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 has also been working for various brands and organisations including Google and is writing a new feature with the support of CreateNSW. 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.
Claudia started her career as an actor which lead to writing comedy sketches. She has written, produced, directed and performed in multiple projects, with many more in the pipeline including feature films and television projects that are currently in script development.
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. A born filmmaker, Frisky was Written, Directed, Produced by Pickering and also saw her play a leading role. The future of the Frisky world is bright with Jungle now going into development with Pickering on the characters and world she created. Creator of the FreshFlix Film Festival, various short films, web series and other projects, Claudia also has feature and television projects in various stages of development.
Pickering is one of the founding partners of FreshFlix film festival and emerging filmmakers’ conference, which brings indie film, art and music together in Sydney (partnering with Vivid Ideas) and Los Angeles (partnering with Australians In Film). Pickering has recently directed 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.