An alumnus of Saddleback College, Charles went on to receive his B.S. and M.F.A. at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television. His professional background includes the production of short films and feature films, animation, documentaries, and educational and promotional videos. He has also produced theme park attractions for the Disney parks, Universal Studios and Legoland as well as managing elements of the restoration of the original Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Charles was twice named Visiting Scholar at Stanford University for his work in researching Internet and video-based education. His awards include being named a finalist in the Student Academy Awards for his production of “Matchbook” and being a Producer on the Sundance Film Festival Award-winning feature film entitled “An Ambush of Ghosts”. Recent productions include the feature films "stay with me.", "Any Night but Tonight", "Judas Ghost" and "Biology 101" as well as numerous short films and other projects.