I have worked as a freelance filmmaker since 2012 working on a variety of projects including charity, corporate, events, weddings, music videos, documentaries and short films. I have experience as a camera operator, editor and director.

I am also the Founder and Managing Director of award-winning social enterprise E.D.E.N. Film Productions. At E.D.E.N. I work as Project Manager and Lead Facilitator on our projects alongside being the main camera operator and editor on our work where we produce videos for a range of clients.

I am passionate about telling stories and involving myself with work that inspires me creatively alongside socially. If you are looking for a filmmaker Sheffield and UK-wide, please get in touch.



Filmmaker/self-shooting Director

I have worked on a variety of projects from the initial consultation through to the post-production. I am experienced working as an all rounded filmmaker in camera operating, sound recording and video editing. This has been as a freelancer working for a wide range of companies and as Managing Director at E.D.E.N. Film Productions. I have also self-shot and Directed my feature documentary, Living With Me and My OCD, which has had over 45,000 views on YouTube.

Camera Operator

Since 2012 I have worked on numerous projects as a camera operator working with a range of cameras. I own and operate a 4K camera. I have filmed training videos, documentaries, interviews, events, conferences and weddings.

Video Editing

I am highly experienced in editing with Adobe Premiere Pro. I have worked on a series of projects as a freelancer for clients and other production companies. I love crafting together a story from the visuals I have either shot or that have been provided.

Project coordinator / facilitator

At E.D.E.N I have years of experience coordinating our filmmaking projects alongside working as a workshop facilitator and mentor. Films that have been produced on the projects have been screened around the world at various film festivals.


  • “Claire Watkinson from E.D.E.N. Film Productions was our main choice when we put out a tender for a film company to train and support our digital media project volunteers. Our community heritage project was for 2 years, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and aimed to capture the history of the Broomhall area of Sheffield. This involved carrying out oral history interviews on film and audio. Claire trained volunteers in how to use the camera and how to edit them into a finished film. She mentored many of our volunteers and supported them throughout the process of film production. Claire was very good with the technicalities as well as knowing creatively what we were aiming for in our storytelling. She was also very good at working with people which is invaluable in a community setting. We definitely chose the right person for the job! Claire is one of the most professional and thorough people I have ever worked with. She is very committed to everything she does so you can be sure she will be an invaluable asset to your project.” 

    Jennie Beard
    Project Manager
  • “Claire has filmed this visibility day of action twice now to raise awareness of two chronic illnesses and their devastating impact on people’s lives. The event is very visual and we feel so confident in Claire’s ability to bring her own creativity to bear in creating short high impact films for use in a variety of social media, reaching audiences of thousands. She will be filming for us again this year!” 

    Carolyn Leary
    #MillionsMissing Sheffield


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