Writer, Director, Producer
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Utilizing wry arch humor, a violent irony and a commitment to social commentary, writer/director CHARLES RHOADS is quickly putting his visionary stamp on the art of filmmaking.

Rhoads earned a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University maintaining impressive academic stats and a place on the Dean's List. Under the tutelage of respected poet/novelist David Matlin and essayist/novelist William Luvaas of Harper's Weekly and Village Voice, Rhoads challenged and refined his skills by writing his first novel.

Parlaying his education and passion for writing, Charles forged his way into writing/directing film while working two jobs; one a leadership role as electrical engineer for a defense corporation, the other building a production company from the ground up, with partners TK Sandal and Nick Harris. In 2007 the three established Sunspot Pictures, a full service motion picture and commercial production house. "It may seem like two different worlds, but within engineering there are great lessons for pre-production, contextualizing, blocking and choreographing cameras actors and background, even working with an art director."

"Donut Shop Hero" marked the first writing and directing collaboration with Harris, followed by a slate of commercials for major brands and products.

Rhoads is driven by keen enthusiasm for the craft of filmmaking, an active student of classic and contemporary films and the people who made them. He is a respected script doctor and recently finished a feature film screenplay entitled "The Survivors of Orange Grove High," that he co-wrote with Harris.