Charles Knight (filmmaker)

Charles Knight
A short rest during filming
Born1967 (age 53–54)
Eltham, Taranaki, New Zealand
Other namesTankboy
Years active1987—present

Charles Knight (nicknamed "Tankboy") (born 1967) is a New Zealand filmmaker.


Life and career

In his late teens, Knight left New Zealand and moved to London, where he started work in the film and television industry. In his filmmaking career, Knight worked as a stunt driver, armorer, pyro-technician, editor, post supervisor, producer and writer.

Over the last 10 years, Knight has worked primarily as a producer for US studios, namely Starz Entertainment and Disney.[1][2]

He developed a keen interest in action drama during his time working with Koichi Sakamoto on the Disney series Power Rangers.[3]

More recently, Knight has been co-producing with filmmakers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi and is a member of the PGA (Producers Guild of America).[2][4]


A selection of Knight's work.[1][5]

Personal life

Knight is a military vehicle enthusiast, a gun collector and pyrotechnic specialist.[2]

In October 2009, Knight was involved in an incident involving one of his military vehicles. While taking a tank for a spin, a friend accidentally got injured when the tanks turret turned and squashed her, breaking four of her ribs.[6]

In January 2011, Knight lead a team for his first try at the CannonBall Run car rally in Auckland, New Zealand. His team, "Team Tankboy" took third place. The vehicle they entered into the rally was an ex-US Army Humvee, making it the first time a Humvee had been used on the CannonBall Run.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b "Charles Knight (III)" . IMDb. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Charles Knight - Producer and Filmmaker" . kiwifilms. Archived from the original on 2018-02-07. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Tankboy TV Series (2009– )" . IMDb. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Charles Knight's Resume" . IMDb Pro.
  5. ^ West, D. (19 May 2009). "Music Composer for Fox TV's "House" and His Company JECO Music, Debut New Online Premium Music Library, "The Score"" . Digital Content Producer. Archived from the original on 30 December 2010. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  6. ^ Nash, Kieran (18 October 2009). "Tank mishap injures mum" . The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  7. ^ Peach, Margaux (24 January 2011). "Team Tankboy Takes Third Place: CannonBall Run 2011" . Express Press Release. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  8. ^ "CannonBall Run 2011 Winners" . Auckland MotorSports. Archived from the original on 2011-04-20. Retrieved 29 January 2011.

External links

Categories: Living people | New Zealand film producers | New Zealand screenwriters | Male screenwriters | New Zealand stunt performers | New Zealand filmmakers | 1967 births | People from Eltham, New Zealand

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