Claire McCarthy is a Sydney based writer, director, producer and visual artist, and has been making internationally acclaimed short films and documentaries for over a decade. A directing graduate of the Australian Film TV and Radio School (2001), Claire has written, directed and produced a number of documentaries and short films in Australia, India, Germany and Mexico including Australian Film Commission fully funded short film Skin (2006), The Find (2006), City Edge (2005), Starbaby (2002), Panopticon (2001), Square Space (2000) and Tinsel (1999). Her first feature film Cross Life debuted at the Sydney International Film Festival (2007) and release is expected in late 2007. Her documentary film Sisters in Calcutta (filmed on location in India) will broadcast on ABC television in late 2007. The Waiting City, Claire's next feature film, is in development through the Australian Film Commission's IndiVision program.