The Urban Yogi Podcast
Charles Wilkinson: Becoming World Class Director, Environmental Documentaries, Getting Stronger #8
Jul 12, 2018 · 2 hr 1 min
Charles Wilkinson is a Canadian writer/director of a large body of both documentary and dramatic film in a career that spans over 30 years.
His documentary films include Down Here (2008), Peace Out (2012), Oil Sands Karaoke (2013) and Haida Gwaii: On The Edge Of The World (2015). His films have played around the world and have received numerous national & international awards. His dramatic work includes 6 feature films and numerous TV long form and episodic credits like the Highlander and Road To Avonlea and even the last season of Beachcombers. Feature documentary Haida Gwaii: On The Edge Of The World won the top award at Hot Docs in May of 2015. The film went on to become the 2nd highest earning Canadian film per screen in winter 2015/16. It’s a film where audiences are finding some solutions to our global sustainability dilemma.
Charles most recent film is the feature documentary Vancouver: No Fixed Address, a film about crazy real estate and how we can gain some measure of control over the places we live.
Charles is currently working with his partner Tina Schliessler on a new feature documentary that he can’t tell me about because then he would have to kill me. Charles lives with his family on an inlet near Vancouver.