Charlotte and Charlie

About the Film

When a young woman suffers vision loss, she realizes that she has to give up her great love — her car Charlie. She can't bring herself to say good-bye until Charlie roars to life and takes her on a final, fantastical journey. Charlotte and Charlie is a sweet, narrative short film that explores loss, disability and how the things we love define us.   

About the Filmmaker(s)

Katherine Craft (writer/producer) is a Texas native with extensive experience as a playwright and theatre maker. She's the creator and writer of Kappa Crypto, a Snap Original Series streaming on Snapchat. She received a 2017 HBOAccess Writing Fellowship and her pilot Halfway, written as part of the program, premieres at Tribeca Film Festival in April, 2019. ​She also founded Conspire Theatre, a nonprofit that uses theatre to work with women during and after incarceration. 

Artemis Anastasiadou (director) is a visiting assistant professor in the School of Visual Studies at the University of Missouri. She is a professional film and TV editor from Athens, Greece and the editor of award-winning documentaries, short films and TV series commissioned by major Greek and European TV channels. She holds a BFA in Drama and Theater studies from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MFA in Film Production from UT Austin. Her latest film, I am Mackenzie, won the Jury Award for Texas Shorts at SXSW 2019. 

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About the Presenting Partner

KLRU-TV, Austin PBS is dedicated to telling stories that entertain, inspire and change our lives. KLRU highlights what makes Austin unique – whether music, arts or public issues – by creating and distributing award-winning original content. KLRU produces several series including Austin City Limits, Arts In Context, Central Texas Gardener and Overheard with Evan Smith. As a nonprofit educational organization, KLRU also prepares children to succeed in school and creates lifelong learning opportunities for all.

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