Clare Sladden


Untitled Series – Writer – Jungle Entertainment / STAN

Untitled Series – Writer – Jungle Entertainment / Future Shack / STAN / CW / Roku


Clare Sladden is a Meeanjin/Brisbane-based writer and director with a passion for female-driven stories. Her credits include NCIS: Sydney (ESA & Paramount+), Eden, (Every Cloud Productions & STAN), and Winding Road, a narrative podcast funded by Audible and Screen Queensland which she wrote, directed and co-produced. Clare also wrote two episodes of the Wentworth podcast (Fremantle Media & Audible).

In 2020, Clare was selected for the prestigious SPA Ones to Watch program — in 2021 she was chosen as the successful participant of Screen Queensland’s ‘Bradford Winters Lab’, a program specifically designed to facilitate emerging showrunners — and in 2022, Clare was named on Inside Film’s ‘Rising Talent’ list.

Currently Clare is in development on two projects with Jungle and season two of NCIS Sydney. She has several original projects in various stages of development and has previously received development funding through joint Stan/Screen Queensland initiative.

Clare’s first feature-length screenplay, Always the Dressmaker, was a finalist in the prestigious Cinestory Fellowship in 2014, and since then Clare has won and placed in various international screenwriting competitions, including being a semi-finalist in the Academy Nicholl with her award-winning screenplay, Broken Head.

Her three short films, which she wrote, directed, and produced, have all screened at Academy-accredited festivals — and her award-winning web-series Freudian Slip, which has half a million views on YouTube, was nominated for a 2018 AWGIE.

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