Hans Charles is an Emmy-nominated cinematographer, professor and filmmaker with over ten years of experience in the film industry. Charles has shot for a range of directors including Spike Lee, Ava DuVernay, Nefertite Nguvu, Salim Akil, Gloria LeMort and countless others. Charles’ films have won a BAFTA (British Academy Film Award), a Peabody Award, several Emmy Awards, and have been nominated for an Oscar and an Independent Spirit Award. His projects, including the film 13th, haves screened at festivals all over the world including The New York Film Festival, The Urbanworld Film Festival, the New York City Latino Film Festival, OutFest, the Los Angeles Film Festival, the Zanzibar Film Festival, the BlackStar Film Festival, and on Netflix, HBO, ESPN, and Hulu. Charles created and hosts a weekly film podcast with his creative partner Menelek Lumumba called Back of the Theater. His latest work includes the feature length film directed by Lumumba ‘1 Angry Black Man’ which premiered at the Blackstar Film Festival in 2018; ‘Mr. Soul!’ a documentary film on Ellis Haizlip and his legendary TV show SOUL!, is directed by Melissa Haizlip and Sam Pollard; and ‘Of Mics and Men,’ a Showtime documentary about legendary hip-hop group Wu- Tang Clan, directed by Sacha Jenkins ( Fresh Dressed, Word Is Bond, Rapture).