Clare is a two-times Welsh BAFTA-winning writer and director drawn to compelling, emotive stories that speak to our shared humanity. An avid reader turned film-lover, she employs storytelling techniques common to literature, stage and screen to create authentic, memorable, visually rich films.
In 2015 Clare won the BAFTA Cymru Breakthrough Award for her longform factual film Sexwork Love & Mr Right. In 2016 she won the BAFTA Cymru Short Film Award for her documentary My Brief Eternity, which was nominated for Best Documentary Short at the London Short Film Festival and Best Short Documentary at the UK Film Festival. The film was also longlisted for a British Independent Film Award and EE BAFTA in 2017.
Clare's work has screened at international festivals including Ireland's Academy-qualifying Foyle Film Festival, Los Angeles Women's Independent Film Festival, London's East End Film Festival and the Women’s International Film Festival in Hollywood. It has found international distribution through public service broadcaster ABC Australia, ViaVision and iTunes. Clare is currently directing a narrative short through the BFI.Network scheme and her first feature with Severn Screen, plus documentary shorts for charity clients.
Clare’s broad experience spans English language teaching, magazine journalism, marketing communications, advertising and film. She has worked with some of the world's best-known brands through creative agencies in the UK as a copywriter, scriptwriter and director. She is an Associate Member of BAFTA, a regular Welsh BAFTA judge and qualified with the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Clare is based in Cardiff, Wales.