T R A C K S  2014 / 12 mins

Tracks is a short film about a father and son whose relationship is challenged on a hunting trip. It explores the weight and expectation of tradition and our relationship with nature. 


Starring Gordon Brown and John Bell, Tracks was commissioned by Rankin Film Productions’ Collabor8te scheme. The script was developed with Tristan Goligher from The Bureau. The film premiered at Edinburgh Film Festival, 2014.


BEST DIRECTOR, Underwire Film Festival, 2014 - WINNER


SHORT FILM PRIZE, Shuffle Film Festival, 2015 - NOMINATED

BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR, London Short Film Festival, 2015 - SPECIAL MENTION

"A very accomplished piece of filmmaking, showing vision, humanity and originality." UNDERWIRE FILM FESTIVAL JURY, 2014

"A strong, beautiful and warming story, that cleverly uses landscape as character."  LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL JURY, 2015

"A poetic and pensive pieceTHOMAS HUMPHREY, CINEUROPA [review]

"Claire Oakley has returned to the director's chair with her brand new short film Tracks, which saw her pick up the Best Director at the Underwire Festival." FEMALE FIRST [interview - Dec 2014]

"We talk with Claire Oakley about her latest two directorial outings, Tracks and James" HUNGRY EYE [interview - Sept 2014]

"Catching up with Underwire Alumni: Claire Oakley" UNDERWIRE FILM FESTIVAL [interview - July 2017]

"Dazed finds out the challenges of Collabor8ting on short films made for the big screen" DAZED [interview - Jan 2014]

"Claire Oakley one year on from winning Best Director at Underwire 2014" DIRECTORS UK [interview - Aug 2015]

"Commissioned Collabor8te writer Claire Oakley speaks about her project, 'Tracks'." COLLABOR8TE [video interview - July 2013]

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F E S T I V A L S 

Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK, 2014

Rio de Janeiro Short Film Festival, Brazil, 2014

Austin International Film Festival, USA, 2014

Leuven Short Film Festival, Belgium, 2014

Underwire Film Festival, UK, 2014 

London Short Film Festival, UK, 2015 

Tehran Short Film Festival, Iran, 2015

Glasgow Short Film Festival, UK, 2015 

Goldsmiths University, UK, 2015

Birds Eye View #‎girlsonfilmclub, UK‬, 2015

Go Short Film Festival, Netherlands, 2015

Madeira Film Festival, 2015

Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine, 2015

Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK, 2015

Shuffle Film Festival, UK, 2015

Oval Space, Hackney, UK, 2015

International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő, Hungary, 2015

International Short Film Festival of Cyprus, 2015

The Book Club, Shoreditch, UK, 2015

Inverness Film Festival, UK, 2015

Aesthetica Film Festival, UK, 2015

This is England Festival, France, 2015

British Shorts Film Festival, Germany, 2016 

B E H I N D   T H E   S C E N E S