Hey, I'm Charlie!

Los Angeles, California

Charlie Stuip is a writer from Oakland California. She studied writing at Oakland School for the Arts where she wrote her first novella, Everyone’s Itching for a Good Drive. Currently she’s working on her bachelors in film at UCLA, where she works on student film crews as a production designer. She is a staff writer and copy editor for FEM magazine, and Co-Founder of HIGHBALL media, a student production collective. She has written radio pieces for NPR’s All Things Considered–which won her a Gracie Award for Women in Media. Her plays have been produced by Bay Area Zeta Players and the Inferno Theater Festival. She currently is a resident copywriter at the PEER Lab at UCLA, which conducts multisensory study into the creative practices of oppressed groups. 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

DOLDRUMS

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, War

An aging Vietnam veteran haunted by memory decades after the war who one day awakes after his battle buddy’s ghost visits him.

84%

This project got the green light!

This is Fine

Portland, Oregon Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

A new series about navigating millennial adulthood, with a little help from pole dancing.

92%

This project got the green light!

Ladylike

New York City, New York Film Feature
Comedy, History

Two society besties disguise themselves as men to sneak into The Players in NYC to meet their hero, Sarah Bernhardt, on her 1911 visit.

114%

This project got the green light!

Goodbye Horses

Los Angeles, California Film Short
LGBTQ, Experimental

After tripping on a horse skeleton, the ghosts of the desert haunt Nina’s dreams.

100%

This project got the green light!

Chamomile Baby

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

In 1981 Minneapolis, a 9-months pregnant woman is invited to a tea party by a man who just might be her soulmate.

81%

This project got the green light!

Did You Know

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

A young Syrian refugee newly resettled in NYC sets out on her first solo adventure to prove she has what it takes to make it in a new land.

132%

This project got the green light!

When You Left Me On That Boulevard

Austin, Texas Film Short
Comedy, Drama

On Thanksgiving 2006, 15-year-old Ly smokes weed for the very first time before braving a boisterous family gathering at her auntie's house.

128%

This project got the green light!

deadbeat.

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

An absentee father shows up unannounced trying to reconnect with his estranged son.

101%

This project got the green light!

High Crimes

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

A crime comedy that dares to ask the question "What happens when you lock three stoners inside a convenience store with a robber?"

87%

This project got the green light!

ACTING LIKE WOMEN

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

In 1973, women converge on L.A. and create a new art form – feminist performance art – whose powerful imagery changes the very role of art.

104%

This project got the green light!

Mr. Oberbeck

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Sam learns her dad was a CIA agent who brutally killed a man. Now she must carry out her dad's last wish: to tell the man's family the truth

158%

This project got the green light!

Little Anna

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Horror

A teacher receives an odd new student, finding eerie similarities between them when the girl's father fails to pick her up from school.

100%

This project got the green light!

PREP

New York City, New York Film Short
Experimental, Shorts Program

A bodybuilding fever dream fueled by childhood trauma, food porn and acid techno music.

80%

This project got the green light!

BIRD

New York City, New York Theatre
Comedy, Drama

A solo stand-up/theatrical production that demands to exist. A survivor's story, she disassociates imagining people as animals.

85%

This project got the green light!

Point of Origin Docuseries

Los Angeles, California Series
Documentary

Point of Origin is a docuseries following the world's most compelling supply chains back to the people and communities keeping them thriving

117%

This project got the green light!

Saturday Fuego Diablo

Toronto, Canada Film Short
Comedy, Drama

In 1981 Montreal, four Salvadoran siblings, new to Canada, hit their first night club, while the memories from back home follow them.

86%

This project got the green light!

Good Boy

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A young Korean American with dreams of launching his own streetwear brand struggles with dysfunctional relationships and conflicting family

118%

This project got the green light!

Get Loved

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

What happens when a lonely woman tries to make a meaningful connection in a marketing focus group for yogurt? Go ahead, love yourself.

100%

This project got the green light!

A Stop Along the Way Short

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Short
Horror, LGBTQ

When a a group of friends stop at a roadside bar & motel, they meet the mysterious Jude who is being hunted by a demented cult.

81%

This project got the green light!

Fingers In the Wind

New York City, New York Film Feature
Mystery, Romance

Two strangers embark on a mysterious romantic affair when a young woman mistakes a nameless man for a complicated figure from her childhood.

134%

This project got the green light!

The Grand Inquisitor (or G~d Appears in my Closet)

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Life an inferno, Leah chucks trinkets in a suitcase to flee, only to find God chilling in her closet. So you know, a Jewish folktale.

113%

This project got the green light!

Silhouette

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Romance, LGBTQ

When a non-binary person's insecurities collide with a lonely photographer's, an unsuspecting bond is created out of the chaos.

82%

This project got the green light!

Down By The Water

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

In a church run town the night after a Purity Ball, Dallas and Susannah's game of "husband" goes too far.

103%

This project got the green light!

My Left Arm

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Horror

After a debilitating stroke, Malorie finds herself at war with her own body and is forced to watch as her life slowly unravels.

83%

This project got the green light!

The Big Chop

New York City, New York Film Short
Thriller

After mysteriously losing her hair, a vain amateur model agrees to let her peculiar roommate document the anomaly for her film class.

102%

This project got the green light!

Tsehai

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Teen, Drama

In mid 2000s SoCal suburbia, a Mixed-race teenager is caught between her clashing Ethiopian mother and White American father.

100%

This project got the green light!

MISCHIEF

Vancouver, Canada Film Short
Comedy, Horror

A deranged man living in the walls of a farmhouse must sneak in for supplies. Inside, he discovers that the hunter has become the hunted.

89%

This project got the green light!

Ghost of you

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Experimental

In a worn-down house full of women, 16-year-old Mae is watched by a sheet ghost. As fire season burns, the ghost's gaze consumes Mae.

102%

This project got the green light!

Corridor - Feature Film

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Film Feature
Comedy, Crime

A nighttime security guard eavesdrops on a corporate murder scheme, and entangles an unlikely group of night owls to "solve" the mystery.

111%

This project got the green light!

Weapons and Their Names

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

Unable to contend with the loss of her stepfather, a naive teenage girl skips school with her best friend to shoot guns in rural Florida.

140%

This project got the green light!

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