Clare Sturges is an award-winning director and experienced senior copywriter. Her career spans marketing and advertising, independent film, factual TV and magazine publishing. Clare works with some of the world's best-known brands through creative agencies as a freelance copywriter, scriptwriter and director. She is an Associate Member of BAFTA and qualified with the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
In 2018 and 2019 Clare wrote and directed narrative short The Arborist through the BFI.Network, and she completed documentary shorts for charities Mencap and Age Cymru. She has been shadowing director Euros Lyn since 2017: on Ch4 mini-series Kiri, Jack Thorne’s BBC adaptation of His Dark Materials and Film4 feature Dream Horse. Clare is the recipient of a Diverse Cymru bursary in partnership with Screen Skills and the High-end TV Levy Fund, and a training grant from the Welsh Broadcasting Trust.
Clare won the BAFTA Cymru Breakthrough Award for her documentary Sexwork Love & Mr Right in 2015. She won the BAFTA Cymru Short Film Award 2016 for My Brief Eternity, which was nominated for awards at London Short Film Festival and the UK Film Festival. My Brief Eternity was longlisted for a British Independent Film Award in 2016 and the EE BAFTA for British Short Film 2017.