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Reel


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Reel


director/producer reel

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Who the heck?


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Who the heck?


Who the heck?


claudia pickering australians in film

OH HEY.

I am an Australian director-producer and I'm stoked about it.

Look at that face. Stoked.

It all started with acting which lead to writing comedy sketches... and they just kept getting longer. I've written, produced, directed and performed in multiple webseries projects, with many more in the pipeline including two feature films that are currently in script development.

The past year has been an exciting time - I was awarded the winner of Tropfest #tropvine, among several other awards including Best Feature Film at various festivals internationally for Frisky and Winning Formula which are in negotiations for distribution. I have also had the pleasure of working with Adam Spencer and Steve Vizard on projects with my comedy team Frothpocalypse.

I've studied acting at NIDA (Sydney) and NYFA (Universal Studios, Los Angeles); Comedy improv at Upright Citizen's Brigade (Los Angeles), BATS Improv (San Francisco) and Leela (San Francisco); and Screenwriting at NYU (New York). I also hold a masters degree in Architecture from UNSW (Sydney).

This year I've had the pleasure of creating and organising the Freshflix Film Festival with two good mates of mine. Check out more about that here.

I am energetic, keen to learn and love nothing more than working creatively on challenging projects... Then blogging about them at thedarclaud.com

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FILM & VIDEO


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FILM & VIDEO


PROJECTS


FEATURE FILM

"Frisky"

(Director, Writer, Producer, Actor)

Two twenty-somethings move to San Francisco to chase their career, but end up chasing tail instead.

When two twenty-something women move back to San Francisco, where they had met on exchange years earlier, their high career aspirations quickly become sidelined by their sexual interests. While wildly crass and charismatic in their public personas, they are in fact fundamentally at odds on many levels. Their opposing beliefs surrounding responsibility and romance, combined with their close quarters while crashing in an acquaintance's living room, find them thrust onto a fast track to discovering what their friendship is really made of. Based on true events, Frisky is an honest, tongue-in-cheek look at what it is to be a woman in the limbo years between college and "the real world".

"Gritty and irreverent"
- Cinema Constant
"With its radical take on narrative and delicate humor Claudia Pickering's feature film directorial debut is a stunner. How Claudia constructs the film is incredibly mature: rather than focus on big dramatic moments, she relies on simple gestures and domestic routines. Pickering leaves the floor to her hilarious characters, who show real complicity throughout the film. Frisky is a psychologically penetrating meditation on the experience of leaving the country...
...The plot of Frisky is very simple, yet the implications of its characters’ emotions and actions are profound. Throughout the film she captures the pathos, loneliness, and excitement of living abroad,  delicately weaving present and future. We have been impressed by her lack of artifice, her indifference to decors resulting in a work at once raw and deeply poetic."
- CinéWomen

FEATURE FILM

"Winning Formula"

(Writer, Producer, Actor)

Bet your bottom dollar. Lose. Take home the lucky door prize instead.

While backpacking around America, two Aussie girls find themselves deep in turtle racing debt to a notorious gangster. Constantly validating each other's bad decisions, they devise crafty plans to keep their heads above water, earning money any way they can while unwittingly becoming tangled in a dark mystery surrounding their family's past. Through the hardest of times, they learn to embrace what is right on their rent-free caravan doorstep: Romance, friends and family. With a side order of juice.

 

Things are heating up, and it’s not just the casserole...

When Louise is invited to bring a dish to a ladies’ brunch, she eagerly seizes the opportunity to put to rest her microwave dinner reputation.

Starring Emma Leonard and Adam Spencer

SHORT FILM

"Potluck"

(Director, Writer, Producer)


VINE ANIMATION SERIES

"Dad Jokes"

(Writer, Producer, Co-Director, Actor)

 
 

WEB SKETCH SERIES

"Frothpocalypse"

(Writer, Producer, Co-Director, Actor)


WEB SERIES

"Deliveries"

(Writer, Producer, Co-Director, Actor)


WEB SERIES

"Keith and Kev"

(Writer, Producer, Co-Director, Actor)


WEB SERIES

"Wookie Error"

(Writer, Producer, Co-Director, Actor)


PILOT

"Dead Broke"

(Writer, Producer, Actor)


WEB SERIES

"Banjacks and Pervis"

(Writer, Producter, Co-Director, Actor)

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What people are saying


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What people are saying


What people are saying

If anybody’s a go-getter, it’s Claudia. Whether she’s acting, writing, producing or executing any one of her other amazing skills, she is always on the move, bursting with new ideas and getting the job. On top of all of that, she is funny, down-to-earth, full of life and an absolute pleasure to work with. I can’t wait to work with her again!
— Erik Deutscher, Director
I’m rolling with this chica because she’s got f**king balls.
— Danny Trejo, Actor
Claudia is talented on every level possible. I had the pleasure to be her cinematographer for the feature film Frisky, which she wrote, directed, produced and acted in it. Frisky, a movie with a very large cast and a long list of locations, was shot and edited only within a few weeks-all thanks to Claudia’s excellent attitude, organisation skills, creativity and ability to find solutions to every single problem that we encountered. In addition, Claudia is the kind of director that really cares about her crew. She was constantly showing her appreciation to the team and was making sure that everyone was happy to be on set. Like her stories, Claudia, is smart, witty, funny and original. I would work with her again in a heartbeat.
— Christiana Charalambous, Cinematographer
Funny as hell.
— Adam Nimoy, Director
Claudia represents the new form of the triple threat in the era of independent content creation. She writes, directs, and acts, and she does them all remarkably well. She is constantly creating and will take on any creative challenge. Her script, Frisky, is hilarious and it was blast working with her on set. She let me freely make creative choices, but gave proper direction where needed. It was great acting with her, too. She was always present in the scene. I would recommend hiring Claudia in any creative capacity and I’m already excited to work with her again.
— Brandon Wardle, Actor and Filmmaker
Bravo!!! Great stuff mate... See you at Cannes
— Adam Spencer, Presenter
Claudia’s ability to multitask is astonishing, and she is extremely organized, accommodating, and professional on set, while still maintaining a light-hearted atmosphere. She gives credit where credit is due and doesn’t micromanage or pass the buck, which makes everyone’s team effort easier and more seamless. Claudia always greets cast and crew with a warm smile and a positive attitude.
— Willow Polson, Producer
It was a great experience working in the film “Winning Formula” with Claudia and her production crew. Claudia is energetic, kind and inspiring.
— Eichin Chang-Lim, Actor
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Press


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Press


Photos by Christopher Pearce/Getty Images

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Contact


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Contact


INQUIRIES

pickclaud@gmail.com

Sydney, Los Angeles, San Francisco.

 

Sales Agent

Danielle Redford

Loveology Films

(Frisky and Winning Formula Projects)

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