Charles Haine is a filmmaker, writer 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, cinematographer and colorist. 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 a co-founder of Cinelicious and Coyote Post.
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.
As a cinematographer he shot the opening title sequence to the TNT hit RIZZOLI & ISLES, and his color work includes clients like Nissan, Ford, TBWA Chiat Day, ESPN, and many, many more.
Haine also works as an educator: An assistant professor at Brooklyn College's Feirstein Graduate school of cinema, he previously taught at Los Angeles City College and at Columbia College Hollywood, covering subjects as diverse as visual design, cinematography, color grading, stereography, and in-camera effects.
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.