Portrait of Sue Clayton


Sue Clayton is a British feature film writer and director.

She directed the widely-acclaimed cinema movie THE DISAPPEARANCE OF FINBAR with hot new star Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Bend it Like Beckham, Vanity Fair); THE LAST CROP starring Kerry Walker (The Piano) and Noah Taylor (Shine) and the British Academy nominated short HEART SONGS starring Tom McCamus for which she composed the music.

The Last Crop Poster
The Dissapearance of Finbar Poster

Heart Songs Poster

 


NEWS: HAMEDULLAH: THE ROAD HOME WINS AWARD AT LONDON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2012
The film was awarded Best Short Documentary Film.

Sue Clayton's much acclaimed new film, HAMEDULLAH: THE ROAD HOME, (UK, 2011, 23mins) has also been nominated for a prestigious One World Award, see oneworldmedia.org.uk/awards

Hamedullah The Road Home

This is the story of an Afghan teenager who came to the UK alone as a child then like many others was suddenly and harshly deported back at 18 to a war zone he scarcely recognised. Sue gave him a video camera and this is the powerful and moving story of his attempt to survive..

Premiered at an Amnesty International gala event at the Tricycle cinema, the film is now screening at events and festivals worldwide, and is being sold to television both in the UK and internationally. For more information, screenings and bookings, go to the film's website or Twitter and Facebook.

"A bold, original documentary comparable to Winterbottom's In This World" - Amnesty International

"Shines a spotlight on key issues" - Dazed and Confused

"A very important film" - Emma Thompson


She is currently shooting on her feature film THE LOST GIRL, adapted from the novel by DH Lawrence, and in development on NOWHERE TO HIDE, a modern day thriller set in London.

Sue also continues to work as a composer and with a number of bands, see www.davidmooreandtheoars.com and www.theoars.co.uk

 

Filming in the Artic
Home
The Last Crop
The Disappearance of Finbar
Heart Songs
Music
Writing
Sue Clayton Interview (The Guardian)
Documentaries

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