Toy Factory Films


Clare is an experienced Writer, Director and Producer.

With a First Class degree in Fine Art and a Post Grad in Electronic Imaging, Clare began making films at art school. She cut her teeth in the industry editing a variety of television, including factual, drama & commercials for clients like, C4, BBC, ITV, C5 & Discovery.

Her career progressed into directing, and her first terrestrial single camera directing credits were on film review shows in 1995. Then she enjoyed working as a writer producer and director in travel documentary for a number of years.

                                                   Clare’s TV Directing circa ’97 - ‘02

Clare was soon poached by a travel production company to series produce and execute the creative and strategic launch of a new channel. Later she repeated this feat at another Broadcaster where she became Head of Production.

Recent years have seen Clare return to her preferred world of “more creativity, less management meetings”. This has seen her developing concepts, pitching, writing, directing, producing and occasionally editing on a series of high-end documentaries and award winning arts programming; like China Power - The Great Chinese Art Revolution (2009). She has also relished individual and collaborative commissions with practicing artists and filmmakers.

Clare is a big advocate of the use of new technology and particularly enjoys the application of sound and music. She is equally at home producing commercially effective content as intelligent factual programmes, Clare has an ability to address even overtly serious subjects with illumination, sensitivity and style.

Clare Dearnaley

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