Charley has forged a career as a freelance producer, working across film, TV, promos, commercials, music videos and short films.
She has been selected for the BFI Network X BAFTA Crew 2021, Media Trust & ScreenSkills Early-Stage Talent Mentoring Programme and is also a graduate of the BFI Film Academy.
Charley’s projects have received official selection at more than 25 film festivals, earning her a nomination as Best Producer in the Best Under 25 Award at the BAFTA-recognised Underwire Film Festival. In 2018, she co-founded COOC Productions with fellow BU graduate Ollie Deacon.
The company was selected for the Virgin Start Up and Re:Create 2021 business programme and as CANNESERIES & MIPTV In Development finalists for original drama series ‘Class A’. Charley and Ollie support their independent projects with commercial work including videos for The Snuts and The Academic as well as producing the video for Rag 'N' Bone Man's upcoming single.
Charley says: “I learnt a lot about the industry and about myself during my time at BU which has helped during a busy and challenging six years since graduating. I’ve benefitted from some amazing opportunities, a lot of luck and good timing and am really happy to be doing what I love with a supportive network of friends around me, many of whom I met during my three years at Bournemouth.”
Name: Charley Packham
Job role: Producer and Co-Founder
Organisation: COOC Productions
Course studied: BA (Hons) Television Production
What their colleagues say
Charley is an enthusiastic, hardworking and natural producer who excels at everything she puts her mind to. Whether that's getting her dissertation published in an academic journal or landing a job working in production at the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup whilst still a student, she has always been hardwired for success, which she's only built on since graduating. I'm excited to see what the next few years have in store for her, us and our company."
Ollie Deacon, Co-Founder, COOC Productions