Blue Christmas  project still frame

On Christmas Eve, 1968, in a Scottish coastal town, a debt collector goes to work to avoid confronting his wife’s worsening psychosis at home.

Charlotte “Charlie” Wells is a Scottish director living in New York. She is a recent graduate of the MBA/MFA program at NYU where she was a Glucksman Research Fellow and a BAFTA New York and Los Angeles scholar. Her first film Tuesday premiered at Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival in Bristol, U.K. in 2016 and was nominated for two BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards – Best Writer and Best Design (winner). Her second film, Laps, won a Short Film Special Jury Prize for Editing at the Sundance Film Festival and Special Jury Recognition for Narrative Shorts at the SXSW Film Festival in 2017. Charlie’s MFA thesis short, Blue Christmas, premiered at TIFF in September 2017, screened at the Sundance Film Festival 2018, and was long-listed for BIFA 2017 Best British Short Film.

Charlie is currently writing her first feature about a young father and his ten-year-old daughter on vacation at a half-built holiday resort in the Mediterranean.


2018 NBR Student Grant


Type of Project

Narrative Drama




New York University


Joy Jorgensen


Charlotte Wells


Blair McClendon


Robbie Ryan