: 10 minutes
Genre: Thriller/Suspense
Logline: A guilt-ridden man's attempt to cover up his infidelity leads him on a desperate search for a mysterious chair, as he struggles to come to terms with the consequences of his actions.
Film Festivals: Oxford Film Festival, George Lindsey Film Festival, and UPIKE Film Festival
Dirty Santa
Narrative Short Film
Runtime: 11 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Logline: Two overly-competitive co-workers, Beau and Starla, vie for a job promotion at their boss's annual Christmas party. When Beau's over-the-top gift all but assures him the promotion, a careless mistake or a vindictive act throws the gift into peril, leaving all to chance in the game of Dirty Santa.​​​​​​​
Awards: Jason Flynn Memorial Award at the George Lindsay Film Festival
Hey... we need to talk
Narrative Short Film​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Runtime: 19 minutes
Genre: Drama
Logline: The story is told through the eyes of Harper and revolves around her struggling friendship with Olivia. Feelings of deceit, disrespect, and abandonment emerge as these characters fail to understand each other in a world full of communication. The relationship is shown to be complex and intriguing, as the lines of protagonist and antagonist are blurred.
Film Festivals: Fairhope Film Festival, George Lindsey Film Festival, Lanett City Film Festival​​​​​​​, Rails to Reels Film Festival and UPike Film Festival


Narrative Short Film​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Runtime: 8 minutes
Genre: Thriller/Suspense
Logline: After surviving a zombie apocalypse, Adam inhabits a bunker where he is completely sealed off from the outside world. When a mysterious stranger contacts him, Adam must decide between the risk of infection or being alone forever.
Awards: Pat Raspberry Award from the Tupelo Film Festival.
Short Screenplay
Page count: 5 pages
Genre: Dark-comedy
Logline: A regular day at the office quickly escalates as Lou, an office worker, finds himself in an awkward situation with a fellow employee, who happens to be a gorilla. 
Awards: Best Short Screenplay in the George Lindsey Film Festival. Third Place in the Open General Category of The Red Script competition.​​​​​​​
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