Michael A. Charles has no education past high school, but lately he’s been making a precarious living as a marketing writer and creator of animated ads.

Previously he worked as a convenience store clerk, a computer help desk guy in a government office, and in two different porn stores.

For over a decade Michael was the singer and guitarist for the band known as Sea Water Bliss, whom there is no reason for you ever to have heard of. To the extent that Sea Water Bliss are known at all it is probably for their rock opera 404 and this low-budget music video.

Michael’s best-known creation as a filmmaker is Garson Hampfield, Crossword Inker. His other videos and ads can be browsed by clicking “Gallery” on the menu above.

Michael grew up in Prince Albert and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and moved in 2012 to the Vancouver area.