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.
Clare’s feature, Broken Head, won the inaugural Byron Bay Film Festival International Screenplay Competition, was a semifinalist in the 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowship, and was selected to attend the 2016 Cinestory Fellowship Retreat, where she was mentored by Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Meg LeFauve (Inside Out).
Clare’s debut short film, Consent, which she wrote, directed & produced, has screened nationally and internationally, most notably at the 2017 Palm Springs International ShortFest, the 2018 Cleveland International Film Festival, and the Freshflix/G’Day LA Emerging Filmmakers Conference. Consent has been awarded an IndieFest Award of Excellence, a Gold Remi, and the WIFT Award at Freshflix/Vivid. Clare’s web series, Freudian Slip was nominated for ‘best Australian comedy’ at the Melbourne Webfest, won Best Comedy Web Series at the Gold Coast Film Festival, and Clare received an AWGIE nomination for her writing. Clare’s short film, The Men That Come, premiered at the Academy Award-accredited St Kilda Film Festival in June 2019.
Clare has a number of her own projects in various stages of development and her original project The Lead, was recently selected by Screen Queensland and STAN for development.