This Friday, I’m Charlie Walker is scheduled to hit select theaters and VOD Nationwide. I had the pleasure of sitting down with the writer/director of the film Patrick Giles.
SYNOPSIS: Based on a true story, Mike Colter stars as trucking and construction entrepreneur Charlie Walker. In 1971, two oil tankers violently collided off the San Francisco Coast spilling millions of gallons of crude oil creating an environmental disaster.
When you watch the film, you can’t help but be enamored by Charlie Walker, the person. He was that entrepreneur before it was even a thing. However, Walker had to work twice as hard as anyone else because of the color of his skin. I was blown away by this story and Mike Colter’s performance as Charlie. After the film is over, you will walk away diving deeper into the fascinating story of Charlie.
I sat down with director Patrick Giles to ask him about what made him want to write and direct the project, casting Mike Colter, and the obstacles of creating 1971 San Francisco.