Charles Haine is a currently an assistant professor at the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at Brooklyn College. He has been a filmmaker and entrepreneur working in the motion picture industry since 1999, and received his MFA from USC in 2006. Haine founded the Academy Award nominated production company Dirty Robber in 2008 which has gone on to success in feature films and short films, as well as commercials and music videos. He also founded Coyote Post and was part of the inception of cinelicious.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 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 the Discovery Channel show Unchained Reaction. He writes tech articles for NoFilmSchool.com.