Charles Raahul Singh is an actor and filmmaker. As an actor, Charles has appeared in several international features such as “Needle in a Timestack” with Oscar winning director, John Ridley; “The Guru,” from Universal Pictures; “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” from director Terry Gilliam; and “Colossal” directed by Nacho Vigalondo, along with many hit US Network TV shows such as “Once Upon A Time,” “Supernatural,” and “Battlestar Galactica.” Charles grew up in Alberta, where he caught the theatre bug doing an acting skit for a leadership course in the final year of his college business administration program. It was then that he decided to move to Vancouver to study acting full time at the Gastown Actors Studio, during which he was cast in several lead roles for stage.
Charles began his filmmaking career by writing, directing and producing the National Film Board of Canada-funded short, “Commitment,” a cross-cultural drama which screened at film festivals in North America and in the UK. Charles was also a programmer and filmmaker liaison for the Vancouver Asian Film Festival, where he met producer Raymond Massey in 2016. Raymond was already working with projects from China, and was looking for someone to help Massey Productions develop and evaluate projects from South Asia. Charles stepped into that latter role, and under Raymond’s mentorship, began learning the nuts and bolts of producing. This association with Massey Productions led Charles to writing and producing “BOLLYCOP,” a feature length thriller/comedy screenplay, as an official Canada-India co-production. Based on his original story and co-written with Asian Canadian playwright, Grace Chin, “BOLLYCOP” is in line with his long-term vision to tell entertaining and thought-provoking, cross-cultural stories to an international audience.