May Charters

Actress, Artist, Filmmaker, Flamenco Dancer, Art Director, Casting Director, Street Scout, Writer, Producer, Voiceover Artist

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May was born in Toronto Canada. She caught the acting bug at a very young age by hanging out on film sets as a child with her filmmaking parents learning much about cameras and how to tell a story from her father, cinematographer Rodney Charters ASC, CSC, NZSC and artist mother Gillian Adamson. Booking her first job at 9 years old playing an orphan in the Canadian TV movie Heaven On Earth. Then later pursuing acting professionally at 16 with productions at the Leah Posluns Theater and continued her studies in London at LAMDA and directing at the NYFA and art school at The Paris American Academy for painting. Soon she began dancing Flamenco professionally in the acclaimed companies Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company and Ritmo Flamenco. She continues to study and perform flamenco both in Canada, the US and Spain.

May loomed into the Indie world with her thought provoking and deft portrayal of Alison in the Canadian Award Winning film Lovers in a Dangerous Time for which she co-wrote and co-directed that toured the world at festivals and won several best feature awards as well as nominations for her directing and acting. She made the film all while in a holding pattern with a Greencard that kept her from fully pursuing acting full time. While painting portraits for an art show in Los Angeles she met renowned photographer Bruce Weber and became one of his top scouts and casting directors for his campaigns. This took her around the world and busy full time and now she is back to pursuing her first love of telling stories through all her creative talents.

May has the freedom of working through her British, Canadian and American citizenship which allows her to live, work, and play in many parts of the world.

She has produced and directed several short films winning awards at festivals around the world. And is pursuing her love of voiceover working in Video Games, narration and commercials.

When May isn’t busy working in film, TV and voiceover she is following her other creative passions. Currently finishing the illustrations for a children’s book. Working on an art charity exhibit of portraits to help awareness for the epidemic of missing native girls in Canada and the U.S. Dancing and writing screenplays that are in various stages of production. She splits her time between, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, New York, Spain and Sweden.

Contact her for painting commissions, casting. acting, Flamenco Dance, Directing and production services.

Representation

SStars The Agency