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Routes to Success: Becoming a Screen Star

Claire Oakley’s debut feature: Make Up, was released in 2020 to critical acclaim. She discusses how to move from low budget features to high-end TV

Saturday 5 November | 16:30-17:30 | Yorkshire Museum


Claire Oakley is a rising star. In 2014, she co-founded Cinesisters, a mentoring group for female-identifying directors, which now has over 200 members, and in 2019, she was chosen as a Screen Star of Tomorrow. Her debut feature, Make Up, a psycho-sexual coming-of-age tale, was released in 2020 to critical acclaim. She has since directed for DisneyPlus, and is developing features with the BFI and BBC Film, writing a TV series. Alongside a screening, Oakley will consider how to move from low budget features to high-end TV.