Clare Sladden

Emerging ProfessionalFeatured

Broken Head Productions Pty Ltd

Writer. Director.




Clare was a finalist in the Cinestory Fellowship with her first feature screenplay, Always The Dressmaker, in 2014, and since then has been a quarterfinalist and semifinalist in various international screenwriting competitions, including the Page International TV Competition, Scriptapalooza, Final Draft’s Big Break Competition, Screencraft Comedy and Screencraft Pilot competitions with Always The Dressmaker, Recollections (her second feature script) and Familiar (a 1hr TV pilot).

Clare has attended two Cinestory Fellowship feature retreats, including the 2016 retreat, where she was allocated Oscar-nominated screenwriter Meg LeFauve as a mentor, and she also attended the Stowe Fall Story Lab in Vermont in September 2016, and has been invited back in May 2017 for the intensive writer’s lab.

Clare has written/directed/produced two short films and one webseries pilot:

Consent (short) - IndieFest Award of Excellence - Official selection Sydney Lift Off Film Festival - Fort Myers Film Festival
First Date Dilemma (short) - shortlisted for Tropfest 2017
More Milk (webseries pilot) - post production

Clare is deeply interested in writing and exploring strong, complex, funny, female characters: she aims to showcase leading female characters that are flawed and in some cases, deeply troubled, but ultimately not ‘broken’. Women who are quick, rye and funny, while at the same time intelligent, self sabotaging and in pain. Writing these kinds of characters, and presenting them with the opportunity to evolve over the course of a story is an element inherent in all Clare's writing.
Clare's talent is combining these complex character with a sense of humour and irreverence that speaks to the the comedy and absurdity of life, while grounding her stories with real situations; real problems; real heartbreaks.


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