Film Director. Actress. Flamenco Dancer. Fine Artist. Illustrator. Producer. Writer. Stills Photographer. Camera Operator. Editor. Casting Director. Street Scout.
View all that May is up to on her website, www.maycharters.com
New face for Narrative Clip 2 a wearable camera.
As a child, May Charters would fall asleep to a sound that would not only shape her dreams, but her life. The sound was the click and reel of her father working till wee hours of the morning on a Steinbeck editing machine that shared her childhood bedroom. Born in Toronto, yet raised on movie sets all over the world by her film making parents (Rodney Charters ASC, CSC and Gillian Charters), May received a unique education from the informal of assisting wardrobe on the set, to her formal education at Trinity College School, NY Film Academy, LAMDA and the Paris American Academy for Art (Sorbonne). After studying acting at LAMDA she trained with various acting teachers in Toronto, NYC and LA. Such as Sears and Switzer, Caryn West and Julie Ariola. She also trained as a ballet and flamenco dancer, performing for companies with Timo Lozano, Esmeralda Enrique, Carla Luna, La Tati and Marc Aurelio. For her first feature length film, she joined forces with Mark Hug and together they single handedly wrote, produced, directed and starred in the international award winning feature “Lovers in a Dangerous Time”.
Whether as a filmmaker, flamenco dancer, actor, painter, photographer or anything that catches her passion; it seems May will always be creating stories to the dreamy rhythm of a Steinbeck.
She currently has two short films circulating film festivals. Like Me which she stars in and co-directed. The other Base 5 where she plays the lead. She also has two other short films in post production. All this while she continues her day job as a fashion Casting Director for the renowned photographer Bruce Weber whom she has cast exclusively for the last eleven years. Clients include Abercrombie and Fitch, Vanity fair, Ralph Lauren, L’Huomo Vogue, JC Penny. As well as freelance casting for Roxy and Quicksilver with her casting company M&M Casting.
She recently completed Art direction on artisan videos and photoshoots for the artists of Restoration Hardware.