Director/producer Charlie Smith is an experienced educator and facilitator.
He is passionate about teaching media literacy skills to youth through the production of documentary films, public service announcements, video montages and photography.
When working with any organization, Awen Productions always inquires if there are youth and/or young adults who have an interest in film and photography. If so, they will learn invaluable skills while assisting Charles and his crew in the creation of your video and/or documentary film.
Charlie has been highly successful in working with youth and young adults in filming and producing videos and documentary films.
BOLDLeaders "Minding The Gap" Talk Show at Denver Open Media
Charlie was the creator/facilitator of the “Mind The Gap” youth film crew for participants in the highly acclaimed BoldLeaders youth program.
BOLDLeaders American Youth Leadership Program
Charlie served as an intern co-facilitating the youth crew production of “Spotlight on Students” with Denver Open Media.
Awen Productions works in conjunction with the BoldLeaders Program to capture and prompt life changing lessons between the youth, educators, and the families that host them.
"Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, BoldLeaders is a Social Profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing leadership development and training services for young people and adults all over the world" --The BoldLeaders Program
Charles Smith also works as one of the primary BoldLeaders' mentors and facilitators and has worked with youth from all over the world including Kenya, Tanzania, Grenada, and other countries in the Caribbean. Each year Charles accompanies the BoldLeaders as they travel to various countries within Africa as they bring forth and implement their curriculum to African schools and communities.