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 Quiddity Films and iFeatures with the support of the BFI, BBC Films and Creative England. It is currently playing at festivals including SXSW, BFI London Film Festival and Rotterdam International 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 Claire’s work on her website www.claireoakley.com
BFI, Redbreast Productions
Feature adaptation of Laura Kaye’s novel co-written with Emily Marcuson, in development with the BFI.
BBC Films, BFI, Creative England, iFeatures, Quiddity Films
Debut feature released in the UK on 31st July 2020 by Curzon Artificial Eye
Decca, Universal Music
Documentary about South African soprano Pumeza Matshikiza
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).
Commissioned by the Wellcome Trust
Film London, Quiddity Films, Tomboy Films, Working Title Films
Winner of Film London’s 'Best of Boroughs' Jury Award (2012)
Winner of Best Personal Narrative at Amsterdam Film Festival (2011)