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 here. You can view Tracks, which was commissioned by Rankin Film Production's Collabor8te scheme below.
Emily Morgan (Producer)
Emily Morgan is an in-house producer at UK/ Canadian distributor Soda Pictures where she is developing a diverse slate of narrative fiction, documentary and artist films, with partners across the world. She joined Soda in 2014 to work on Invention by Mark Lewis, setting up the project in Paris, Toronto and São Paulo. The feature premiered at the Toronto Film Festival 2015 and screened at the Berlinale.
Previously, Emily worked at Studio Canal, Hot Property Films and as a freelancer for Steel Mill Pictures, The Bureau and Partizan. Emily’s feature credits include Andrew Haigh’s Weekend, Simon Pummell’s Brand New-U (Edinburgh 2015) and Grant Gee’s Innocence of Memories (Venice 2015). Emily has produced numerous short films, including Physics and Tracks by Claire Oakley and The Mass of Men by Gabriel Gauchet, which went on to win Locarno’s Pardino de Oro and 74 other international awards at 150 festivals.
Emily has a Producing MA from the NFTS, a BA in Spanish and Portuguese and has participated in the Rotterdam Producers’ Lab, Cannes Producers’ Network and Berlinale Talents. She was featured as a Screen International Star of Tomorrow 2015.
Visit the Soda Pictures website here.
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