iFeatures In Production project
Set on a remote caravan park in Cornwall, MAKE UP follows 19-year-old Ruth as she moves in with her boyfriend and is gradually drawn into a mysterious obsession when she suspects he has been cheating on her.
Claire Oakley (Writer/Director)
Claire is a writer/director based in London. Alongside her iFeatures project, she is developing a feature adaptation of Tessa Hadley’s short story, THE SWAN, which was developed through Torino Lab and Creative England, and is co-directing a BFI-backed documentary that follows a couple as one of them becomes a cyborg.
Previously Claire has made four award-winning short films which have played at more than 50 festivals worldwide including BFI London Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival, and has directed a short documentary for Universal Music about soprano, Pumeza Matshikiza, which premiered on Nowness. Recently Claire produced an experimental film, Waterfall, which was shot entirely underwater and won Best Short at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.
Claire has an MA in English Literature and previously worked as a script reader for companies such as the UK Film Council, BBC Films, Focus Features and Studio Canal, as well as assisting director John Crowley on BOY A and IS ANYBODY THERE?
Visit Claire’s website. You can view a clip from TRACKS, which was commissioned by Rankin Film Production’s Collabor8te scheme below.
Emily Morgan (Producer)
Emily Morgan is a London-based producer developing a slate of projects through her company Quiddity Films, with support from a BFI Vision Award.
She won an Outstanding Debut BAFTA and BIFA for Breakthrough Producer for I AM NOT A WITCH, a UK-French-Zambian-German co-production written and directed by Runagno Nyoni that premiered in Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes 2017 and went on to screen at TIFF and Sundance.
Previously, Emily was an in-house Producer at UK independent distributor Soda Pictures and she started her film career in distribution at Studio Canal and as a freelancer for companies such as The Bureau, Hot Property Films and Steel Mill Pictures. Her production credits include INVENTION by Mark Lewis, WEEKEND by Andrew Haigh, IDENTICALS by Simon Pummell, INNOCENCE OF MEMORIES by Grant Gee and GOZO by Miranda Bowen.