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Claire Tailyour

Director

Agent

Hannah Boulton

Claire Tailyour is an award winning writer and director of documentary and drama. She studied at USC School of Cinematic Arts and started her career as a self-shooting producer-director for the BBC whilst she made her own drama shorts. She was a Sundance International Scriptwriter Semi-finalist ’15, and a Semi-finalist for The Academy Awards’ Nicholl Fellowship ’08 for her feature script Turnpike.

TV & FILM AS DIRECTOR

WILD BILL 2019
42MP/Anonymous Content/Shiver/ITV – 6×60′
Second Unit Director

BELITTLED (short film) 2019
Slackwire Films. ARRI Challenge Alexa winner 2018.
Writer and Director

HOLLYOAKS 2017-2018
Lime Pictures/Channel 4 – 31×23′
Director

HOLLYOAKS 2016
Lime Pictures/Channel 4 – 1×23′
Single camera drama as part of the Directors UK scheme.

LIFE, DEATH AND CHEERLEADING 2016
BBC – 1×30′
30′ documentary for the BBC’s 100 Women season about a group of cheerleading Grandmas in Arizona.
Screened: AFI Docs and Underwire Film Festival

THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS OF DHAKA 2016
BBC – 1×30′
Self-shooting Director
Broadcast: BBC, BBC World, Newsnight and PBS.
Nominee: Best Investigative Documentary Asian Media Awards ’16.

WORKING LIVES: BERLIN 2015
BBC World News – 1×30′
Self-shooting Director

WORKING LIVES: TOKYO’S WOMEN 2015
BBC World News – 1×30′
Self-shooting Director

SINGAPORE AT 50 2015
BBC – 1×45′

RUBY’S SKIN (short film) 2013 -2014
Sundance London/Langham – 1×14′
Writer and Director
Starring: Olivia Cooke (Me & Earl & the Dying Girl), John Bowe (The Hour, Silent Witness).
Funded by Sundance London/Langham. Screened: Buffalo Film Fest ’14 (Best International Short), Eerie Horror Festival ’14 (Best Actress), London Independent Film Festival ’14, Sci Fi London Film Festival ’14.

WITNESS MONTHLY 2014
BBC – 8x 30′
Pilot episode which was then commissioned into a monthly history series.

IMPRESSIONS
Los Angeles Film Collective / WNET 13 PBS – 1×10′
February 2009

SILENCE
University of Southern California – 1×12′
January – June 2007
Fantasy horror written by Nicole Phillips (The Blacklist – Bad Robot)
Screened: St. Petersburg, Eerie Horror, Nickel Independent, Strasbourg International and First Look LA.

SELECTED PROMOS, COMMERCIALS, AND RADIO

BARCLAYS (2016)
3×1′
Short series of docu-commercials for Barclays.

LOVE LOATHE (2015)
Megan Henwood/Dharma Records
1×4′ music video

STEAMPUNK REVOLUTION (2014)
Lancia commercial – 1×6′
Commercial documentary for Lancia about urban culture in London.

WITNESS (2013-2014)
BBC – 60×4′
Flagship history and Sony award-winning radio programme commissioned into a television series. Shot in USA, Asia and Europe.

THE ADVENTURES OF MACKENZIE BLUE (2008)
Washington Square Arts/Buzz Marketing- 10×2′
Writer
Writing a web series based on the tween novels by Tina Wells. Based in Los Angeles.

JUST AROUND THE CORNER (2008)
Heineken/Low Stars – 1×4′ music video
Directing folk super group Low Stars and a large team on this $40k music video

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