Lt. Charles E. Fairfield was born in England in 1923, but his parents moved to Canada when he was very young. He grew up in North Toronto - which was still largely rural at the time - and was always fascinated by flight, taking care of birds and building model airplanes.
He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941, and completed his first solo flight the following year. After finishing his own training, he was tasked with training other student pilots in various locations. Then, in 1944, the Allies launched Operation Overlord, and Charles was called to fight in the invasion of German-occupied France. He was assigned to the 401st Tactical Fighter Squadron, also known as "The Rams".
He would never see Canada again.
Producer / Researcher
My name is Ivan Cheung, and I am the producer of Remembering Charlie.
I got my start in film and television when my highschool counsellor took note of the comics I drew and recommended that I look into film and television. I followed her advice, and here I am! In my free time I do a lot of art, and hope that I’ll eventually be able to translate my drawings and ideas onto the silver screen. What I hope to get out of my program is a chance to meet like minded individuals with whom to share the journey, and to develop the skills that will help me improve in the industry.
DOP / Transmedia
My name is Kyle Dietrich and I am the director of photography for Remembering Charlie.
As a student of history, the premise of the documentary fascinated me, having mostly revolved around the Second World War. I can relate to the subject matter, having also shared family who served in both World Wars. In relation to the industry, I am currently completing my bachelors degree at Sheridan College and aspire to be apart of the film industry when I graduate. As of writing this, I have taken a keen interest in cinematography and am currently specializing in programs related to that area of film production.
My name is Julia York and I am the composer for Remembering Charlie.
Although I am not apart of BFTV, I began working on this documentary because I am passionate about the project and felt I could let a hand with my creative music skills.
Director / Interviewee
My name is William Herman, and I am the director and interviewee of Remembering Charlie.
For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by stories and the media through which they are told. The entertainment media I consumed growing up - mainly TV shows and video games - shaped how I would perceive and process the world around me, as I frequently internalized events in my life by fictionalizing them. Ever since kindergarten, I have dreamt up ideas for novels, TV shows, movies, and video games based around characters, settings, and events in my life.
Editor / Researcher
My name is Rishabh Sharma and I am the editor of Remembering Charlie.
My passion for film came from my dad, who shared his love of movies with me. As I got older, I decided that I didn’t want to just watch movies made by other people, I wanted to make some movies of my own. I took film classes in high school and worked my way into Sheridan’s BFTV program. Here, I have learned many new skills and improved upon ones I already knew. I have also made great friends and crew mates along the way. When I’m not working or doing school related things, I enjoy reading comics, playing with my dog, and playing video games.
My name is Prajwal Sadana and I am the sound editor for Remembering Charlie.
I am recent graduate of the RTA Media Production program at Ryerson University, with a concentration in radio sound. Fascinated by sound design, I am interested in post-production sounds, podcasting, and audio based storytelling. Aside from sound production, I am a complete nerd who enjoys D&D, video games, and a splash of physical activity. In the future, I hope to start a production group with my closest friends and create the same content I loved consuming while growing up. Wanting bring fictional world and characters to the real world, my dream job is voice acting!