Award-winning Producer/Director and Editor Claire Tailyour was born in South Africa but raised in England. Claire has an MFA from USC's School of Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles. Recently Claire has directed BBC documentaries including The Forgotten Girls of Dhaka which was also shown on Newsnight, Singapore at 50 and several episodes of the series Witness.
Claire was a Producer at the BBC for many years before leaving in 2013 to set up her own production company Slackwire Films whose first commission was the steampunk sci-fi Ruby's Skin starring John Bowe (The Hour, Silent Witness, Coronation Street) and Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Bates Motel).
At the BBC Claire worked on BAFTA winning series EastEnders, World News documentaries and BBC Youtube. She won the BBC's Pitch To Win scheme, was part of the team that won a Webby and Short-form content awards.
Short films she has directed include her thesis film Silence which played at numerous international film festivals including Eerie Horror, Kino and First Look. Her short film Impressions for the Los Angeles Film Collective's feature was broadcast in the US on WNET television.
Her Heineken funded music video for Low Stars' Just Around the Corner, premiered at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills, continuing to Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca's Green Room.