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Claire Handley

Paper Owl Films

Development Producer

Claire Handley

Claire is a Development Producer for Paper Owl Films, working across a range of digital and broadcast, animation and live action projects.  Working closely with Paper Owl’s Creative Director, Gráinne McGuinness, Claire helps to develop and pitch a varied slate of content for young audiences.

Claire has worked been at Paper Owl Films since December 2015 and has enjoying working on a variety of projects in both animation and live action, including two series of ‘Pablo’  – a live action / animation blend for CBeebies and RTÉjr.

Claire's Sessions

Nancy Kanter

On-Demand Content

Nancy’s inner child has had her dream of telling stories to children come true. From as early as she can remember stories were where Nancy could move beyond her cul-de-sac world and imagine a more exciting, adventurous life.  Adult Nancy has made it her mission to inspire that child like…

Angela Santomero

On-Demand Content

Angela was a TV kid. She was that preschooler who couldn’t sit closer to the television when ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ was on. Mister Rogers spoke to her. Her inner child is delighted with how grown up Angela had the opportunity to bring ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood’ to a new generation today.…

Shabnam Rezaei

On-Demand Content

Her father’s passion to tell detailed stories, with interesting characters, and having something to talk about is the gift Shabnam wants to share and grow in every child. Whether it is a cloud in the sky, a metal sculpture, an African mask, a painting of a bird, a water view…

Sumita Majumdar

On-Demand Content

Sumita’s multi-sensory thinking-style heightens her ability to access childhood memories in a unique way. The sensory information that she absorbs from her surroundings, fuels her over-active imagination."When I remember a past experience, it can feel like it’s happening right now, in an emotional and sensory way". Her past experiences live…

Laura Henry-Allain

On-Demand Content

Laura grew up in London in a diverse community. She is the middle child of six children and has dyslexia. Not surprising then that this child grew up to create content that celebrates diversity, family and community told through all the heart of the little girl inside that truly loved…

Andrew Brenner

On-Demand Content

Andrew listens carefully to his inner child when writing for children because that’s his connection to what childhood is like. His inner child also keeps him close to what it means to be an adult more generally and what we risk losing contact with by 'growing up'.

Keith Chapman

On-Demand Content

In a busy London family, Keith’s child self was passionate about art and football and he is still friends with his childhood buddies. No surprise then that grown up on the outside Keith is still passionate about drawing, football and creating colourful characters today.