Film-maker, 15, sets his sights on a festival win

Charlie Masters filming at Northchurch.
Charlie Masters filming at Northchurch.
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A TEEN who began making movies at the age of 10 has entered his latest into the Short Cuts Film Festival.

Entry The Utopians tells the story of a free-thinker defying the ways of a totalitarian state.

It was made by Berkhamsted School student Charlie Masters, 15, who began making films aged 10 after being bought a video camera for Chirstmas.

Since then he has made more than 70 short films.

He acts and directs them himself before posting them online. He was shortlisted at the Short Cuts Film Festival aged 11 for Wild Western Christmas.

Charlie said: “I get ideas from everywhere. The best advice for film-makers is to be original.”

He will find out if he has won the 2012 festival later this year.

Watch his films at