Claire Oakley

Writer / Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Associate Agent: Jennifer Thomas

Film, TV & Theatre

Claire is a writer and director based in London. She is currently in post production on her debut feature, ‘Make Up', produced by the BFI, BBC Films and Creative England through their iFeatures initiative. Claire is developing three other features with the BFI: 'The Swan' is an adaptation of Tessa Hadley’s short story and was developed through Torino Lab, 'English Animals' is an adaptation of Laura Kaye’s debut novel being written by Emily Marcuson, and Claire is co-directing BFI-backed documentary, 'My Husband The Cyborg'.

Claire’s award-winning short films have played at more than 50 festivals worldwide and are known for their subtle storytelling and striking visuals. Claire has an MA in English Literature from Edinburgh University, where she specialised in Gothic fiction. She assisted director John Crowley on ‘Boy A' and ‘Is Anybody There?' and worked as a script reader for companies such as the UK Film Council, BBC Films, Focus Features, Working Title Films and Studio Canal. In 2014 she co-founded Cinesisters, a collective of female directors. www.claireoakley.com 

 

In Development

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MY HUSBAND THE CYBORG

2019

BFI, Rubber Stamp Films

Documentary feature in development with the BFI.

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)