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About us

At Christopher Charles Film, we’re experts in producing packaged video and photography content that is scalable, flexible, and economical. That’s why we design every aspect of the creative and production strategy around capturing authentic, human moments.

After more than 30 + years of producing world-class videos, commercials, and still projects for companies, in-house teams, and independent agencies, we’ve learned successful, modern content does more than sell products. It inspires consumers with a vision of themselves that builds brand allegiances to last a lifetime.

So think of us as your video partner or an extension of your team.

Our team

Christopher Charles

Director / Director of Photography / Photographer

Christopher, an award-winning director and cinematographer, boasts an impressive three-decade-long career in the realms of commercial, documentary, and music video production. Over the years, he has earned the trust of esteemed clients such as Infiniti, Nike, Toyota, and Carls Jr., delivering exceptional results for their projects. For the last 13 years, Christopher has specialized in filming and photographing life changing healthcare. Christopher brings a unique perspective to his art and life working as a firefighter for the citizens of Los Angeles County and Ventura County for years and being a accomplished pilot. The subtleties often overlooked in our daily lives are second nature to him and his youthful spirit of exploration and adventure. At heart, Christopher Charles is a consummate storyteller. Hailing from Southern California, he proudly calls it his home, where he currently resides with his cherished family.

Tom Voelpel

Chiel Lighting Technician / Photographer

Tom has just hit his 40th year in the film business. He is a Emmy award winning chief lighting technician who has been involved in more than 1,500 film projects. He is also a photographer who started working professionally in 1977. His work includes feature films, commercials, television and music videos. He has done approximately 350 music videos with artists such as Janet Jackson, Mariah Cary, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Van Halen, Metallica, Celine Dion and Billy Joel. He has worked with hundreds of actors including John Malkovich, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jamie Lee Curtis, Halle Berry, Denzel Washington and Kevin Bacon. His commercial work involves a diverse group of clients like Old Navy, NBC, Revlon, Ross Dress For Less, Lowes, McDonalds, Clairol and a multitude more.

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Steve Donmyer

Producer / Senior Editor

Steve produced over 130 commercials at Warner Bros. National and international brands included American Express, MCI/Worldcom, Monte Carlo, Pontiac, Energizer, Pepsi, McDonald’s and many many more. His work has been recognized by the New York Festivals International TV advertising, Axiem, Mobius and the International Clio Awards. After WB, Steve went on to produce and/or edit promotions for EA Sports, Kidspace Museum, Leaf & Rusher Skin Care, Community Memorial Hospital and Ryland Homes, as well as commercials for the Barack Obama campaign, Nissan webisodes, Universal Music video, and animated pilots and a feature. Steve also edited TV series for Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Disney, Universal Studios, Hasbro, Fox Sports and Nickelodeon.