Clare Cahill

Senior Lecturer – Film Production

BA Hons Criminology (Melbourne)


Clare is a Senior Lecturer in Producing, but also an active filmmaker. Initially training in Criminology, and developing one of the first e-learning platforms in Australia in 1998, Clare operated a multimedia/web development business,  until she had the opportunity to begin developing her filmic storytelling skills from 2004 Her first film projects include a documentary- ‘Finding Our Place – Identity and Belonging in Moonee Valley‘ (Melbourne, Australia), seven short films used in the staging of an avant-garde fringe theatre presentation, ‘Dolly Stainer of Kew Cottages’ and a film profiling the work of Melbourne’s Soul Theatre. Arriving in the UK in 2007, Clare began honing her producing and production skills in the UK independent film sector and since then has built up a considerable body of work.

Professional practice

Clare’s professional practice is focused on independent film production as a producer or line producer, as well as mentoring and public speaking. As well as teaching at the Bournemouth Film School, she mentors early stage film-makers for the Malta Film Commission.

She currently has a number of feature films in various stages of development/production:

– Champion (dir A Igbanoi)

– Due Notice (dir C Kotey)

–  Bharal (dir J Reid)

–  Vivien (dir W Harrison)

–  Locus (dir C Conway)

Professional memberships

  • Production Guild of Great Britain (2012)

Research Specialism

Clare’s research interests primarily revolve around sustainability of the independent feature film sector. She is exploring workflow, production processes, integration of emerging technologies and film financing models.

She is also engaged in research about teaching film production – particularly in terms of encouraging reflective practice for peers and students.

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