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Clare McQuillan

Writer

Clare McQuillan started her career as a producer at The Royal Court Theatre working on play development. She then spent two years as a writing and development assistant to the Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen.

Whilst working with McQueen, Clare spent six months in the New York writers’ room for his HBO show Codes of Conduct, working under showrunner Semi Chellas (Mad Men).

Following that experience, Clare developed her own series concept and pilot which she sold to Miramax television. She then spent the following years writing and developing television in Los Angeles.

Clare wrote for Impulse (2018 NBCU/YouTube Red), a coming-of-age drama directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity). More recently, Clare has written for The Old Town (2021 ITV/House Productions), an adaptation of a Japanese detective story. She is developing her debut show, an adaptation of We Go Around In The Night and Are Consumed By Fire with Hillbilly Productions and the BAFTA winning director Georgi Banks-Davies (I Hate Suzie).

Clare was selected as one of BAFTA Elevate Writers for 2018.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2020
Production (role):
THE OLD TOWN
Company:
House Productions/ ITV
Project details:
Writing 1 script for 4 parter created by Gregory Burke 
Date: 2019
Production (role):
SPADEHEAD 
Company:
Eleven/Netflix 
Project details:
1 script
Date: 2018
Production (role):
The Super Recognisers - Writer's Room
Company:
Hera / Sky
Project details:
Exec: Liza Marshall
Showrunner: Peter Foott
Date: 2018
Production (role):
Impulse
Company:
Hypnotic / Universal Cable Productions / YouTube Red Originals
Project details:
Dir. Doug Liman
10 x 60 min episodes as Staff Writer
1 x 60 min episode as ‘Written by’
IN DEVELOPMENT
Date: 2021
Production (role):
Unannounced Netflix Project
Company:
Netflix
Project details:
1 x 60' script
Production (role):
We Go Around In The Night and Are Consumed By Fire (Adaptation)
Company:
Hillbilly Films
Project details:
Developing alongside BAFTA winning director Georgi Banks-Davies (I Hate Suzie)
Production (role):
REPUTATION
Company:
Wall to Wall
Project details:
Female led thriller about Bel Pottinger 
Production (role):
THE NU
Project details:
YA Pilot
Production (role):
DO YOU DEEP THROAT 
Company:
West Road Pictures Limited
Project details:
Drama Pilot
Production (role):
Reputation
Company:
Wall to Wall
Project details:
Drama Pilot
Production (role):
The Kitchen
Company:
DCM
Project details:
Drama Pilot commission
Production (role):
Elopers
Project details:
Comedy/Drama Pilot
Production (role):
The Dealer
Project details:
US set drama pilot
1 x 60 min
SHORT FILM
Date: 2016
Production (role):
Above (Co-Director)
Project details:
Film London funded short film, selected for 2015 BFI London Film festival programme.
Winner of National Film Award – Best British Short 2016.
Date: 2013
Production (role):
Lenny (Writer / Director)
Project details:
Runner-up for Collabor8te short film funding award.
OTHER
Production (role):
Steve McQueen's Writing and Creative Projects Assistant
Project details:
Clare worked on the development of Steve’s upcoming feature 'Widows' and in the writers room in New York for his HBO television series 'Codes of Conduct'.

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): THE OLD TOWN
    Company: House Productions/ ITV
    Project details: Writing 1 script for 4 parter created by Gregory Burke 
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): SPADEHEAD 
    Company: Eleven/Netflix 
    Project details: 1 script
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): The Super Recognisers - Writer's Room
    Company: Hera / Sky
    Project details: Exec: Liza Marshall
    Showrunner: Peter Foott
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): Impulse
    Company: Hypnotic / Universal Cable Productions / YouTube Red Originals
    Project details: Dir. Doug Liman
    10 x 60 min episodes as Staff Writer
    1 x 60 min episode as ‘Written by’
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2021
    Production (role): Unannounced Netflix Project
    Company: Netflix
    Project details: 1 x 60' script
  • Date:
    Production (role): We Go Around In The Night and Are Consumed By Fire (Adaptation)
    Company: Hillbilly Films
    Project details: Developing alongside BAFTA winning director Georgi Banks-Davies (I Hate Suzie)
  • Date:
    Production (role): REPUTATION
    Company: Wall to Wall
    Project details: Female led thriller about Bel Pottinger 
  • Date:
    Production (role): THE NU
    Company:
    Project details: YA Pilot
  • Date:
    Production (role): DO YOU DEEP THROAT 
    Company: West Road Pictures Limited
    Project details: Drama Pilot
  • Date:
    Production (role): Reputation
    Company: Wall to Wall
    Project details: Drama Pilot
  • Date:
    Production (role): The Kitchen
    Company: DCM
    Project details: Drama Pilot commission
  • Date:
    Production (role): Elopers
    Company:
    Project details: Comedy/Drama Pilot
  • Date:
    Production (role): The Dealer
    Company:
    Project details: US set drama pilot
    1 x 60 min
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Project details
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): Above (Co-Director)
    Project details: Film London funded short film, selected for 2015 BFI London Film festival programme.
    Winner of National Film Award – Best British Short 2016.
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): Lenny (Writer / Director)
    Project details: Runner-up for Collabor8te short film funding award.
  • Production (role)
    Project details
  • Production (role): Steve McQueen's Writing and Creative Projects Assistant
    Project details: Clare worked on the development of Steve’s upcoming feature 'Widows' and in the writers room in New York for his HBO television series 'Codes of Conduct'.