Claire Oakley

Writer / Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Associate Agent: Jennifer Thomas

Film, TV & Theatre

Claire is in post-production on her debut feature 'Make Up’ which has been made with the BFI, BBC Films and Creative England via the iFeatures scheme. 

Claire's four short films have played at more than 50 festivals worldwide and have been awarded multiple prizes. Her previous work also includes a short documentary about soprano Pumeza Matshikiza and an essay film shot entirely underwater, which she produced.

Claire started her career assisting directors including John Crowley and Bernard Rose while working as a script reader. In 2014 she co-founded Cinesisters a peer-to-peer mentoring group for female directors.

Claire is currently writing a feature adaptation of Tessa Hadley’s short story, 'The Swan' which has been developed with Torino Lab, Creative England and the BFI. She is also developing a BFI-backed adaptation of Laura Kaye’s debut novel, 'English Animals', with screenwriter Emily Marcuson. 

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)