Clare Plueckhahn is a multidisciplinary, Melbourne-based filmmaker whose work spans across a range of mediums, including film, photography and installation.
After graduating with distinction from her BA Photography at RMIT, Plueckhahn began work as a commercial and fine art photographer, also producing a feature length documentary named First Love, focusing on female surfers.
The film won Best Documentary at X Dance in Utah and locked in a 27-cinema deal with Village Roadshow, which led her to become DoP on the project Uncharted Waters, a film on Australia’s original child prodigy surfer, Wayne Lynch.
Plueckhahn has since gone on to produce and direct short films Lunchbreak and Horseplay and she was awarded a highly sort-after director’s attachment on Picnic At Hanging Rock, funded through Film Victoria, before directing three episodes of Neighbours.
With an overall artistic slate focused on empowering women and visceral storytelling, Plueckhahn has collaborated on projects with Kotex, Aesop and Centrum, and continues to expand her creative exploration & collaboration.