Charles Officer studied visual art at Cambridge and communication design at the Ontario College of Art and Design. He worked as a graphic designer before attending the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. Since then, he has appeared on stage and in film and television productions. Officer’s debut short, When Morning Comes premiered at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival to wide acclaim. In 2001, he completed the Directors Lab at the Canadian Film Centre and premiered his second film, Short Hymn_Silent War at TIFF 2002, where he received a Special Jury Citation for Best Canadian Short. The film screened at Sundance and was nominated for a Genie Award in 2004. Nurse.Fighter.Boy, shot over 23 days in Toronto, is Officer’s first feature length film.