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Charlotte Regan


27-year-old Charlotte Regan - AdAge’s Director to Watch 2020 & Shots’ New Director of the Year - grew up in North London making creative, low and no budget music promos for local rappers, directing over 200 to date. Stereophonics, Mumford & Sons and Wretch 32 are among the artists she has made critically acclaimed videos for in the last couple of years. At the age of 21, Charlotte directed her first short film, Standby, a comedy about friendship and routines set entirely in a police patrol car, which premiered at TIFF and went on to be nominated for a BAFTA. Charlotte’s second short Fry-Up, screened at Sundance, BFI LFF, and Berlinale, where it was nominated for a Crystal Bear in its category. She then made short film Dodgy Dave which was selected for BFI LFF and TIFF, the BFI funded short film Drug Runner, followed by Little Monster - commissioned as part of Channel4’s Random Acts strand - and My Boy starring Sam Spruell. The Barbican in London held a retrospective of her short films as part of the Underwire Film Festival in September 2019 (where she also won the Best Director prize). Not bad for a director in her twenties! Charlotte’s 20-minute documentary for The Guardian newspaper No Ball Games, which focuses on kids in working class areas during the summer holidays, launched at the end of 2020. Charlotte has just finished shooting her first feature Scrapper which was supported by the BBC and BFI.