Claire Oakley

Writer and Director


About me

Claire is a writer and director based in London. Her first feature Make Up has been greenlit by Creative England and BBC Films' iFeatures scheme and will shoot later this year. She has also been developing a feature adaptation of Tessa Hadley’s short story, The Swan, with Torino Lab and Creative England. Claire's award-winning short films have played at more than 50 festivals including the BFI London Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival: Kids and Austin Film Festival, and are known for their subtle storytelling and striking visuals. Recently, she produced Tom Lock-Griffith's essay film Waterfall, which examines the landscape of grief and was shot entirely underwater. Claire co-founded Cinesisters, a collective of female directors, and frequently works as a researcher for commercials directors and production companies.

Locked Pro Plan feature


  • Writing
  • Directing
  • Film



English Literature MA

Edinburgh University

Sep 2001 - Jun 2005