CHARLES OFFICER studied visual art at Cambridge and communication design at OCAD. He worked as a graphic designer before attending the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. Since then, he has appeared in stage, film and television productions. This fall, Charles will be starring in the Soulpepper production of A RAISIN IN THE SUN. Officer's debut short, "When Morning Comes" premiered at the 2000 Toronto Int'l Film Festival to wide acclaim. In 2001, he completed the Directors Lab at the Canadian Film Centre and premiered his second film, "Short Hymn_Silent War" at TIFF 2002, where he received a Special Jury Citation for Best Canadian Short. The film screened at Sundance and was nominated for a Genie Award in 2004. A music video for K'naan "Strugglin" and television pilot "Hotel Babylon" followed. In 2006, "Hotel Vladivostok" and "Everything is Love + Fear" was co-created with Ingrid Veninger as part of an international collaboration, shot on location in Russia. In 2007, the 57th Berlinale Film Festival selected "Nurse.Fighter.Boy" to participate in the 'Sparkling Tales' writers lab, moderated by acclaimed film producer Fred Roos. Currently, Officer is developing a documentary on Harry Jerome, in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada. NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY is Officer's first feature length film.