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Claire Tailyour

About Claire Tailyour

Claire Tailyour is an award-winning writer and director of drama and documentary. Her debut feature script Mother Wild won BAFTA Rocliffe Features and PAGE Awards in 2020. She studied at USC School of Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles and was a Sundance International Scriptwriter Semi-finalist ’15 and a Semi-finalist for The Academy Awards’ Nicholl Fellowship ’08 for her feature script Turnpike Princess.

 

In Development

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • THE WIVES
    • GAUMONT
    • Lead Director

TV

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • PHOENIX RISE
    • BBC/BBC iPlayer 13×30’
    • Lead Director
    • GET EVEN 2021
    • BBC/Netflix 4 x 30'
    • Lead Director
    • DECEIT 2020
    • Story Films/Channel 4 4x60'
    • 2nd Unit Director
    • MOTHER WILD
    • Rocliffe Limited - Feature
    • Writer & Director | Project In Development | Winner of BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Film 2020 | Grand Prize Winner of 2020 Page Award
    • MOVING ON 11 2019
    • LA Productions/BBC One 1x45'
    • Director | BAFTA Nominated Series
    • WILD BILL 2019
    • 42MP/Anonymous Content/Shiver/ITV - 6x60'
    • 2nd Unit Director
    • BELITTLED (short film) 2019
    • Slackwire Films. ARRI Challenge Alexa winner 2018.
    • Writer and Director
    • HOLLYOAKS 2016-2018
    • Lime Pictures/Channel 4 - 31x23'
    • Director
    • LIFE, DEATH AND CHEERLEADING 2016
    • BBC - 1x30'
    • 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 - 1x30'
    • Self-shooting Director | Broadcast: BBC, BBC World, Newsnight and PBS. | Nominee: Best Investigative Documentary Asian Media Awards '16.
    • WORKING LIVES: BERLIN and WORKING LIVES: TOKYO'S WOMEN 2015
    • BBC World News - 2x30'
    • Self-shooting Director
    • SINGAPORE AT 50 2015
    • BBC - 1x45'
    • RUBY’S SKIN (short film) 2013 -2014
    • Sundance London/Langham - 1x14'
    • 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 (Feb 2009)
    • Los Angeles Film Collective / WNET 13 PBS – 1x10'
    • SILENCE
    • University of Southern California - 1x12'
    • Fantasy horror written by Nicole Phillips (The Blacklist - Bad Robot) Screened: St. Petersburg, Eerie Horror, Nickel Independent, Strasbourg International and First Look LA.

Film

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • BARCLAYS (2016)
    • Short series of docu-commercials for Barclays.
    • LOVE LOATHE (2015)
    • Megan Henwood/Dharma Records
    • 1x4' music video
    • STEAMPUNK REVOLUTION (2014)
    • Lancia commercial - 1x6'
    • Commercial documentary for Lancia about urban culture in London.
    • WITNESS (2013-2014)
    • BBC - 60x4'
    • 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- 10x2'
    • Writing a web series based on the tween novels by Tina Wells. Based in Los Angeles.
    • JUST AROUND THE CORNER (2008)
    • Heineken/Low Stars – 1x4' music video
    • Directing folk super group Low Stars and a large team on this $40k music video