Come on a journey into the world of Charlie, the magical Christmas mascot and see how he surprises his beloved family at Christmas time.

Charlie's lights was conceived as an entry into the 20th Annual Movie Extra Tropfest Australia Short film festival for 2012. The key entry requirements were that the film be less than 7 minutes long, and contain the Tropfest signature item for this year - which was "light bulb".

Unfortunately it was one of the many hundreds of films that don't make the shortlist or finalists cut each year. Despite that, I still had fun making it and hope that you enjoy watching my efforts!

This film was shot over 3 months and cost around $500 to make.

Directed & Edited by
Grant Willis

(in order of appearance)
Mark Thiselton, Lucy Thiselton, Scott Testi, Grant Willis, Matthew Cook, Sharon Willis, Chris Evans

Screenplay by
Grant Willis

"Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies"
and "Merry Go"
by Kevin MacLeod
Licensed under
Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0"

"O Holy Night"
by Mark Summerlin
Squeedle Publishing (BMI).


Camera: Panasonic GH-2 HBR-25p Mode (24Mbit AVCHD)
Lens: Panasonic 14-140mm F4.0-5.8 and 20mm F1.7
Editing: Adobe Premiere CS5.5 + Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks Suite
Sound: Rode VideoMic Pro

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