Claire Fowler


Writer-director Claire Fowler is a filmmaker from North Wales working between the UK, New York and LA. Her most recent short, SALAM, had its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, won a BAFTA Cymru award, and travelled to over one hundred international film festivals. She recently made her TV episodic debut with episode 414 of the WB/Netflix show Manifest.

After studying at Oxford University and the Royal College of Art, Claire made a number of human rights-themed documentary films that screened at festivals including Sheffield Docfest UK, the International Human Rights Watch Festival and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. She went on to win a Fulbright scholarship to study film at Columbia University in New York City and graduated with MFA honors.

Claire's feature screenplay LITTLE HOUSE won the grand prize in both the Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition and Starz Denver Screenwriting Competition. It placed second in the Script Goldmine Screenwriting competition, was one of the top three scripts in the Nantucket Film Festival’s Showtime Tony Cox screenwriting competition, was in the top 5% of the Academy's Nicholl Fellowship entries, and was shortlisted for the Sundance Screenwriting lab. Her AFI DWW short film, NOODLES, premiered at Nantucket Film Festival, was acquired by Nowness, and then went on to become a Vimeo Staff Pick. Her short films have been watched over million times online.

In the UK, Claire has participated in the BFI London Film Festival’s feature filmmaking program Think Shoot Distribute and The Kudos-Bush Initiative, an emerging writer’s scheme with the Emmy award winning production-company behind The Hour, Utopia and Broadchurch. She directed all eight episodes of a BBC Wales/S4C Welsh language web series called Merched Parchus in 2019.

In the USA, she has participated in the Warner Bros Directing Workshop, the AFI's Directing Workshop for Women (DWW), the Sony TV Directing Program and the Ryan Murphy HALF foundation, and has shadowed directors on Pose, Homeland and Manifest.

Claire is currently in development with BBC Film on a thriller produced by Sorcha Bacon of Try Hard Film.

You can also find her on IMDb and Vimeo.

She was interviewed by the BBC Film Network.