Claire Oakley

Writer / Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Associate Agent: Jennifer Thomas

Film, TV & Theatre

Claire Oakley is a filmmaker from London. Her debut feature Make Up will be released by Curzon Artificial Eye in the summer and stars Bafta-winner Molly Windsor (BBC's Three Girls). The film was produced by the BFI, BBC Films and Creative England through the iFeatures scheme and is currently playing at festivals including SXSW, Rotterdam International Film Festival and BFI London Film Festival.

Claire's four short films have played at more than 50 festivals worldwide and have picked up several prizes  internationally. She has been commissioned by the Wellcome Trust, Film London, Rankin and Universal Music and her previous work also includes an essay film shot entirely underwater, which she produced.

Claire was chosen as a Screen Star of Tomorrow, 2019 and is a graduate of Torino Film Lab, BFI Network, EIFF Talent Lab and iFeatures. In 2014 she co-founded Cinesisters a peer-to-peer mentoring group for female directors. She is currently developing several feature films and a TV series. You can see more of her work on her website www.claireoakley.com  

In Development

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ENGLISH ANIMALS

2019

BFI, Redbreast Productions

Feature adaptation of Laura Kaye’s novel being written by Emily Marcuson, in development with the BFI.

THE SWAN

2019

BFI, Quiddity Films

Feature in development with the BFI and developed through Torino AdaptLab

Film

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MAKE UP

2019

BBC Films, BFI, Creative England, iFeatures, Quiddity Films

Debut feature in post production

Short Films

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2016

Decca, Universal Music

Documentary about South African soprano Pumeza Matshikiza

TRACKS

2014

Rankin Film Productions, Quiddity Films

Winner of ‘Best Director’ at Underwire Film Festival (2014), Special Mention at London Short Film Festival (2014), nominated for the Channel 4 Award for Innovative Storytelling (2014).

JAMES

2014

Welcome Trust

Commissioned by the Wellcome Trust

PHYSICS

2012

Working Title, Quiddity Films

Winner of Film London’s 'Best of Boroughs' Jury Award (2012)

BEAUTIFUL ENOUGH

2011

Winner of Best Personal Narrative at Amsterdam Film Festival (2011)