Charles V. Bender is an award-winning Producer of feature films, documentaries and commercials.
In 2009 he completed simultaneous productions, Executive Producing Echelon Conspiracy (a.k.a. The Gift) starring Shane West, Martin Sheen and Ed Burns and Co-Producing the award winning horror film, The Hills Run Red for Dark Castle/Warner Premiere.
In 2007, Charles was Associate Producer on Return to House on Haunted Hill.
Most recently in 2011, Charles oversaw the Post Production for Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie starring comedians Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim and featuring Will Ferrell, Will Forte, Zach Galifianakis and John C. Reilly. In 2010, Charles also Supervised Post Production on Splice, starring Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley while Executive Produced by Joel Silver for Warner Bros./Dark Castle.
Previously, Charles Co-Produced the critically acclaimed film, Solaris, starring George Clooney, written/directed by Steven Soderbergh and produced by James Cameron. He was also Supervising Producer on the film noir BMW short, Who Killed the Idea, starring Harvey Keitel and Debi Mazar.
In the mid-90's, Charles was a producer for the global media firm, Das Werk, where he produced the documentary series, The World's Best Sellers: or The Fine Art of Separating People From Their Money, hosted by Dennis Hopper. The Documentary covered the many facets of creativity, featuring noted Directors, Advertising Executives, Politicians, Artists and Musicians such as Tony Scott, Spike Lee, Wim Wenders, Lee Clow, David Bowie, and President George H. Bush, to name a few. The program aired on the BBC, Bravo and to critical worldwide review.
Charles has also served as Executive Producer for international advertising agencies Lowe & Parnters, RAPP and Foot, Cone & Belding. His commercial awards include Clios, Cannes Lions, and top honors from the Eurobest and the Art Directors Clubs of New York, London & Germany. Charles is a graduate of The Evergreen State College and the American Film Institute.
He currently lives in Los Angeles where he continues to develop and produce material for the large and small screens.