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
BFI, Redbreast Productions
Feature adaptation of Laura Kaye’s novel being written by Emily Marcuson, in development with the BFI.
BFI, Quiddity Films
Feature in development with the BFI and developed through Torino AdaptLab
BBC Films, BFI, Creative England, iFeatures, Quiddity Films
Debut feature in post production
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
Working Title, Quiddity Films
Winner of Film London’s 'Best of Boroughs' Jury Award (2012)
Winner of Best Personal Narrative at Amsterdam Film Festival (2011)