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A BAFTA nominated documentary film-maker, Claudia Nye looks at human issues in social context, exploring how the latter influences the former. Her work has been broadcast on the BBC, Channel 4 and other major European TV channels. Since she moved to North Yorkshire, she's been doing private as well as public commissions (Film Council/European Fund). She's also been teaching film at the local University and College; and running Community Film Workshops in the area. She has currently set up CAN Films which specialises in providing film content for websites.


From 2013 to date, I have been running CAN Films, which has been producing short films, among which are:

Identifying Edible Roadkill in the Woodlands

Shooting Fairies in the Woodlands

Identifying Poisonous Mushrooms in the Woodlands

Building a Tree House

BETWEEN 1991 - 2000 I produced & directed broadcast documentaries amongst which are:

1992 Socialism or Death

A MIRROR IMAGES production for WDR/Germany Groensen (Broadcast in 15 countries) First Prize - Woman and Film Festival - Agrentina 1993

1994 The Worst Job in the World

A MIRROR IMAGES production for BBC 2 Picture This "Claudia Nye's film made a fair case to be considered amongst the best documentaries of the year" Thomas Sutcliffe - The Independent

1996 Birth of a Salesman

A MOSAIC Pictures production for Channel Four Cutting Edge BAFTA nominated "The film rises beyond your everyday documentary, in a wonderful assembly of the raw material seizing on imagery, which manages to work with, undercut and bring wit to the subject" Fiona Morrow - Time Out

1995/1996 Captain Pedro and the Three Wishes

A MIRROR IMAGE/MOSAIC co-production for Channel Four Latino Nights First Prize - Festival International de Creteil - Paris "Narrated by the unborn child of Pedro's wife, an imaginative touch, this film opens the Latin American season qualifying on two accounts: it was made by a talented Argentinian Director, and its subject is the boat people of Cuba" Peter Waymark - The Times

1997 Evita pre Madonna

A RUMTREE production for Channel Four Arts & Music "A terrific and timely documentary...this is a study of fanaticism, idolatry and cultural penetration, and also provided the sole example of human dignity on the whole evening" Lynne Truss - The Times

1999 Shake Sheik Shake

A RUMTREE production for Channel Four. English fuller women find in Belly Dancing liberation from the Western body fascism...

BETWEEN THE YEAR 2000-2012, I made films for Public and Private Commissions, as well as facilitating community based film projects such as:

Live in the Landscape

A RUMTREE/CREATE co-production for York City Council and Yorkshire Forward. A promo DVD selling the potential of the North Yorkshire landscape as a site for live music concerts.

Barrowcliffe Stories

A RUMTREE/CREATE co-production funded by Screen Yorkshire and the European Fund. An interactive film community based project about life in the Estate, based on Boal's Forum Theatre Techniques. "Big Hot on the Estate" Scarborough Evening News


1985 - 1990 INC - National Film College

Instituto Nacional de Cinematografia de Buenos Aires

Graduated as Film Director

1981 - 1984 UBA - Universidad de Buenos Aires

First 3 years of Psychology Degree

2007 - 2009 Hull University, Scarborough Campus

M.A. by Research

Community-based Interactive Film as a Tool for Social Change


2002 - 2003

Teacher Training

City & Guilds 7307 Level 1 & 2

2012 - 2013

Hull University, Doncaster College University

Advanced Diploma in Counselling


2001 - 2004

Tutor in Media Studies at Yorkshire Coast College

2005 - 2009

Visiting Lecturer in Digital Video Production at Hull University Scarborough Campus


Yoga, Meditation and bringing people together through dance, food and good times.