Charles Haine is a filmmaker and entrepreneur working in the motion picture industry since 1999. Since completing his MFA at USC in 2005, he has worked as a freelance director and cinematographer. Haine founded the Academy Award nominated production company Dirty Robber in 2008 which has gone on to success in feature films, shorts as well as commercials and music videos. He was also founded Coyote Post and was part of the inception of Cinleicious.tv.
Among Haine's directing highlights are: a music video for Fitz and the Tantrums "Don't Gotta Work It Out," which featured on Pop Up Video); fashion advertisements for Fais Do Do and Emory K Holiday; and countless book trailers for Simon & Schuster, Penguin, Quirk and many others—including the recent trailer for Chuck Klosterman’s novel The Visible Man. Haine recently wrapped production on his first feature film: Angel’s Perch, starring Joyce Van Patten, Ellen Crawford, Ashley Jones and Ally Walker.
Haine also works as an educator: He is currently an assistant professor at the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at Brooklyn College, and was formerly an associate professor at Los Angeles City College.In 2011, Haine published his first book, The Urban Cyclist’s Handbook, and he appeared as the technical consultant host on theDiscovery Channel show Unchained Reaction. He writes tech articles for NoFilmSchool.com.
You can read more about Feirstein in our recent profile in the New York Times.