Claudia Pickering is an Australian writer, director & actor.
A triple threat…Claudia’s extraordinary portfolio, consisting of web series, shorts and features, blur the boundaries of filmmaking and highlight how versatile & successful her career has been so far.
Claudia’s feature film Frisky is under option with Jungle Entertainment to develop a television series based on screenplay, characters and the Frisky world. Claudia’s debut feature film Frisky enjoyed enormous success in the US and Canada gathering multiple nominations and awards at many film festivals across the territories.
She is currently developing a television comedy, Downline, with Swedlove Productions in the US and has completed a Director’s Attachment on Bad Mothers, produced by Jungle Entertainment. Claudia has other projects in various stages of development through her company, Cliff House Productions.
Pickering directed web series Resting Pitch Face starring Nakkiah Lui (Black Comedy), Bridie Connell (Tonightly) and Emily Havea (Bell Shakespeare). She won the 2015 Tropfest Tropvine competition with a stop-motion animation of a giraffe telling a dad joke; was shortlisted for Tropfest 2015 with her dark comedy about food fraud Potluck Starring Adam Spencer (Sleek Geeks) and Emma Leonard (800 Words); and regularly creates sketches with her comedy troupe, Frothpocalypse.
Cheetah Airways, a six-part online series recently received development funding from Screen Australia. Claudia, fresh off the back of her web series Resting Pitch Face, will write, direct and produce this project. She will be joined by the Forthpocalypse team, Emma Leonard as writer/producer, Prudence Vindin as writer, Catherine van der Rijt as producer and Luke Eve (High Life) as executive producer.
Claudia also stars in Jungle Entertainment’s short film, The Hitchhiker, which will screen at the Sydney and St Kilda Film Festivals and is directed by Adele Vuko and co-starring Liv Hewson, Brooke Satchwell and Christiaan Van Vuuren.