Charles Cadkin (b. 1994) was raised outside of Chicago. He is an analog filmmaker and photographer working with film, video and sound in various modes of theatrical exhibition, performance and installation. His work explores isolation and his narrative projects often concern nihilistic surrealism while his documentaries are interested in a form of cinéma vérité filmmaking and ethical realism. He holds a BS in Cinema and Photography from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY.