Clare Sturges is a qualified marketer, award-winning film director, producer and seasoned copywriter. Clare’s 10-year career has spanned magazine journalism, corporate communications, advertising and independent film production. She has delivered tactical and strategic comms + film for over 50 leading UK brands.
Clare's first documentary Sexwork & Me: Red Light Conversations won Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and an Award of Merit at the Women's Independent Film Festival Los Angeles 2012. It was screened at Cannes Festival de Film 2012, where it was acquired and broadcast by ABC2 – Australia's national public service channel.
Clare's recent documentary Sexwork, Love & Mr Right (TCF Film 2013) explores the relationship between Amsterdam red-light district sexworker Lina and her wealthy new American boyfriend Sean – a former customer. It was an official selection at the Los Angeles International Film Festival 2014, which Clare attended thanks to financial support from the Wales Broadcasting Trust. The film has been acquired and broadcast on ABC2.
She is currently developing her first feature-length documentary about global end of life care through her company brightest comms + film with award-winning executive producer Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock (Mugabe & The White African 2010) and Professor David Clark of Glasgow University.