It really started when Charlotte convinced her friend Lola to let her drop a condom filled with water on her head and shoot it. Charlotte's Durex spec went quickly viral with over one million views and winning numerous awards including the AICP award, the Porsche Award and was nominated for a Young Director Award (Cannes' Lions).
Charlotte Rabate is a French writer, director and producer based in New York. She holds a BSc from the London School of Economics and a MFA in Filmmaking from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She has directed numerous fashion films with clients including Vera Wang, Nowness, Isabel de Pedro, Lady and Butler, Odiseo and Doppelstandard.
Her short film "Lucille in the Sky" premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival where it received a Special Mention. Her short film "Son of Samila", shot in Thailand, won the Amazing Thai Film Challenge and premiered on NOWNESS. Charlotte attended the Rawi Screenwriter's lab with her feature film, TOURNE CHERI, a coming-of-age story that takes place in Syria and Lebanon in the 1960s.
As a producer, Charlotte was part of the Berlinale Talents and her films have premiered at the Cannes, Sundance, Venice and Clermont Ferrand Film Festivals. “Stray Dolls”, a feature film she produced and co-wrote with director Sonejuhi Sinha premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2019. This film project was a recipient of the Tribeca All Access Grant, Jerome Foundation Grant, IWC Schaffhausen award.