is a writer, producer, and visual artist living in New York City. A first-generation Ukrainian-American, Charlie graduated with honors from Columbia University in 2012, earning degrees in art history and creative writing. They’ve worked as a journalist in NYC, Los Angeles, and Sydney writing about everything from politics and psychedelic drug research to porn sets and Grammy-winning musicians.
In 2023, Charlie published the full-length poetry collection Saturn Returns. Their first poetry collection, Things to Keep the Living Alive, was published in 2007 and sold at the MoMA store, followed by illustration zine Rude Flash in 2015. Charlie’s poetry has been featured in literary magazines like Quarto, Tablet, the Susquehanna Review, the Birch, and Collective Presse. They are currently writing their first novel.
Through their production company Potato Chip, LLC, Charlie wrote and co-produced the ecological documentary short Birds? What Are They Good For?, which is now available on several streaming services and made its broadcast television premiere in May 2023. It will also be shown as part of the 50th Ekotopfilm – Envirofilm Festival in Slovakia this September.
From 2020 to 2022, Charlie’s screenplay for their one-hour supernatural horror television pilot Demon of Kings was selected as a quarter-finalist in the WeScreenplay TV Contest, a semi-finalist at the Big Apple Film Festival, and a quarter-finalist at the ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship among other placements.
Charlie is also a photographer, their photos having been published in the National Geographic Kids’ book Chomp! and many other organizations including Rutgers University and CBS News.
As an actor, Charlie appeared on shows like HBO’s Succession, Gossip Girl, and And Just Like That…, Showtime’s Billions, and Apple TV’s Hello Tomorrow!, City on Fire, and Extrapolations.
While living in Sydney, Charlie was co-owner of the Parliament Zine Project, a brick-and-mortar indie zine and comic book shop. Before that they were the Editor-in-Chief of the Sunday Syndicate, a digital indie comix publisher that worked to help artists in NYC and across the world connect their work with brand new audiences.
Represented for TV and film by Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.