Charles Wilkinson is a Canadian filmmaker with a large body of documentary and dramatic film and television to his credit. His critically acclaimed Haida Gwaii: On The Edge Of The World won Most Popular Canadian Documentary at Vancouver International Film Festival, National Film Critics Best Documentary, the Director’s Guild Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary and Best Canadian Documentary at Hot Docs.
Wilkinson’s other recent feature documentary work includes Vancouver: No Fixed Address, Oil Sands Karaoke, and Peace Out. Having started out in documentary and prior to returning with this suite of long forms, Wilkinson spent time writing and directing dramatic feature films and directed TV movies for Disney, ABC & CBS as well as US and Canadian TV series.
Wilkinson’s latest multi award winning feature documentary Haida Modern: The Art and Activism of Robert Davidson has been selected at numerous international festivals as well as being chosen as the official opening and closing films of several. The film is currently in broadcast and distribution in both Canada and the US.
Charles was born in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. He became a well-known country singer/TV performer/recording artist in his youth. He spent a decade working logging, mechanical, building, and welding before attending film school, receiving several post graduate degrees and launching his career as an author & filmmaker. Charles lives with his family on an inlet near Vancouver.