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Jess Charlton

Cinematographer

Jess Charlton was behind the camera on three web series from creative collective The Candle Wasters — award-winning party tale Bright Summer Night, musical romance Happy Playland, and 2018's Tragicomic. Born in London but raised in Invercargill and Queenstown, Charlton has shot over a dozen short films, including Jessica Grace Smith's award-winning Everybody Else is Taken and coming of age tale Tama. She was one of the key creatives behind 2012 dystopian feature Existence, and shared two NZ Writers Guild awards for co-writing the script. Charlton also shot feature-length documentary Loimata, The Sweetest Tears (2020).

She is driven by an adventurous spirit and loves to collaborate with directors who are bold. Jess Charlton's website