Claire is the Managing Director of Grumpy Sailor, a boutique creative technology and production company based in Sydney. Grumpy Sailor develops and creates stories using innovative new media platforms, collaborating with partners that include Google's Creative Lab, Sydney Opera House, The State Library, and The Arts Centre, Melbourne. This December, Grumpy Sailor in collaboration with E2 and the Arts Centre Melbourne will launch the Australian Music Vault; a permanent Australian music exhibition featuring artifacts, digital curiosities and installations of light, sound, video and colour.
In 2017, through Grumpy Sailor developed and produced Love at Fifth Site, an interactive series of short films for Adelaide Fringe, directed by Shannon Murphy and written by Susie Youssef and Tristram Baumber. In November 2017 Grumpy Sailor will release their original web series, Resting Pitch Face, conceived, developed and produced by Grumpy Sailor, written by Nicola Parry and Jess Harris, directed by Claudia Pickering and starring Nakkiah Lui, Bridie Connell and Emily Havea.
Claire has also produced award winning films including Kings of Baxter (Dir: Jack Yabsley), a feature documentary which won the Jury Prize for Best Australian Documentary and Audience Award at the Antenna Film Festival Sydney, The Red Valentine (Dir: Glenn Stewart) which won Silver at the ACS Awards, the Award of Excellence at NYLA Film Festival and Best Short Narrative at Logan Film Festival; Arc (Dir: Max Doyle) nominated for Best Film, Best Cinematography and Best Director at St Kilda Short Film Fest 2013; and Jack Off (Dir: Max Doyle) released through Vice/Noisey in 2014.