Charlotte Royer

Production Designer

Charlotte Royer is a New York and New England based director and production designer. She was brought up among artists, drag queens, sailors, (good) witches, and various other drunks in the strange and magical town of Portland, Maine.

Her production design credits include Daniel Carbone's Hide Your Smiling Faces (Berlinale 2013, Tribeca 2013// Tribeca Films), Anna Rose Holmer's critically acclaimed debut The Fits (Venice 2015, Sundance 2016//Oscilloscope), Luigi Campi's My First Kiss and the People Involved (LAFF 2016), Christina Choe's Nancy (Sundance 2018), and Josephine Decker's Madeline's Madeline (Sundance 2018). She has also designed commercials, web content, music videos, and countless short films, including Daniel Carbone's segment of the dreamy omnibus Collective:Unconscious (SXSW 2016), Erin Sanger's Mutt (SXSW 2017) and Darius Clark Monroe's Dirt (Sundance 2016). Charlotte was selected for the Berlinale Talents Production Design Studio in 2017, and most recently designed Andrew Ahn's sophomore feature Driveways (Berlin 2019).

Charlotte has directed several music videos, as well as video content for an interactive exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. In 2006 she co-directed the documentary Body Soldiers about the use of anti-apartheid protest music in the fight against HIV in South Africa. Her NYU thesis, Sea of Glass, was awarded the Carl Lerner Award for Social Significance.

She currently lives in the Hudson Valley and Brooklyn, alongside an absentminded absurdist, a rabbit named Hazel, and over a dozen tenacious houseplants. When she's not mulling over color palettes or building sets, you can find her attending astronomy lectures or reading on the beach.

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