Charles Dewandeler wants to entertain you. Born and raised in the suburbs of Metro Detroit, he grew up on a healthy diet of Disney cartoons, Saturday Night Live, and movies directed by Charlie Chaplin, Mel Brooks, and Steven Spielberg.
At the age of 9, he attempted to animate his own Little Mermaid cartoon but was disappointed with the final product. This challenge caused him to adopt a new dream... become the next Steven Spielberg.
By the 5th grade, Charles was writing, directing, and editing his own live action short films and sketch comedy videos. In addition, he was writing and drawing his own comic books.
Following his graduation from Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts (TV Production), Charles obtained a Bachelors Degree from Wayne State University majoring in TV and Film. While attending WSU, he worked at his hometown television station - Clinton Township Television (CTTV). There he honed his craft as a director and editor, on talk shows, music performances, news segments, and other programs.
In 2008, Charles moved to Los Angeles, CA, not knowing anyone in the entertainment industry and starting from square one. Within a few short months, Charles landed one of his most enjoyable gigs - editing the hit standup comedy show “Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment” for the Starz network.
Inspired by Mel Brook's satire movies, Charles directed his own feature film “Parody Movie” and release it on Amazon Prime and Tubi. Shortly thereafter he launched the YouTube channel Spoof Troupe. This allowed him to produce sketch comedy videos in the style of “Saturday Night Live", amassing over 38 million views online.
Never losing his fondness for comic books, he wrote the first issue of "MotorCity Saint" inspired by Detroit's real life superhero who visits kids in hospitals. He also wrote "Ghost Wranglers" about a team of southern ghost hunters.
Meanwhile, Charles continued writing screenplays (12 in total) and has since turned 3 of them into novels, including the supernatural/thriller "Black Ice", the romantic comedy "Upon A Time", and the action packed "Frank Kennedy: Operation Freedom." He wrote a book about the history of superheroes in pop culture called, "Superheroes, Their Movies, And Why We Love Them." He also created and wrote the children's book "Dallas DoGood: Goes Swimming".
To date, Charles has directed over 100 YouTube videos and short films, the feature film "Parody Movie", and edited several TV shows. His most recent credits include season 2 of “The Kindness Diaries” for Netflix and an episode of “The Wall” for NBC.
Dallas DoGood is everyone's favorite friendly puppy. After performing an act of kindness for someone else, Dallas receives an act of kindness in return, and shows children the positive effect of doing good deeds.
In his first adventure, Dallas DoGood swims in the ocean and is pursued by a hungry shark!
This book is the perfect tool for opening a dialogue with your child about the importance of being kind to others.
Created and Written by Charles Dewandeler
Art by Gustyawan
"Dallas DoGood Goes Swimming is a solid story with a relatable message for Pre-schoolers and Kindergarteners on empathy and kindness."
- Mary Ellen Wojciechowski, Educator K-12
"Dallas DoGood was a fun filled read to my toddler. It had lessons about listening, adventure, bravery, and being kind. Dallas DoGood is also very adorable. My daughter can't take her eyes off the colorful illustrations."
- Cat Navarro Lee
"My two sons and I really enjoyed it. It's a wonderful story of kindness among strangers and the exact sort of story we all need right now."
Frank Kennedy is the hero America needs right now. He defeated the terrorist organization il-Liberta ten years ago but today they're back and planning an attack on US soil. The CIA must now coax Frank out of retirement, so he can venture to Iran and infiltrate il-Liberta, in order to prevent the destruction of a major US city.
Awakening from a 200 year sleeping spell, Anna must adapt to modern culture and combat an evil witch, in order to protect a handsome stranger.
Charles Dewandeler's new novella "Upon A Time" is a modern-day fairytale packed with drama, comedy, magic, and romance. It is available now for only $2.99 USD on Kindle, Apple Books, and other eBook distributors worldwide.
After an evil spirit kills his wife, southern animal trapper Jim Dude becomes a ghost hunter. Teaming with cousin Chester (an inventor), friend Shirlene (a skeptical reporter) and ghost wife Annabelle, Jim Dude and his Ghost Wranglers hunt evil spirits.
"The best new comic book in 20 years!" A supernatural adventure which treads the fine line between humor and despair.
Amazon Readers agree, "Awesome!" "I loved Ghost Wranglers!" "Perfect for someone looking for something new!"
The incredible 80+ year history of superheroes in comic books and film. Featuring shocking behind the scenes stories of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Stan Lee, and much more!
This book answers all the age-old questions! Is Superman the first superhero? What would Marvel be without Stan Lee? Why did movie studios reject Batman in the 80's? What happened to James Cameron's Spider-Man movie? Who's winning the war between DC and Marvel? And who is the most popular superhero?
Executive Producer of the Batman films, Michael E. Uslan writes, "Charles Dewandeler's book was a Batastic read... told with a love for all these great super-heroes who comprise the world's modern day mythology."
Paperback copies of the book are available in full color from BarnesandNoble.com, eBooks are available on Kindle and other popular eBook providers.
Every year, 800 Americans are killed (and thousands more injured) in accidents caused by cold weather. But what if these accidents aren't accidents at all?
In this thrilling novel by Charles Dewandeler, a small midwest town is threatened by a dark force killing its residents. The mysterious deaths of his sister and his best friend, motivates a local teenager (Rob) to stop the devastation by any means necessary... even if it means putting his life on the line!
Amazon readers describe the book as, "A fast-paced, page-turner" and "Amazing book kept me on my toes." The only book which is scary, sexy, funny and could save your life! This supernatural, thriller is intended for ages 17+ and is available in paperback through Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com. The eBook is available through several popular eBook providers.
Frustrated with his struggling acting career, Jake finally makes the leap from understudy to star of the play, after kidnapping the lead actor.
This comedy short film by Charles Dewandeler is a proof-of-concept for a feature.
Official selection of 5 film festivals in 2020.
TAKE ME BACK
Take Me Back
News reporter Trevor investigates a series of alien abductions in New Mexico and discovers a group of abductees who wish to be abducted again.
This comedy short film by Charles Dewandeler is a proof-of-concept for a feature, produced in the style of a mockumentary. It is available for free on Spoof Troupe's YouTube channel.
Wannabe director David and his cocky, best-friend Curt set out to produce the greatest spoof movie ever!!! But they have no money and no script! This doesn't stop them from spoofing the greatest movies of all time! Superheroes, Pirates and Wizards beware, 'Parody Movie' is going to rock your Universe!!!
This hilarious feature film written and directed by Charles Dewandeler, was filmed almost entirely in Metro Detroit, Michigan. "Parody Movie" is currently FREE on Tubi and Amazon Prime!
This comic book created by Charles Dewandeler and Kevin Bruinsma features the origin of MotorCity Saint, Detroit's own superhero! Artwork by Paul D. London. Paperback copies are currently only available at autograph signings. The eBook is available around the World on Kindle and ComiXology.
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