About The Filmmakers...
Director & Producer -
Claire Randall was born in Brisbane, after studying Film and Screen Media at Griffith university she found a passion for documentary production. Due to developing depression in her late teenage years, she has focused mainly on mental illness and social awareness documentary subjects. Choosing to shy away from the cliche and stereotypical, Claire brings a unique twist to the documentary form using animation, independent musical scores, and single shot interviews with intriguing visual styles to spur the audience's attention and intrigue. Her latest documentary, Wolfe, is a perfect example of these film techniques being used to explore a young man's experiences with schizophrenia from childhood through puberty up until his diagnosis in his early twenties.
Shannen was born in Auckland, New Zealand and moved to Brisbane, Australia when she was seven years old. She fell in love with filmmaking after a trip to Universal Studios when she was 12. In 2014 she enrolled at Griffith Film School to study a Bachelor of Film and Screen Media Production. Over the years, she gained a range of experience in all aspects of filmmaking, but has gravitated towards Producing, and has found a passion for documentaries.
In 2016, Shannen was fortunate enough to gain a position to intern with the prestigious Asia Pacific Screen Awards. This gave her a valuable insight into the different pathways films can take once completed.
Later in 2016, she also had the opportunity to intern with the well-respected Brisbane production company, Like A Photon Creative, where she Sound Recorded and Designed children’s content for Virgin Airlines.
When Wolfe was first pitched at the start of 2016, Shannen knew it was a story that needed to be told and was committed to getting the documentary made. She is extremely humbled with the impact and commentary it has generated.