Madeline Clayton

Focused on telling intimate stories with energy and emotion, Madeline has developed an acute sensitivity to the human experience.

By honing in on the core emotions of every story, her authentic visual language brings a unique perspective that is rooted in honesty. Striving to find hope while tackling some of life’s biggest emotions head on, her work spans real, scripted, performance-driven and visceral genres and reframes the struggles of the human experience as the common denominator that brings us together.

She is a Young Director Award Finalist and her work has won at Cannes Lion, 1.4 Awards, Sydney Queer Film Festival, Melbourne Queer Film Festival and has been nominated at the AICP Awards, The Webbys, OneShow, Shots, Mumbrella, and St. Kilda Film Festival Awards.

Her short films have screened at 20+ prestigious film festivals internationally, most notably Palm Springs International Film Festival and she was awarded the Iris Prize, the largest in the world for LGBTQI films, in Cardiff, Wales.