Charley has directed more than 200 commercials for some of the biggest global brands like Microsoft, McDonalds, Toyota, Snickers, Adidas, Ford, Allianz, Garnier and Porsche. He also directed eight US Pentagon psychological awareness films for the education of Arabic youth as well as music promos and short movies.
Charley's first short movie ACHT won the Goethe Institute best German film in 1997. Charley has received over 100 international directing awards, including Cannes, Epica, ADC, Bessies, ICAD, Golden Drum and numerous Gold medals. He's worked with Sean Connery, Sharon Stone, Billy Zane and Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. His latest shoot for Moscow Credit Bank was globally received as one of the most controversial commercials of 2016. Also in 2016, Filestage named Charley one of the 50 top commercial directors in the world. BBDO's Head of TV calls him "Germany‘s Golden Boy” and "Who's Who" lists Charley in its book of most influential creative people. Shots has listed Charley more than any other German International Director. In 2017, he became a jury member for the UK Casting Directors Association.
Charley directed/co-wrote the $15 Million feature film "Dead Fish", starring Oscar nominees Gary Oldman (Dracula, 5th Element) and Terence Stamp (The Limey, Superman), as well as Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting,The Full Monty, James Bond) and Spanish actress Elena Anaya ( Almodovar's - In the Skin I live in). He's currently in development for a big budget sci-fi action movie out of London.
In addition to directing, Charley has produced and written two Albums, Soulmate Sublime and Portraits, with Electronic Pop artist - The Maneken. He's also started production on his third album with two time MTV winner and songwriter Shamala Tamrazova aka Von Seefeld along with London based Grammy winning producer, Adrian Bushby. Their first track, written for MCB's branded content film Flying Fish, garnered 1.3 Million views. The follow up video, Mother's War, debuted on MTV. In 2016, Charley's musical/visual collaboration with Star-DJ Kalkbrenner earned him his first Gold Record from BMG.
Charley received a Masters Degree in visual communications. He began his career shooting for magazines such as Face and MAX (Covers), the brand Big Star Jeans and band Metallica. He has been a principal in Munich based GAP films for twenty years. UTA represents Charley for feature films.