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Clare Macdonald

Writer & Director

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsWriter - Director - Senior Copywriter

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About me

I am a writer and director, creating ideas to brief, from concept to finish. I work well in teams and alone as required. I am solutions-orientated, never fazed by feedback, rethinking and redrafts. I grew up in France, read classics at Oxford and worked in the City, before retraining in film and scriptwriting at the National Film and Television School, where my short film Death of a Pet got me a NFTS Star of Tomorrow award at BAFTA. I have written and developed concepts for projects ranging from bands to fashion labels, government departments and large corporates. My experience developing, pitching, reporting on portfolios to clients, and roadshow running for emerging markets funds, has given me lasting skills to translate complex concepts into understandable language across sectors. For me, it all about addressing the audience. I also enjoy comedy and continue to write for tv and performance.

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Skills

  • Screenwriting
  • Directing
  • Ad Copywriting
  • Treatment Writing
  • Advertising
  • Copywriting
  • Writing
  • Pitching
  • Bespoke Training
  • Creative Workshops

Work history

Currently

Senior Copywriter

DPP Media

Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I work as a copy and script writer for clients and briefs as diverse as government departments, utilities and luxury consumer. I work fast, to brief, balancing and accommodating the requirements of multiple stakeholders with professional calm. References on request.

2016

Senior Copywriter

MAAN

Oct 2016 - Oct 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Fashion story writer for the MAAN Luxury swimwear label SS17 lookbook. I also wrote the collection's press release. References on request

2016

Trainer

Architecture Association

Feb 2010 - May 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I led Creative Workshops in writing, idea generation, filmmaking and analysis over a period of 6 years for multiple generations of foundation students.

Education

2014

Screenwriting

The National Film and Television School

Nov 2011 - Feb 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • MA Screenwriting, Writer/Director 2 award winning short films, comedy