Charles Officer is an acclaimed writer, director, producer and founder of Canesugar Mediaworks. A former creative director and graphic designer, his film works include the crime-noir Akilla’s Escape (TIFF 2020) featuring Saul Williams and an original score by Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack. His feature documentary film Mighty Jerome earned him his first Emmy. Unarmed Verses received Best Feature Awards at Hot Docs, Vancouver International Festival and TIFF Top Ten Festival. While Officer balances work as a director on critically-acclaimed TV series; Coroner (CW), Ransom (CBS) and 21 Thunder (Netflix). He is committed to realizing work that amplifies people of colour and integrates the arts. From his debut feature Nurse.Fighter.Boy that garnered a record ten CSA Nominations, to his truth to power documentary The Skin We’re In examining anti-black racism in Canada. Charles is passionate about humanity.