Charlotte is a Scottish documentary producer based in Edinburgh. After doing an MA in English Literature at the University of St Andrews, she gained experience in drama, TV and commercial production. In 2012, she began working with Victor Kossakovsky on Aquarela. She founded Hailstone Films in 2018, and they collaborated again on Gunda. She produces short documentaries with the Scottish Documentary Institute and up-and-coming directors, and is an alumna of their New Voices talent programme.
projects in progress
Nucleus (documentary) - Directed by James Thomson, in development; producer. On two small islands, half a world away from each other, families deal with the consequences of nuclear weapons testing.
Born in Damascus (feature) (documentary) - Directed by Laura Wadha, in development; producer. A Scottish filmmaker tries to reconnect with her displaced Syrian family. To what extent was the family breakdown caused by war?
Aquarela - Directed by Victor Kossakovsky, 90 min, UK, 2018; assistant producer. Premiered at Venice Film Festival and shortlisted for Best Documentary at the 92nd Academy Awards.
Gunda (documentary) - Directed by Victor Kossakovsky, 93 min, Norway, 2020; line producer. Made in association with Hailstone Films. Premiered in Encounters Competition at Berlinale, shortlisted for 93rd Academy Awards.
Born in Damascus (short) (documentary) - Directed by Laura Wadha, 15 min, UK, 2021; producer. After ten years apart, a Scottish filmmaker tries to reconnect with her Syrian cousin, their paths separated by war.
forums & markets / Born in Damascus (short) / Charlotte Hailstone / Visions du Réel / British Council Short Documentary Showcase in the VdR Film Market - 15.04.2022