Faded Neon Films is a boutique production company challenging stigmas and championing outcasts through bold cinematic stories.

Founded and run by writer/director Charli Whatley and creative director Toby Anthonisz.

Faded Neon Films has 3 core aims -

to help enable underrepresented voices tell authentic stories, recognising the transformational power of feeling seen on screen.

to bring a diverse range of collaborators into projects to help underrepresented groups develop their careers in film.

to protect artistic intentions and more experimental ideas that may go against mainstream conventions of cinema


We can create a wide range of content with experience across independent filmmaking, documentary, music video, artist film, videography, social media and digital content. 

Charli has a chronic neurological illness and she and Toby are a disabled and carer team working with an interdependent model. Between them they have a diverse skillset as well a network of talent from underrepresented backgrounds to bring on board larger projects.

Faded Neon Films own a small professional kit for videography and smaller productions, including a BlackMagic Pocket Cinema 4K camera.


Drawing on our experience with disability, chronic illness, mental illness and caring responsibilities, we have been developing ways for productions to be more accessible. Click here to read more.