Clayton won the Kodak Award for Best Work Shot on Film at the 2018 Queens World Film Festival, whose prize is film stock for his upcoming project, Kansas, 1989. He is a chapter leader of The Filmshop, a filmmakers’ collective in New York City. He is proud to serve as a moderator and screener for the Austin Film Festival, among others.


KANSAS, 1989

The story of a Midwestern teenager on the verge of coming out, and the night of danger that changes the course of his life.

Kansas, 1989 shoots this fall in Kansas City. Watch the two-minute video about it and learn more at !

Poster Design:  Kerry Lacy

Poster Design: Kerry Lacy

Poster Design by Christina D'Angelo

off track betty

Clayton's first project as writer and director is the story of a longtime resident of New York City who realizes she no longer recognizes her neighborhood. Shot on 16mm film on locations that were soon demolished, Off Track Betty is a short film about love, memory, and what it means to move forward.

Winner: Kodak Award for Best Work Shot on Film, 2018 Queens World Film Festival.
Winner: Best Short Audience Award, Brooklyn Film Festival
Winner: Best in Category Jury Award, Tallgrass Film Festival
Official Selection: Austin Film Festival, Napa Valley Film Festival, Atlantic Film Festival, Sidewalk Film Festival, Bend Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, Tallgrass Film Festival, Big Apple Film Festival, LA Indie Film Fest, Manhattan Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival, Kansas City FilmFest, Soho International Film Festival, Hells Half Mile Film Festival, SAG-Aftra Foundation Showcase, Queens World Film Festival

Now available to watch:

  • To Xfinity Comcast customers on Streampix

  • On ShortsTV

  • On the Vimeo channel on your Roku or AppleTV

  • On streaming platforms Filmocracy and Pnnny

  • Streaming at

More about Off Track Betty at



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captain bulldog productions

Clayton's next project is an original short screenplay about growing up queer in the Midwest, now in pre-production. Other projects include a short film adapted from a story by Randy DeVita in development; and two feature film screenplays in development under the auspices of Captain Bulldog Productions, LLC.

Follow Clayton and his work on his Vimeo channel.