Charlie Lyne

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Charlie Lyne (born 15 August 1991) is a British film critic and filmmaker, best known for the films Beyond Clueless and Fear Itself.[1]


Lyne established the movie blog Ultra Culture in 2008, at the age of 16. Ultra Culture was known for its chatty style, strong opinions[2] and concise pop cultural commentary.[3]

In 2010, Lyne joined the BBC programme Film 2010. Host Claudia Winkleman approached him using Twitter, saying that she was 'obsessed'[4] with his website and that she would 'bloody kill'[5] for him to be on the show. Lyne left the show after one season.[6]

Lyne's debut film Beyond Clueless premiered at SXSW in 2014.[7]

His second, Fear Itself, debuted on the BBC iPlayer in October 2015.[8]

In 2016, Lyne crowd-funded a 607-minute film of white paint drying on a brick wall[9] to be submitted to the British Board of Film Classification in a protest against censorship and mandatory classification.[10] On 26 January 2016, the film was given a U rating for 'no material likely to offend or harm'.[11]



  1. ^ "Charlie Lyne". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  2. ^ "The teen bloggers who took over the internet". The Guardian. 9 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Ultra Culture: The UK's Leading Film Blog". i-D. 28 June 2010. Archived from the original on 8 August 2010.
  4. ^ I am um, obsessed by your website. Please can you DM me a phone number or email. Sorry. Have a question..... @claudiawinkel
  5. ^ CORRECT. I'd bloody KILL for you to do our show. KILL. right. night night. @claudiawinkel
  6. ^ "Charlie Lyne - Ultra Culture". IDOL Magazine. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Beyond Clueless". South by Southwest. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  8. ^ "BBC - Fear Itself - Media Centre". BBC. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Make the Censors Watch Paint Drying". Kickstarter. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  10. ^ "I'm making the UK's film censorship board watch paint dry, for ten hours, starting right now! AMA.". Reddit. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  11. ^ "A filmmaker trolled the British film board with an unbelievably long movie of paint drying". The Washington Post. Retrieved 9 September 2016.

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