Executive Producer, Director

Charles Officer is an acclaimed writer, director, producer and founder of Canesugar Filmworks. A former creative director and graphic designer, his film works include the recent crime-noir Akilla’s Escape (TIFF 2020) featuring Saul Williams and an original score by Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack. Officer’s feature documentary film Mighty Jerome earned a 2012 Emmy and Unarmed Verses cemented his visual brand of storytelling winning best feature awards at Hot Docs, Vancouver International Film Festival and TIFF Top Ten Festival. While balancing his passion for filmmaking, Officer also works as a director on acclaimed television series such as; Coroner, Ransom and 21 Thunder. From garnering record setting CSA Nominations for his debut feature Nurse.Fighter.Boy to his truth to power documentary that examines anti-black racism in The Skin We’re In. Charles is committed to amplifying diverse stories that integrate the arts. He is a founding member of Canada’s first Black Screen Office, and serves on the board of trustees at the AGO and Reel Canada.